In The Current Issue

REGULARS

From the Editor

HISTORY IN THE NEWS:
Captain Swayne and the Battle of Prosperous, 24 May 1798
Fergal Browne
Violence, Ridicule and Silence
Jane Maxwell
ON THIS DAY
Aodhán Crealy
BITE-SIZED HISTORY
Tony Canavan

Letters
Bandon Valley
The Catholic Church
General Franco and ‘mainstream historians’
When did the War of Independence start?
Correction
‘Mind the flag’
The anti-conscription general strike

Platform
An ‘Independence Day’ for Ireland?
Dennis Kennedy

GEMS OF ARCHITECTURE:
GPO, O’Connell Street, Dublin
Sarah Buckley

ARTEFACTS:
Anti-suffragette postcards, c. 1913
Donna Gilligan

KINDRED LINES:
Travellers and family history
Fiona Fitzsimons

Events

100 YEARS AGO:
The ‘German plot’
By Joseph E.A. Connell Jr

Reviews

WHAT’S ON FILM:
Black ’47
Emily Mark-FitzGerald

SEEN ON TV:
The Irish in Peaky Blinders
Brian Hanley

MUSEUM EYE:
Coming Home: Art and the Great Hunger
Tony Canavan

Bookworm
Joe Culley

The Big Book
Stout, Early medieval Ireland 431–1169
By Pat Wallace

Book Reviews
Nagle, Histories and nationalism in Ireland and Germany: a comparative study from 1800 to 1932
By Angus Mitchell
O’Brien, Havoc: the Auxiliaries in Ireland’s War of Independence
By Eamonn T. Gardiner
Ryan, My life in the IRA: the border campaign
By Fergus Whelan
Farrell, Unwinnable: Britain’s war in Afghanistan, 2001–2014
By Lar Joye

Features

POLITICS:
A ‘new departure’ in mid-Tudor Ireland?
Alan Bryson

IRISH ABROAD:
Duke Leopold’s Irish subjects and Jacobitism in Lorraine, 1698–1727
Stephen Griffin and Jérémy Filet

FAMINE:
Conspicuous consumption during the Great Hunger
Edmund O’Riordan

AFRICA:
Harry Grattan Guinness’s journey from preaching to politics
Catherine Guinness

FRANCHISE:
The Representation of the People Act 1918
Brian Walker

CONSTITUTION:
Women’s opposition to the 1937 Constitution
Joyce Padbury

NEW IN MSS:
James W. Upton’s unpublished silver jubilee history of the Gaelic Athletic Association
Tony Keating and Mark Reynolds

ESPIONAGE:
The 1972–3 Dublin bombings
Margaret Urwin and Niall Meehan



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