By Joseph E.A. Connell Jr A member of Dublin’s middle class, Tom Kettle joined the Irish Volunteers at their inception in 1913. Previously, he had been a Home Ruler and […]

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RICHARD BOURKE and IAN McBRIDE (eds) Princeton University Press £34.95 ISBN 9780691154060 Reviewed by: James Smyth One contributor to this volume, Matthew Kelly, identifies ‘the quasi-military character of the RIC’ […]

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MARTIN J. McCLEERY Manchester University Press £70 ISBN 9780719096303 Reviewed by: Clifford Peeples WhenGeorge Santayana made his observation that ‘history is always written wrong, and so always needs to be […]

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LIAM KENNEDY Merrion Press €22.50 ISBN 9781785370281 Reviewed by: Fearghal Mac Bhloscaidh This collection of nine essays deals with Irish history across three periods. The first three provide the long […]

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PAUL BEW Oxford University Press £16.99 ISBN 9780198755210 Reviewed by: Martin Mansergh The problem facing balanced assessment of Churchill’s dealings with Ireland is the weighting to be given to his […]

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