The de Valera papers, and a significant collection of those of his private secretary, Kathleen O’Connell, fit seamlessly into an existing collections profile within the UCD Archives that includes the […]

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Shortly after the outbreak of the First World War, a group of Irish separatists took the decision to launch a rebellion before the war ended, and early in 1915 an […]

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In the early days of his dialogue with Sinn Féin, John Hume was fond of posing the question: ‘Why did Jimmie die?’ He knew it was the most difficult question […]

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The timing of the 50th anniversary of the Easter Rising was significant. As taoiseach, Seán Lemass was anxious to secure Ireland’s future within the European Economic Community (EEC) and had […]

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It is certainly rare (and possibly fortunate!) that words spoken at an academic history conference find their way onto the front pages of leading newspapers and, by degrees, into most […]

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