In The Current Issue

REGULARS

From the Editor

HISTORY IN THE NEWS:
Thomas D’Arcy McGee—Ireland’s lost patriot
Ian Ashe
St Brigid’s Day Festival celebrates Irish-Australian women
Jeff Gildea
ON THIS DAY
Aodhán Crealey

Letters
Irish ‘patriots’
Forgotten revolution: the Limerick Soviet 1919
Liam O’Flaherty’s ‘disillusionment’ with the Soviet Union?
RIC—the North–South dimension

BITE-SIZED HISTORY
Tony Canavan

Platform
Spinning the Terror
Sylvie Kleinman

GEMS OF ARCHITECTURE:
Ballintubber Abbey, Co. Mayo
Damian Murphy

ARTEFACTS:
Weapons of the RIC (1822–1922)
Lar Joye

KINDRED LINES:
Schulze Marriage Register
Fiona Fitzsimons

Events

100 YEARS AGO:
The Black and Tans deployed
Joseph E.A. Connell Jr

Reviews

RADIO EAR:
History in Residence and The Emergency: creative freedom in wartime Dublin
John Gibney

MUSEUM EYE:
National Photographic Archive
Tony Canavan

Bookworm
By Joe Culley

The Big Book
Simms, Hitler: only the world was enough
By Geoffrey Roberts

Book Reviews
Canning, The Old English in early modern Ireland: the Palesmen and the Nine Years’ War, 1594–1603
By Henry A. Jefferies
Haddick-Flynn, Orangeism: a historical profile
By Geoffrey Bell
Doherty, Irish liberty, British democracy: the third Irish Home Rule crisis, 1909–14
By Martin O’Donoghue
Mulqueen, ‘An alien ideology’: Cold War perceptions of the Irish republican left
By Ruan O’Donnell

Features

GEOGRAPHY:
The Scandinavian impact—a geographical exploration
William J. Smyth

FIRE-FIGHTING:
The role of the Church of Ireland in early fire-fighting
Pat Poland

HERALDRY:
Hervey Morres and ‘the Montmorency imposture’
Conleth Manning

PENOLOGY:
Early nineteenth-century Irish prisons
Richard Butler

ADMINISTRATION:
The first Irish Department of Finance
Frank Cogan

WAR OF INDEPENDENCE:
The targeting of District Inspector Hunt
Neville O’Connell

REPUTATIONS:
Margaret Skinnider
Mary McAuliffe

INTERNATIONAL:
Neither Suvla nor Sedd-ul-Bahr
Merve Dogan Kader and Seán Patrick Smyth

SPORT:
The Irish Nationality and Citizenship Act, 1956
Cian Manning

SONG:
‘Come Out Ye Black and Tans’
Michael Halpenny



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