Irish Lives in the New DNB

Published in Issue 2 (Summer 1995), News, Volume 3

A new edition of the Dictionary of National Biography is in preparationat the University of Oxford with general support from the BritishAcademy and Oxford University Press. All entries in the old DNB will berevised or rewritten and 12,000 new articles will be added. It is aparticular priority to improve the coverage of groups who wererelatively poorly represented in the old DNB. Irish people are one suchgroup. Suggestions for Irish men and especially Irish women from allwalks of life and all parts of Ireland who merit inclusion in the NewDNB will be gratefully received, as well as comments and suggestionsfor the edition as a whole.
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