A Fine Gael – Fianna Fáil Coalition?

Eamon de Valera was considered by some to be a barrier to reconciliation
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The Irish Times is reporting this morning that Fianna Fáil might be set to vote on the prospect of coalition with Fine Gael at their upcoming Ard Fheis. Though Fine Gael is, to borrow the expression used by the newspaper, ‘the old enemy’, the notion of an alliance between the two is not unheard of. Nor…

NEW Book: A Formative Decade: Ireland in the 1920s

The new book that I co-edited was — rather fittingly, given that it’s world book day — published by Irish Academic Press today. Co-edited with Mel Farrell (Maynooth University) and Jason Knirck (Central Washington University), it brings together established and upcoming scholars to explore Ireland in the 1920s. In the aftermath of the Great War,…

Crowd-Funding as an Alternative to Research Grants: Some Reflections

Help Fund 'Modern Wife, Modern Life'.

A member of the Fund:It staff emailed me last week to see how plans for my Modern Wife, Modern Life exhibition at the National Print Museum of Ireland are coming along. More specifically, she was interested to know if I had ‘rewarded’ all the people who had pledged money in support of the exhibition through…


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