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    Temple Bar

    Maurice Curtis
    For as long as we have records, Temple Bar has been at the heart of Dublin’s cultural life. Its history is one of design, craft, publishing, the performing arts, coffee houses, political debate and great colour and energy.
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    Figures in a Famine Landscape

    Ciarán Ó Murchadha
    A study that follows a number of individuals involved in different public capacities in a particularly afflicted district of Ireland during the Great Famine. The thinking and actions of each had a major effect on the existences - and the survival - of scores of thousands of the destitute poor in Ireland at a crucial point in the country's history.
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    Wherever the Firing Line Extends

    Ronan McGreevy
    From the first shot monument in Mons to the plaque to the Royal Irish Lancers who liberated the town on Armistice Day 1918, Ronan McGreevy looks at those places where the Irish made their mark and are remembered in the monuments, cemeteries and landscapes of France and Flanders.
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    Guilty but Insane

    James W. Taylor
    A study of Captain J.C. Bowen-Colthurst, who having served with the British Army in the Boer War, in Tibet and in the Great War, returned to Ireland and was caught up in the 1916 rebellion when he was responsible for the deaths of six unarmed civilians, including the pacifist Francis Sheehy-Skeffington.
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    The politics of judicial selection in Ireland

    Jennifer Carroll MacNeill
    This book provides an unprecedented analysis of the politics underlying the appointment of judges in Ireland, enlivened by a wealth of interview material, and putting the Irish experience into a broad comparative framework.
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    Roger Casement: The Black Diaries

    Jeffrey Dudgeon
    In this revised and expanded second edition with more photographs, all Roger Casement's Black Diaries are published together, including the 1911 Diary over which London threatened an obscenity prosecution.
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    Peadar Clancy

    Cormac O Comhrai and Stiofan O Comhrai
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    Tones That Are Tender

    Berrie O’Neill

    A richly illustrated biography giving new insight into the life of Percy French (1854-1920).

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    The Lives of Daniel Binchy

    Tom Garvin
    The definitive biography of a preeminent thinker and diplomat, intrinsic to post-independence Irish society. Tom Garvin provides fascinating insights into the intellectual life of the new Irish state and the turbulent times Binchy lived through.
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    The end of the Irish Poor Law?

    Donnacha Lucey
    An examination of Irish Poor Law reform during the years of the Irish revolution and Irish Free State which moves beyond political history, and demonstrates that concepts of respectability, social class and gender are central dynamics in Irish society. The first major study of local welfare practices and exploration of policies, attitudes and the poor.
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    Kerry 1916: Histories and Legacies of the Easter Rising

    Owen O'Shea, Dr Mary McAuliffe and Bridget McAuliffe (eds)
    Presents the definitive account of tumultuous events in Kerry in 1916, how they impacted on the Easter Rising in Dublin and the subsequent shaping of Irish history.
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    Electoral competition in Ireland since 1987

    Gary Murphy
    A major comprehensive study assessing the last quarter century in Irish electoral politics from the time of the end of a deep recession in 1987 to the general election of 2011 where Ireland was ruled by the Troika and austerity was a by-word for both policy-making and how many Irish people lived their lives.
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    The Rivers Dodder and Poddle

    Don McEntee & Michael Corcoran
    The first in a new series of books issued by Dublin City Council to explore the engineering history and heritage of the city, giving a complete overview of two notable rivers in Dublin city and county.
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    Churchill and Ireland

    Paul Bew
    A major study of Churchill's lifelong engagement with Ireland and the Irish illuminating his crucial role in the foundation of modern Ireland and casts the debate about his attitude to Irish neutrality in the Second World War in a new light
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    Voices from the Easter Rising

    Ruán O’Donnell and Mícheál Ó hAodha (Ed)
    An anthology of testimonies and first-hand accounts of how the Easter Rising of 1916 was experienced by people from all backgrounds, drawing from previously unpublished letters, diaries, memoirs, statements from the Bureau of Military History, and contemporary publications.
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    In Search of the Irish Dreamtime

    J. P. Mallory

    Following his account of Irish origins drawing on archaeology, genetics, and linguistics, J. P. Mallory returns to the subject to investigate what he calls the Irish Dreamtime: the native Irish retelling of their own origins, as related by medieval manuscripts.

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    Irish Days, Indian Memories

    Conor Mulvagh
    The little-known story of the fourth President of India and fellow Indian Law students attending UCD and King’s Inns during the dramatic years of 1913-1916. Diaries, letters and college records reveal unique insights into student life and the Indian students’ reaction to the political violence of the period.
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    Violence, Politics and Catholicism in Ireland

    Oliver P. Rafferty SJ
    This collection of essays looks at the interrelated themes of Catholicism, violence and politics in the Irish context in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Issues such as religious perceptions of the Famine, Cardinal Cullen’s role in shaping the ethos of Irish Catholicism and the role of memory, including religious memory, in Irish violence combine to make this a fascinating study.
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    The Shaping of Modern Ireland

    Eugenio Biagini and Daniel Mulhall (Eds)
    High-profile contributors re-write the seminal 1960s collection, originally published by Conor Cruise O’Brien, offering unparalleled understanding of prominent figures in Irish history and politics from 1890s to 1916 and beyond.
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    1916: The Rising Handbook

    Lorcan Collins
    A handbook to the events and locations of the Easter 1916 Rising. This ‘1916 bible’ will be invaluable to anyone with an interest in recent Irish history who wants to separate the facts from the fiction.
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