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Book Review: Conspirators: A Photographic History of Ireland’s Revolutionary Underground

By Shane Kenna Published by Mercier Press, 2015 ISBN: 9781781173541 Reviewer: Kerron Ó Luain Conspirators: a photographic history of Ireland’s revolutionary underground is the result of an ambitious photographic history project that involved historian Shane Kenna, the National Library of Ireland, Glasnevin Trust and Mercier Press. Documenting the Irish Republican Continue Reading

Book Review: Soldiering Against Subversion: The Irish Defence Forces and Internal Security during the Troubles, 1969-1998

By Dan Harvey Published by Merrion Press (2018) Reviewer: Evan Comerford Day to day life for ordinary citizens in the Republic of Ireland, bar perhaps those in border communities, was generally not impacted to the same extent by the ‘Troubles’ in Northern Ireland. But over the course of three decades Continue Reading

Book Review: Bombs, Bullets and the Border: Policing Ireland’s Frontier, Irish Security Policy 1969-1978

By Patrick Mulroe Published by Irish Academic Press, 2017. Reviewer: Gerard Madden. Since June 2016, Brexit has dominated public discourse in both Britain and Ireland, with Britain’s decision to leave the European Union in that month’s referendum threatening to cause the most serious rupture in Anglo-Irish relations for years. The Continue Reading