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    The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish History

    Alvin Jackson (ed)
    This handbook brings together 36 leading scholars of modern Ireland and covers 400 years of Irish history, uniting early and late modernists as well as contemporary historians.  
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    Ireland’s Czar

    James H Murphy
    This book offers a new interpretation of the politics of late nineteenth century Ireland and Gladstone's attempts first to mollify and then to concede to the demands for Home Rule.
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    Dublin: The Making of a Capital City

    David Dickson
    For a thousand years Dublin was a modest urban settlement but in the last four centuries it has experienced massive change. This book offers a very welcome survey of the city's history, one which reveals a rich and intriguing narrative.
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    The Decline and Fall of the Dukes of Leinster 1872-1948

    Terence Dooley
    This book tells the story of the decline and fall of Ireland's premier aristocratic family who for almost 300 years lived in splendour in Carton House, their palladian mansion in Kildare.
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    Trinity College Library Dublin: A History

    Peter Fox

    The first comprehensive history of Trinity's library which traces its development from its foundation by James Ussher in the 17th century to the electronic revolution of the 21st century.

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    The Versatile Profession

    Tony Farmar
    This book shows how the accountancy profession  achieved its importance by tracing its development against the wider social and business background.
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    Tom Gilmartin

    Frank Connolly
    This is a narrative of official wrongdoing and abuse of office and the whistleblower who helped to expose it. The fallout from Gilmartin’s claims ultimately led to Bertie Ahern’s resignation as Taoiseach.
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    Plan B

    Cormac Lucey
    This book proposes a concrete plan for exiting the euro and restructuring Ireland’s debt. It claims that fears of what will happen if Ireland leaves the euro are overstated.
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    Mr. Parnell’s Rottweiler

    Myles Dungan
    This book establishes the different ways in which British administrations counteracted the most assertive Irish journalistic and nationalist voice during a particularly tumultuous period.
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    Frank Aiken

    Bryce Evans, Stephen Kelly (eds)
    In this biographical collection, contributors scrutinize Aiken’s thoughts and actions at several critical junctures in modern Irish history, taking readers through the War of Independence, Civil War, the birth of the new state, World War II, the Cold War and the Northern Ireland troubles.
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    Political Imprisonment

    William Murphy
    For a revolutionary generation of Irishmen and Irishwomen - including  suffragettes, labour activists and nationalists - imprisonment became a common experience. In the years 1912 - 1921, thousands were held in civil prisions or in internment camps.
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    With the Dublin Brigade

    Charles Dalton
    Charles Dalton was only fourteen when he joined the Irish Volunteers in 1917, yet his commitment and intelligence quickly became apparent as an active volunteer in F Company, 2nd Brigade, Dublin, and a member of Collins’s elite intelligence unit.
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    Is the EU Doomed?

    Jan Zielonka
    In this compelling essay, leading scholar of European politics Jan Zielonka argues that although the EU will only survive in modest form – deprived of many real powers – Europe as an integrated entity will grow stronger.
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    Dorothy Stopford Price Rebel Doctor

    Ann MacLellan
    Dorothy Stopford Price played a key role in eradicating the TB epidemic in Ireland. This biography uncovers the importance of her medical work and of the measures that placed her in opposition to one of the strongest voices in Ireland at the time – the Catholic archbishop of Dublin, John Charles McQuaid.
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    Ireland in Official Print Culture 1800-1850

    Niall O Ciosáin
    This volume illuminates two contemporary aspects of the development of the state. The 1820’s saw the beginning in Ireland of a comprehensive engagement with the parliamentary process by the population at large and, with the Catholic Association, the appearance of the first mass electoral organization in Europe.
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    The Rise and Fall of Ireland’s Celtic Tiger

    Seán Ó Riain
    In 2008 Ireland experienced one of the most dramatic economic crises of any economy in the world. It remains at the heart of the international crisis, sitting uneasily between  the US and European economies.
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    The Temporary Gentleman

    Sebastian Barry
    Jack McNulty is a ‘temporary gentleman’, an Irishman whose commission in the Second World War was never permanent. In 1957, sitting in his lodgings in Accra, he urgently sets out to write his story.
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    Aspects of Irish Aristocratic Life

    Cosgrove, Dooley , Mullaney-Dignam, (eds)
    This collection of essays, by established and emerging scholars, draws together some of the most recent and specialised research on the FitzGerlads, providing original perspectives on various aspects of their aristocratic history.
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    1014: Brian Boru and the Battle for Ireland

    Morgan Llywelyn
    Llywelyn untangles the intricacies of the Irish chieftaincy and inheritance systems, the interconnections between families and the conflicts that led to the battle. She draws, in vivid detail, the extraordinary characters who occupied the Norse world – and how they met on various sides in this famous and decisive battle.
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    Laurence O’Neill Lord Mayor of Dublin

    Thomas J.Morrissey, S.J.
    Laurence O’Neill was Lord Mayor of Dublin during key years in modern Irish history, 1917-1924. This biography restores O’Neill to his rightful place as a champion of liberty, justice and national pride – a patriot who was a man of peace and an outstanding Lord Mayor.
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