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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

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

Seán Murray Biography

Seán Byers, Seán Murray: Marxist-Leninist and Irish Socialist Republican (Irish Academic Press, 2015, 228 pp, €22.45 PB).

The last 20 years has witnessed some remarkable developments in the historiography of the Irish Left. Assisted by greater access to crucial archival collections, … Read More

Irish Nationalism in Transition

James McConnel,  The Irish Parliamentary Party and the Third Home Rule Crisis  (Four Courts Press, 2013, 352pps, €55 / £50 HB).

John Redmond led the Irish Parliamentary Party (IPP) from its reunification in 1900 … Read More

Working Class Life

David Convery (ed.), Locked Out: A Century of Irish Working Class Life  (Irish Academic Press, 2013, 304pps, €65 HB, €24.95 PB)

Coming as it does on the centenary of a year which has become synonymous with trade union struggle in Ireland, … Read More

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1913 Podcast Series

1913 Unfinished Business, 1913 Lockout: Unfinished Business podcast  (Total running time 178 minutes, 2013). ub1913.wordpress.com

In their mission statement Moira Murphy and the team behind the 1913 Unfinished Business (UB1913) blog highlight concerns also held by many professional historians regarding … Read More

A Capital in Conflict

Francis Devine (ed), A Capital in Conflict: Dublin City and the 1913 Lockout  (Dublin City Council, 2013, 405pps, €45.00 HB, €24.95 PB). 

Irish labour history is years behind many of its counterparts across the globe. The discipline in Ireland has … Read More

Labour’s Way

“Labour’s Way”, RTE Television, 26 June + 3 July 2012

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the formation of the Labour Party. In this decade of centenaries, the Labour Party’s birthday has been overshadowed by events that have been deemed more significant. Even … Read More

Douglas Hyde & the GAA

Cormac Moore, The GAA V Douglas Hyde: The Removal of Ireland’s First President as GAA Patron  (Collins Press, 2012, 265 pps, €14.99 PB)

In an interview with this magazine, Cormac Moore rightly pointed out when asked about the increasing prominence … Read More

Labour Party Centenary

Paul Daly, Rónán O’Brien & Paul Rouse, Making the Difference: The Irish Labour Party, 1912-2012  (Collins Press, 2012, 256 pps, €15.99 PB)

Irish politics, it has been said, comprised a ‘two and a half party system’ for much of its history since … Read More