I live and work in County Monaghan.
|Areas of expertise||
My research examines the history of the Irish border with a focus on security. Although my published research looked at the border during the 'troubles', I am currently researching political violence along the border in the 1920's.
Irish border, security policy, partition, political violence.
PhD in Politics from University of Ulster (2016)
Bombs, Bullets and the Border: Policing Ireland’s Frontier: Irish Security Policy 1969-1978 (Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2017).
‘Moving away from the Bandit Country myth’ in Ireland and Partition: contexts and consequences, Neil Fleming and James H. Murphy (eds.), (Clemson University Press, 2021).
|Peer Reviewed Journals||
‘The most notorious trouble spot along the entire border’: exploring the dynamics of political violence in an Irish border town, 1971–1974, Irish Political Studies, (published online November 2019).
“Review: Without a Dog's Chance: The Nationalists of Northern Ireland and the Irish Boundary Commission, 1920–1925,” Irish Historical Studies (pending).
“Review: From Partition to Brexit: The Irish government and Northern Ireland,” Irish Historical Studies, 43(163), 170-171.
“Review: Policing Twentieth Century Ireland: A History of An Garda Síochána,” Irish Political Studies Volume 31, Issue 2 (June 2016).
Review: The intelligence war against the IRA (Thomas Leahy), History Ireland, (June 2020).
Review: Soldiering Against Subversion: the Irish Defence Forces and internal security during the Troubles, 1969–1998 (Dan Harvey), Books Ireland, No. 383 (JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2019), pp. 32-33.
Review: An Army of Tribes: British Army cohesion, deviancy and murder in Northern Ireland by Edward Burke, Books Ireland, No. 380 (JULY/AUGUST 2018), pp. 28-29