About me



Areas of expertise

The IRA, Irish republicanism, labour and radicalism, 1918 General Election, the 1916 Easter Rising, the Irish revolution and Civil War, class in 20th century Ireland, the Great War and the Irish Revolution, the far-right in Ireland, the Blueshirts, Irish America, race and the Irish in America, the Northern Ireland conflict, the impact of the 'Troubles' and the Irish Republic. I am writing a book (to be published by Manchester University Press) on the social, cultural and political impact of the Northern Ireland conflict on southern Ireland during the 1970s. A booklet I wrote during 2016 on the Easter Rising in Galway and Liam Mellows is available from Teagasc. I have also written several chapters for edited collections which will be published during 2017, including the Atlas of the Irish Revolution (Cork University Press.) and Dublin Lockout 1913 (Irish Academic Press).


The IRA, Irish republicanism, labour history, 1916, Easter Rising,radicalism, class, socialist republicanism, Official IRA, Workers Party, Irish Citizen Army, Irish America, Mike Quill, Northern Ireland conflict, Ireland in the 70s, commemoration, culture wars, sport history1918 General Election

Member Details

Full Name

Brian Hanley (Professional Historian)

Membership Type

Professional Historian



BA: TCD 1997
PhD: TCD 2002


I have lectured in history at St. Patrick's College, Drumcondra, the National University of Ireland: Maynooth, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Liverpool, Queens University Belfast, University College Dublin, the Mater Dei Institute of Education and the National College of Ireland. I was Historian in Residence at Dublin City Library and Archives from July-August 2015 researching the 1916 exhibition 'Citizens in Conflict'. I am working on the oral archives connected to the 14 Henrietta Street museum project and a number of initiatives relating to the Easter Rising. In the course of 2016 I spoke on various aspects of the Irish revolution to audiences across Ireland and in Bradford and Edinburgh, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Montreal. I also work as a guide for Historical Insights Ltd (Historicaltours.ie). I was historian on the UCD Archives project 'The Finest Men Alive' which deals with the experiences of Irish republican prisoners and their families in 1916-17; the exhibition will go online in July 2017. I am currently Area Historian for Dublin City Council and Archives, based at Pearse Street. From September 2017 I will be working at the University of Edinburgh on a project examining the global impact of the Irish Revolution.


I have taught courses on the society, politics and culture of 19th and 20th century Ireland, on the Irish Revolution and Civil War, on the IRA from 1923-2005, on Ireland and Irish America from 1700, on radicalism in Ireland, on religious division in Ireland and on the Northern Ireland conflict and Peace Process. I have also lectured and tutored on the history of the United States and modern Europe.

Outreach activities

I have participated in discussions on RTE Radio One’s Sunday Show, The History Show and What If?, Today With Pat Kenny and Drivetime, Today FM’s The Last Word, Newstalk FM’s Talking History, Sunday Show and The Right Hook, Near FM’s History Show, Phoenix FM's History Matters and Limerick Live 95 FM. I have contributed to the RTE Thomas Davis Lecture series on ‘The Republic.’ I have appeared on RTE Television’s 'Hidden History: Eoin O’Duffy', 'Green is the Colour' and 'Soccer Republic', TV3’s 'Tonight with Vincent Browne' and 'Taoiseach', TG4’s 'Ceart agus Coir' and 'Nazi Collaborators' on the History Channel. I was Historical Consultant on the Akajava Productions documentary 'The Patriot Game' (TG4, March 2007). I have contributed articles on history to the Irish Times, Irish Examiner, Irish Independent, United We Stand, Liberty, Fusion and Look Left. I have been a guest speaker at workshops and seminars organized by ex-prisoners organisations, cross-community projects, trade unions and political parties. I am a member of the advisory committee of the West Belfast Connaught Rangers Research Group. I am a member of the Cabra 1916 Rising Committee and have co-authored the publication 'Our Rising: Cabra and Phibsborough in Easter 1916' (November 2015). I also work as a tour guide for Historical Insights Ltd. During 2016 I carried out a a three-part lecture series on 1916 for Dublin City Libraries at Walkinstown, Ballymun, Rathmines and the Illac Centre and spoke on the subject of the Rising at several other branch libraries in the city.

Committees & Associations

I am co-editor (with Sarah-Anne Buckley and Francis Devine) of Saothar 41, (2016) a special edition of the Labour History journal focussing on the 1916 Rising.
Member editorial board History Ireland.
Joint commissioning editor History Ireland, special issue on 1913 Lockout (May/June, 2013).
Commissioning editor History Ireland, special issue on August
1969, (July/August 2009).
Member Irish Labour History Society.


My book with Scott Millar, The Lost Revolution: the Story of the Official IRA and the Workers Party (Penguin Ireland 2009) was awarded the Political Studies Association of Ireland Brian Farrell award in 2010.

Other activities

Public talks and presentations:
• 'Irish republicans and sport since 1923' at GAA museum Summer School, Croke Park, June 2017.
• Three lecture series on the Irish Revolution, 1917-23 at Dublin Central Library and Archive, June 2017.
• 'The IRA in the twilight years' Raheny, Pembroke, Rathmines, Central and Ballymun libraries, April 2017.
• 'The Life and Times of Charlie Donnelly' Dundalk and the International Brigades, Dundalk, March 2017.
• 'Labour after 1916' People's College, Dublin, February 2017.
• 'Boiling volcano: North and South in the 70s' Centre for Contemporary History, TCD, February 2017.
• 'The Rising and its aftermath in Phibsborough and Glasnevin 1916-17' Glasnevin Museum, January 2017.
• 'Reflections on the Centenaries' Old Athlone Society, Athlone, January 2017.
• 'Tuppence hapenny looking down on tuppence?' Class and the Second Dáil' Workshop on the Treaty debates, NUI, Dublin, Nov. 2016.
• Panellist: 'All changed? Ireland 1917-1918' History Ireland Hedge School, National Library of Ireland, Dublin, November 2016.
• Panellist: 'Keeping their heads down? Protestants in independent Ireland' History Ireland Hedge School, Allingham festival, Ballyshannon, November 2016.
• 'The IRA, Republican Congress and the Blueshirts: a reappraisal' Ireland and the Spanish Republic conference, Dublin, October 1916.
• 'James Connolly and Margaret Skinnider': Monaghan Signatories', Carrickmacross, Castleblayney and Monaghan, October 2016.
• 'Richard O'Carroll, labour and 1916', Finglas library, Dublin, September 2016.
• 'Shared history?': at 'Reframing 1916: History and Legacies of the Easter Rising' symposium, School of Canadian Irish Studies, Concordia University, Montreal, September 2016.
• History Ireland Hedge School, Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Co. Laois 'The Somme- heroic sacrifice or senseless slaughter?' (with Eamonn McCann, Jason Burke, Jennifer Wellington and John Gibney), September 2016.
• '1916: Irishmen for and against the Empire', Féile an Phobail, Belfast, August 2016.
• 'The layers of an onion': class and the memory of the Irish Revolution', Parnell Summer School, Avondale, Co. Wicklow, August 2016.
• 'The cause of Ireland is the cause of Labour': OPW lecture series 'Who fears to speak of Easter Week?', Desmond Castle, Newcastle West, Co. Limerick, July 2016.
• 'Liam Mellows and the Irish Revolution' Teagasc, Farming and Country Life 1916 Festival, Athenry, Galway, June 2016.
• 'Shared history? Reflections on war and revolution' Goldsmith International Literary Festival, Ballymahon, Co. Longford, June 2016.
• 'The Proclamation': Proclaim Again 2016, Nenagh, Tipperary, May 2016.
• 'Ireland, Africa, War and Empire': Africa Centre annual lecture, Dublin, May 2016.
• '1916 in Phibsborough': 1916 in Our Street, MPM Residents event, Palmerston Place, Dublin 7, May 2016.
• '1916 around Grangegorman': DIT Grangegorman local schools exhibition, April 2016.
• 'The men and women of 1916': Coláiste Mhuire, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath, April 2016.
• 'Dublin before the Rising' Ballymun Adult Read and Write Scheme, 1916 Commemorative event, Ballymun, April 2016.
• 'In the face of the world': the Easter Rising' Comóradh 16 lecture, Bradford City Hall, April 2016.
• 'The rebels of Cabra and Phibsborough' at 'Easter Rebellion 1916' a day of events organised by Cabra 1916 Rising Committee and East Wall History Group, City Hall, Dublin, April 2016.
• 'Dublin and Belfast in 1916: two cities, two Irelands?': Ballyfermot, Raheny and Coolock public libraries, April 1916.
• 'Shake Hands with the Devil': Filmhouse, Edinburgh, March 2016.
• 'Remembering War and Revolution', Castledermot Local History Group, Co. Kildare, March 2016.
• 'The Rebels and the Rabble: inner-city Dubliners and the Rising', RTE Reflecting the Rising, Dublin, March 2016.
• 'Cabra and Phibsborough in 1916' Cabra Library, Dublin, March 2016.
• 'The revolution betrayed?' Jacobin 1916 launch, Workers Republic conference, Dublin, March 2016.
• Guest speaker, Irish American Labor Coalition St. Patrick's Day breakfast, Manhattan, New York, March 2016.
• Guest speaker, Transport Workers Union Local 100's Mike Quill/James Connolly commemoration, Brooklyn, New York, March 2016.
• Panellist, History Ireland Hedge School, 'Jack Duggan's War' All Saint's Church, Phibsborough, March 2016.
• Panellist, 'The relevance of James Connolly' Five Lamps Festival, Marino College Dublin, March 2016.
• 'Cabra & Phibsborough in 1916', St. Dominic's College, Cabra, March 2016.
• 'Dublin in 1916': Reviewing the Rising, Dublin City Library & Archive, February 2016.
• 'Dublin Burning: three lectures on 1916': 'On the Eve' 'Thank God we have lived to see this day' & 'Who fears to speak': Dublin City Library service, Central, Rathmines, Walkinstown and Ballymun branches, February-March 2016.
• 'The Irish Citizen Army': 'People Remembering People' The People's College Remembers 1916, Dublin, January 2016.
• 'Labour and Easter Week' 1916 in Context, conference, St. Patrick's College, Dublin City University, January 2016.
• 'The Ireland of our ideals: Republicans and Separatists in 1916' Proclaiming the Revolution conference, National University of Ireland Galway, January 2016.
• 'Commemoration and its discontents', MA SPACE, Limerick Institute of Technology, November 2015.
• 'Who fears to speak?' Newcastle Historical Society conference, 'Changed utterly', Newcastle, Co. Tipperary, October 2015.
• Panellist, (with Padraig Yeates and Emmet O'Connor) 'Connolly: socialist and soldier' Irish Labour History Society conference, October 2015.
• 'Boiling volcano' the south responds to the Northern 'Troubles', St. Patrick's DCU History Society, October 2015.
• Panellist, 'The beautiful game or the garrison game: League of Ireland football', Dublin Festival of History, September 2015 (with Ciaran Priestly, Cormac Moore and Donal Fallon).
• Panellist, 'Charlie: the Hedge School'; Electric Picnic, September 2015 (with Donal Fallon, Martin Manseragh and Colm Keena).
• 'Who fears to speak of Easter Week?' Newcastlewest, Co. Limerick, August 2015.
• 'Who fears to speak of Easter Week?' Listowel, Co. Kerry, August 2015.
• Panellist, '1916: Well-planned revolt or violent fiasco?' History Ireland Hedge School, (with Lorcan Collins and Ruan O'Donnell), Byrne-Perry Summer School, Wexford, June 2015.
• 'Dublin and the Easter Rising' Dublin City Library, Iilac Centre, May, 2015.
• 'Dublin and the Easter Rising' Dublin City Library, North Strand, May, 2015.
• 'Are we trying to create a new Chile here'? The Sunday World versus the National Coalition' at 'Ireland: a peculiar society' conference, NUI Galway, April 2015.
• Panellist, (with Sarah Anne Buckley and Tom Inglis) History Ireland Hedge School, 'Ireland in the 1970s' at Mechanics Institute, Galway, April 2015.
• 'Blueshirts, the Christian Front and the Right in Ireland', International Brigades Commemoration Committee, Annual Lecture, Belfast, 2015.
• Panelist, (with Fergal McCluskey, Joe Law & Sally Campbell) 'Whose History': Commemorating the 'Great War' in an age of Shock and Awe' Belfast Working Class History Group, Belfast, February, 2015.
• 'Our minority': southern Protestants and the early years of the Northern Ireland conflict', Centre for Contemporary History, TCD, January 2015.
• 'Alicia Brady, class and the memory of 1913': SIPTU and Young Workers Network, Alicia Brady commemoration, Dublin, December 2014.
• 'Researching history from below: class and crime' Limerick Institute of Technology, SPACE MA, December 2014.
• 'Dublin and World War One' History Ireland Hedge School, National Library of Ireland, November 2014. (with Ann Matthews, David Fitzpatrick and Padraig Yeates).
• '80th Anniversary of the Republican Congress' (with Tommy McKearney), Peadar O'Donnell Socialist Republican forum, Dublin, November 2014.
• 'Irish workers and World War One' SIPTU Public Administration and Community Division conference, November 2014.
• 'James Connolly and the World War' Irish Labour History Society conference, November 2014.
• 'Ireland and World War One: Look Back in Anger' John Boyle O'Reilly Autumn School, Drogheda, October 2014.
• 'Dublin and World War One' Stoneybatter and Smithfield Street Stories Festival, September 2014.
• 'The most popular of all cross-channel clubs in this country', Sports History Ireland conference, Dublin, September 2014.
• 'Limerick in the 1930s', Limerick International Brigades Trust Symposium, September 2014.
• 'The ideology of remembrance: Ireland and World War One'; (with Michael Quinn) Desmond Greaves School, Dublin, September 2014.
• History Ireland Hedge School, 'World War One: Great War or good war?' with John Horne, Ed Madigan and John Gibney, Electric Picnic, August 2014.
• 'Inter-imperialist war, 1914-1918: not a noble cause', discussion hosted by Communist Party of Ireland, Dublin, July 2014.
• 'Nationalism in 1914' The 6th Connaught Rangers: Belfast nationalists and the Great War seminar, Collins Barracks, Dublin, June 2014.
• ‘Class and the memory of 1913’ Conference organised by Derry Trades Council, Derry, December, 2013.
• ‘The Citizen Army in context 1913-1935’ ‘Red Fenians or Green Bolsheviks? Conference to mark the Centenary of the Irish Citizens Army, National Museum of Ireland, Dublin, November 2013.
• Panellist, (with Niamh Puirseil, Ann Matthews and Donal Fallon), Look Left Forum, 'Reflections on the Lockout Centenary', Dublin, November 2013.
• ‘The story of the Irish Citizens Army’ Smithfield and Stonybatter History Group, November 2013.
• The Tómas MacGiolla Lecture, ‘From Lockout to Bailout’, Nenagh, September 2013.
• ‘The impact of the 1913 Lockout’, National Gallery of Ireland, September 2013.
• Panellist, ‘JFK in Ireland: Style or Substance?’ History Ireland Hedge School, Electric Picnic, September 2013.
• ‘John Redmond, Home Rule and the Irish Volunteers’ Centenery Events Remembered, Belfast, August 2013.
• Panellist, ‘The 1913 Lockout’ History Ireland Hedge School, Dun Laoghaire 1913-2013 Weekend, August 2013.
• Panellist, ‘What happened to the Citizen Army?’ Byrne-Perry Summer School, July 2013.
• ‘1913: the Lockout and beyond’ Psychiatric Nurses Association conference, Galway, April 2013.
• ‘Frank Aiken and the IRA’ Frank Aiken: Nationalist and Internationalist, Conference, Liverpool Hope University, March 2013.
• ‘Attitudes to the IRA in southern Ireland, 1969-1998’ History Seminar series, NUI Maynooth, March 2013.
• ‘‘Remember Belfast’ The 1935 anti-Protestant outrages in the Irish Free State,’ UCD History Society, March 2013.
• ‘'The 1913 Lockout', Sinn Féin, 100th anniversary of the Lockout conference, Dublin, March 2013.
• ‘The good old IRA’ Irish nationalists respond to the Provisional IRA’s armed struggle’, Political Studies Association of Ireland conference, Derry, October, 2012.
• Panellist, History Ireland Hedge School, ‘Home Rule’, Dublin, October 2012.
• ‘A fair trail of destruction’: the GAA confronts hooliganism’, Sports History Ireland Conference, University College Cork, September 2012.
• Debate ‘Patriot war or sectarian strife: Ireland 1920-22’ John Boyle O’Reilly summer school, Drogheda, July 2012.
• Discussion (with Matt Treacy) 'New Perspectives on Republicanism during the 1960s', Ireland Institute, Dublin, 2012.
• ‘The South is in the mood for violence’: Bloody Sunday 1972 Department of History seminar, University College Dublin, March 2012.
• Panellist, History Ireland Hedge School, ‘The Enigma of Frank Ryan’ Jameson Dublin International Film Festival, February 2012.
• The Reaction to Bloody Sunday (1972) in the Republic of Ireland, Institute of Irish Studies, University of Liverpool, February 2012.
• ‘The South is in the mood for violence’ Bloody Sunday 1972, School of History Research Seminars, University College Cork, 2011.
• ‘War of Independence, Partition and Civil War’ Centenary Events Remembered, ex-prisoners project, Coleraine, 2011.
• Panellist, ‘No Sex in Ireland until Radio Telifis Eireann’ 50 Years of RTE, History Ireland Hedge School, ‘Phizzfest’ 2011.
• Panellist, ‘The IRA and the Nazis’ History Ireland Hedge School, Electric Picnic, Laois, 2011.
• ‘August 1967: the IRA looks to the future’, The London Irish Studies Seminar Symposium, King’s College, London, 2011.
• ‘The Irish Revolution, 1916-1921’ Drogheda Cross-Border Project, Drogheda, 2011.
• ‘Labour during the Irish Revolution’ Labour Party May Day conference, Drogheda, 2011.
• ‘The nation on the march’? The reaction to Bloody Sunday (1972) in southern Ireland, Humanities Seminar Series, St. Patrick’s College, DCU, 2011.
• Panellist, ‘What happened to the Irish Citizen Army?’ History Ireland Hedge School, SIPTU May Day Weekend, Athy, Co. Kildare, 2011.
• Panellist, ‘Loyalist-Republican Interfaces: the Road to the Peace Process’ conference, School of Politics, Queens University Belfast, 2011.
• Panellist, ‘The Challenges of Contemporary History’ Irish Historical Society, 2011.
• Debate: 'Would a socialist republic solve our problems?' Republican Congress, Belfast, 2010.
• ‘Terror in Twentieth Century Ireland’, Trinity History Workshop, 2010.
• ‘Then they started all this killing’ Attitudes to the IRA in southern Ireland, 1970-1998’ Ireland Since 1966 conference, UCD, 2010.
• ‘Home Rule’, Ireland 1912-1916: Centenary Events Remembered, Ex-prisoners project, Coleraine, 2010.
• Panellist, Oral History Roundtable, Department of History, UCD, 2010.
• Panellist, Symposium, ‘40th Anniversary of the Birth of the Provisional IRA’, School of Politics, Queens University Belfast, 2009.
• Discussion (with Mick Ryan) 'Remembering 1969: History and Memory' Greaves Summer School, Dublin, 2009.
• ‘Was 1916 a Blood Sacrifice?’ Seán MacDiarmada Summer School, Kiltyclogher, Co. Leitrim, 2009.
• ‘Republicanism and sport since 1921’ ‘For Community, Club, County and Country’ Conference celebrating 125 years of the GAA, Armagh, 2009.
• ‘Researching the Official republican movement’, Department of History, University College Cork, 2009.
• ‘The Workers Party, 1982-1992’ Irish Political Studies Association Symposium, Dublin, 2008.
• ‘The IRA and August 1969 reassessed’ Irish Political Studies Association Conference, Galway, 2008.
• ‘I Ran Away?’ The IRA and 1969.’ TCD, Research Seminars in Contemporary Irish History, 2008.
• ‘Left-wing republicanism in the United States: the case of the Irish Republican Clubs 1970-1981’, Irish Association for American Studies Conference, NUI Maynooth, 2008.
• ‘Army of the People’ A new look at the IRA of the 1960s’ Ulster Society for Irish Historical Studies, Queens University Belfast, 2008.
• ‘Researching the Official Republican Movement’ Irish Studies Seminar, Institute of English Studies, University of London, 2008.
'The 1970 Springboks tour and local politics in Limerick' Rathkeale Historical Society, Limerick, 2008.
• ‘I Ran Away?’ The IRA of the 1960s reassessed’ Plenary Session, Department of History Research Seminars, NUI Maynooth, 2007.
• ‘Change and Continuity: the History of the IRA from 1923’ Lecture Series, The Fighting Irish, National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, 2007.
• ‘The 1970 Springboks’ Tour and local politics in Limerick’ Sports History Ireland Conference, NUI Maynooth, 2006.
• '100 Years of Sinn Féin: the 1930s' Sean Hollywood Arts Centre, Newry, 2005.
• Panellist, ‘85th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday’, GAA Museum, Croke Park, 2005.
• ‘Ireland’s peerless defender’ or ‘plain son of a bitch?’ Irish American wartime images of de Valera, 1939-45.’ De Valera Centenary Conference, UCD, 2005.
• ‘Greaves as historian’ Desmond Greaves Summer School, Dublin, 2005.
• Debate: ‘Was 1916 necessary?’ (with Professor Michael Laffan) Byrne-Perry Summer School, Co. Wexford, 2005.
• 'Historians and the Irish Revolution' Ireland Institute, Dublin, 2005.
• ‘James Connolly and the Workers Republic.’ Thomas Davis Lecture Series, RTE Radio One, 2005.
• ‘Irish American reactions to Nativism in the interwar USA.’ Seminar, Department of Ethnic and Racial Studies, TCD, 2005.
• ‘Irish Republican attitudes to sport.’ Sports History Ireland conference, UCD, 2005.
• ‘NORAID and the dilemma of Irish American conservatism.’ Seminar, Department of Contemporary Irish History, TCD, 2005.
• ‘Debating the Treaty’ (with Professor David Fitzpatrick) Contesting History: Opposing Voices, TCD, 2005.
• ‘Nationalism and Socialism: the Lockout and the Rising’ (with Professor John Horne), Contesting History: Opposing Voices, TCD, 2005.
• ‘Researching military archives.’ Guest lecture, Irish Society for the Archives, Dublin, 2004.
• ‘The Irish Citizens Army after 1916.’ Irish Labour History Society Annual Conference, Dublin, 2004.
• ‘The Irish have no apology to make to anyone’ Irish American attitudes to Irish wartime neutrality.’ American Conference for Irish Studies, Regional Conference, Princeton University, 2004.
• ‘Enemies or allies? Irish American nationalists and Jews’ Jewish Ireland conference, Belfast, 2004.
• ‘The Irish Revolution.’ Guest lecture, Boston College Summer School, DCU, 2004.
• ‘Studying the Irish Revolution.’ Guest lecture, Irish Defence Forces Cadet School, NUI Maynooth, 2004.
• ‘American support for Irish republicanism since 1922.’ Irish Historical Society, TCD, 2003.
• ‘Mike Quill, de Valera’s visit to the German Legation and Irish American attitudes to neutrality.’ Seminar, Glucksman Ireland House, New York University, 2003.
• ‘Recent scholarship on Irish republicanism.’ Parnell Summer School, Co. Wicklow, 2003.
• ‘The politics of NORAID.’ Seminar, Department of History, NUI Maynooth, 2003.
• ‘The Citizen Army and left wing paramilitarism, 1916-1936.’ Seminar, Department of Contemporary Irish History, TCD, 2003.
• ‘Change and continuity in Irish republican thought.’ Seminar, Department of History, St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, 2002.
• ‘From the 1916 Rising to the Treaty.’ Guest lecture, Boston University Summer School, DCU, 2002.
• ‘The Irish Revolution and Civil War, 1916-1923.’ Guest lecture, New York University Summer School, TCD, 2002.
• ‘Taking the gun out of politics?-the rhetoric of republican legitimacy.’ Republicanism in modern Ireland conference, NUI Maynooth, 2002.
• ‘The IRA and the Nazis: new perspectives.’ Seminar, Department of Contemporary Irish History, TCD, 2002.
• ‘The IRA and Fianna Fáil, 1926-1936.’ Seminar, Department of Modern History, TCD, 2001.
• ‘The IRA in Northern Ireland during the 1930s.’ Irish History Students Association conference, University of Limerick, 2000.



A Documentary History of the IRA, 1916-2005 (Dublin, Gill and MacMillan, 2010). (Paperback, 2015).
The Lost Revolution: the story of the Official IRA and the Workers Party. (With Scott Millar) (Penguin Ireland, 2009). Paperback, (May 2010).
A Guide to Irish Military Heritage (Four Courts Press, 2004).
The IRA, 1926-1936 (Four Courts Press, 2002).

Book Chapters

'The layers of an onion': reflections on class, 1913 and the memory of the Irish Revolution' in C. McNamara & P. Yeates., The 1913 Lockout (Dublin, 2017).
'Liam Mellows and the Irish Revolution' in Farming and Country Life, 1916 (Teagasc, Carlow, 2016).
'Tomás Mac Giolla' in J. Cunningham & E. O'Connor, (Eds) Studies in Irish Radical Leadership: Lives on the Left (Manchester University Press, 2016).
‘Frank Aiken and the IRA, 1923-1933’ in B. Evans & S. Kelly (Eds) Frank Aiken: Nationalist and Internationalist (Irish Academic Press, 2014).
‘Charley Bourne, Jack Ford and the Green Fields of France’ in J. Horne and E. Madigan, (Eds) Towards Commemoration: Ireland in War and Revolution 1912-1923 (Dublin, 2013).
‘Terror in Twentieth Century Ireland’ in D. Fitzpatrick (ed) Terror in Ireland, 1916-1923 (Dublin, 2012).
‘Irish Republican attitudes to sport since 1921’ in D. McAnallan, R. Hassan and R. Hegarty, (ed) The Evolution of the GAA: (Belfast, 2009).
‘The IRA and trade unionism, 1922-1972’ in F. Devine, F. Lane & N. Puirseil (eds)., Essays in Irish Labour History (Dublin, 2008).
‘The Volunteer Reserve and the IRA’ in H. Murtagh, (Ed) Warfare in Ireland, 1800-2000 (Dublin, 2005).
‘James Connolly and the Workers Republic’ in M. Jones (Ed) The Republic, (Dublin, 2005).
‘The Rhetoric of Republican Legitimacy’ in F. McGarry (Ed) Republicanism in Modern Ireland (UCD Press, 2003).

Peer Reviewed Journals

'We mourn our brothers': Workers respond to Bloody Sunday and the conflict in Northern Ireland, 1968-72' in Saothar 42 (April, 2017).
‘I Ran Away’ The IRA and 1969’: the evolution of a myth’ in Irish Historical Studies, (November, 2013).
‘Attitudes to the IRA in the Irish Republic since 1969’ in Irish Historical Studies (May, 2013).
‘The needs of the people: the IRA considers its future 1967-68’ in Saothar 38, (2013).
‘Irish Republicans in inter-war New York’ in the Irish Journal of American Studies 1 (2009).
Document Study: ‘Agitate, educate, organise’: the IRA’s An t-Oglach of the 1960s’ in Saothar, 32 (2008).
‘The Politics of NORAID’ in Irish Political Studies, 19 (2004).

Other Journals

'An eye for an eye' in the Revolution Papers, No. 69, 2017.
'A Settling of Scores' in the Revolution Papers, No. 53, January 2017.
'Who fears to speak?' Thoughts on the Easter Rising and its legacy' in Decies, Journal of the Waterford Archaeological & Historical Society, 72, 2016.
'The IRA Convention: March 1922' in the Revolution Papers, No. 44, November 2016.
'A Striking Success' in the Revolution Papers, No. 27, July 2016.
'Ready For The Next Fight' in the Revolution Papers, No. 17, April 2016.
'Between King and Kaiser' in Jacobin 21, (Spring 2016).
'Look back in anger: Ireland and the First World War' in the Journal of the Old Drogheda Society, (2014).
‘The 1970 Springboks tour and local politics in Limerick’ in The Old Limerick Journal, (2009).
‘No English enemy ever stooped so low:’ Mike Quill, de Valera’s visit to the German Legation and Irish American attitudes to neutrality’ in Radharc (2008).
‘The Irish World, FDR and the Great Depression’ in New York Irish History, 17 (2004).
“Just a battalion of armed Catholics”? The IRA in Northern Ireland in the 1930s’ in Irish History, 1 (2002).
‘The strange story of Stephen Lally-Connaught Ranger’s Mutineer’ in The Irish Sword, 89 (2001).
‘Moss Twomey, the IRA and radicalism 1931-33-a reassessment’ in Saothar, 26 (2001).
‘Change and continuity: republican thought since 1922’ in The Republic, 2 (2001).
‘The Volunteer Reserve and the IRA’ in The Irish Sword, 83 (1998).


'Moderates and Peacemakers': Irish Historians and the Revolutionary Centenary' in Irish Economic and Social History, 2016, Vol. 43.
Myth and the Irish State by John M. Regan in History Ireland, Sept/Oct. 2014.
The Dynamics of War and Revolution: Cork City 1916-1918 by John Borgonovo in Irish Historical Studies, May 2014.
Ireland's Violent Frontier: the Border and Anglo-Irish Relations during the Troubles by Henry Patterson in Irish Historical Studies, May 2014.
Jim Kemmy: Stonemason, Trade Unionist, Politician, Historian by B. Callanan and Tony Gregory by R. Gilligan in Irish Historical Studies (2012).
Crisis of Confidence by Anthony Craig in Contemporary British History (2012).
1972 and the Ulster Troubles, by A.F. Parkinson in Irish Literary Supplement (2012).
Destiny of the Soldiers, Fianna Fáil, Irish Republicanism and the IRA, 1926-1973 by D. Ó Beacháin in Irish Political Studies (2012).
Democratic Left: the Life and Death of an Irish Political Party by K. Rafter in Irish Historical Studies (2011).
The Devil’s Deal: The IRA, Nazi Germany and the Double Life of Jim O’Donovan by D. O’Donoghue in Irish Historical Studies (2011).
The Irish Civil War (E-book) by John Dorney in The Irish Story website (2011).
Republicanism in Ireland, edited by I. Holohan in Irish Economic and Social History (2010).
British Spies and Irish Rebels by P. McMahon and Decoding the IRA by T. Mahon and J.J. Gillogly in Irish Historical Studies, (2010).
Fianna Fáil, Irish Republicanism and the Northern Ireland Troubles, 1968-2005 by C. O’Donnell and Northern Ireland’s ’68 by S. Prince in Irish Historical Studies (2009).
Century of Endeavour by R. Johnston in Saothar 31 (2006).
The Wind that Shakes the Barley in History Ireland (2006).
Armed Struggle-A History of the IRA by R. English in Irish Historical Studies (2005).
The IRA at War, 1916-1923 by P. Hart in Journal of British Studies (2005).
Pushers Out! by A. Lyder in History Ireland (2005).
Reds and the Green: Ireland, Russia and the Communist International 1919- 1943 by Emmet O’Connor in Canadian Journal of Irish Studies (Fall, 2004).
The Irish War of Independence by M. Hopkinson & The Irish Revolution, 1913-1923, J. Augusteijn (Ed) in History Ireland (2003).
Ireland in the 1930s, J. Augusteijn (Ed), in Irish Historical Studies (2002).
The American Irish by K. Kenny & The Encyclopedia of the Irish in America, M. Glazier (Ed) in History Ireland (2001).
The Irish and the Spanish Civil War by R. Stradling and Irish Politics and the Spanish Civil War by F. McGarry in History Ireland (1999).


Foreward in John Dorney, The Civil War in Dublin: the Battle for the Irish Capital, 1922-24 (Dublin, 2017).
'The Finest Men Alive': Guide to UCD exhibition, Documents of imprisonment and protest, June 2017.
Foreward in Jimmy Wren, The Four Courts Garrison and the Mendicity Institute Easter Week 1916 (Dublin, 2016).
'The 1972 St. Johnston riot' in History Ireland, Nov/Dec. 2016.
'None of the Literary Type': Liam Mellows and the Galway Rising (Teagasc, Carlow, 2016).
Our Rising: Cabra and Phibsborough in Easter 1916 (Co-edited with Donal Fallon) 2015. (Second edition, 2016).
Pamphlet: Ireland's shame: the Blueshirts, the Christian Front and the far right in Ireland, (Belfast, 2016).
'Oscar Traynor and "the crime of playing soccer"' History Ireland, January/February 2016.
Platform: 'Why fears to speak of Easter 1916?' History Ireland, March/April 2015.
Pamphlet: Remember with Rage: Irish participation in World War One, (Dublin, 2014).
'After the Rising' in 'The Irish Citizen Army in Stoneybatter, Smithfield and the Markets' (Dublin, 2014).
‘The forgotten massacre: responses to the Dublin and Monaghan bombings’ in History Ireland, May/June 2014.
‘The most popular of all cross-Channel clubs in this country: Munich and Ireland’ in United We Stand, April 2014.
'The fuzzy nostalgia promoted by Poppy Day encourages facilitation of war' Irish Times, 9 November 2013.
Platform: ‘Class dismissed?’ in History Ireland, July-August 2013.
‘Remember Belfast’ Boycott the Orangemen’: the 1935 anti-Protestant outrages in the Irish Free State’ on The Irish Story (Website) 2013.
‘A Limerick riot: the July 1935 anti-Protestant disturbances’ on The Irish Story (Website) 2013.
‘Let every Catholic workman in the city…down tools: the Galway strike of July 1935’ on The Irish Story (Website) 2013.
‘The December 1972 Dublin bombs’ in History Ireland (Dec. 2012).
‘Irish Republicanism and Nazi Germany’ on Queens University Belfast, School of History web resource ‘The Enigma of Frank Ryan’ (2012).
‘The South is in the mood for violence’ Bloody Sunday 1972’ in History Ireland (Jan. 2012).
‘The Rebel Rangers’ in Connaught Rangers Research Project, Belfast Nationalists and the Great War (Belfast, 2011).
‘I Ran Away? The IRA and 1969’ in History Ireland, July/August 2009.
Entries on Michael Price, Seán Russell, Frank Ryan and Moss Twomey in the Royal Irish Academy’s Dictionary of Irish Biography (Oxford, 2009) on Tony Gregory (DIB, Online edition, 2014), Liam McMillen (DIB Online edition, 2015) and Tómas MacGiolla (DIB Online edition, 2016).
‘Fear and Loathing at Cooraclease’ in History Ireland (2008).
‘Oh here's to Adolph Hitler’? The IRA and the Nazis’ in History Ireland, (2005).
‘A man the ages will remember’ Mike Quill and Civil Rights’ in History Ireland (2004).
‘Peter Berry’s ‘Notes’ on subversion in the ‘30s & 40s’ in History Ireland (2001).
‘The 1916 Easter Rising in perspective’ in Dispatches, (April, 2000).
‘The storming of Connolly House’ in History Ireland (1999).
‘Poppy Day in Dublin in the ‘20s & 30s’ in History Ireland (1999).