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Hannah Sheehy Skeffington: A Collection of Her Writings

Margaret Ward, Hanna Sheehy Skeffington: Suffragette and Sinn Féiner, Her Memoirs and Political Writings (UCD Press, 2017, 463pp, €35 HB, ISBN 978-1-910820-14-8)

Hanna Sheehy Skeffington (1877-1946) is remembered as a feminist and veteran campaigner on progressive issues, and her … Read More

Young Ireland and Irish History

James Quinn, Young Ireland and the Writing of Irish History (UCD Press, 2015, 227 pp, €30 PB, ISBN 9781906359881)

‘If Young Ireland had failed and failed definitively in her revolutionary policy, she had certainly not failed in her educating … Read More

Myth and the Irish State

John M. Regan, Myth and the Irish State: Historical Problems and Other Essays (Irish Academic Press, 2013, 296 pp, €27.99 PB, €44.99 HB, ISBN 978-0-7165-32125)

John Regan has been developing a research profile in the field of historiography for some … Read More

Voices from the Easter Rising

Ruán O’Donnell & Mícheál Ó hAodha (eds), Voices from the Easter Rising (Merrion Press, 2016, 202 pp, €14.99 PB, ISBN 978-1-78537-066-3)

Just prior to the marathon centenary year of 2016, the manager of Hodges Figgis bookshop in Dublin estimated that there … Read More

29 Mar '17

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America and the Easter Rising

Mirian Nyhan Grey (ed), Ireland’s Allies: America and the 1916 Easter Rising (UCD Press, 2016, 400 pp, €40 HB, ISBN 978-1-91082-013-1)

In the opening paragraph of his foreword to this lavishly produced volume, Professor J.J. Lee ponders how historians should approach the … Read More

Haughey and the Northern Question

Stephen Kelly, ‘A Failed Political Entity’: Charles Haughey and the Northern Ireland Question, 1945-1992 (Merrion Press, 2016, 446 pp, €22.50 PB, €49.99 HB, ISBN 978-1-78537-097-7)

Charles J. Haughey remains one of the most controversial, if not the most controversial, political figures in … Read More

29 Oct '16

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Casement Diary

Angus Mitchell (ed.), One Bold Deed of Open Treason: The Berlin Diary of Roger Casement 1914-1916 (Merrion Press, 2016, 280 pp, €17.50 PB, €45.00 HB).

Roger Casement’s time in Imperial Germany between 1914 and 1916 raises a number of interesting … Read More

Indian Students in Ireland, 1913-16

Conor Mulvagh, Irish Days, Indian Memories: V.V. Giri and Indian Law Students at University College Dublin, 1913-16 (Irish Academic Press, 2016, 160pp, €16.99 HB). 

There were 3,606 persons of Indian birth living in Ireland at the time of the 1911 … Read More

Every County Has a Story…well sort of.

The national broadcaster, RTE, has gone all out with its coverage of the Easter Rising Centenary (or more accurately, the 99 years and 11 month anniversary). I’ve never seen  or heard more history and discussion of history on television and … Read More

Ada English Biography

Brendan Kelly, Ada English: Patriot and Psychiatrist (Irish Academic Press, 2014, 170 pp, €45.00 HB, €22.45 PB).

The subject of this sympathetic and sensitive biography, Dr Adeline (Ada) English (1875-1944), was both a pioneering psychiatrist and a well known … Read More