History, Irish Studies, Political History

Miserable Conflict and Confusion: The Irish Question and the British National Press, 1916-22

Erin Kate Scheopner introduces her new book 'Miserable Conflict and Confusion', offering an in-depth analysis of British national press coverage of the ‘Irish question’ throughout 1916-22. The political question known as the ‘Irish question’ was one of the greatest unresolved issues in British politics from the mid-nineteenth century to the early twentieth. The events of … Continue reading

Irish Studies

‘The Age-Old Struggle’: Irish republicanism from the Battle of the Bogside to the Belfast Agreement, 1969-1998

Jack Hepworth provides an introduction for his new publication, 'The Age-Old Struggle'. Analysing the internal dynamics of Irish Republicanism between the outbreak of 'the Troubles’ in 1969 and the Good Friday Agreement of 1998, 'The Age-Old Struggle' draws upon the words and writings of more than 250 Irish republicans. For three decades from 1969, Irish … Continue reading

Irish Studies

How loyalism survived Partition in the South

The editors of Southern Irish Loyalism, 1912-1949 on the fate of a minority tradition. This piece was originally published by The Irish Times. A statue of Queen Victoria outside Windsor Castle flanked by Tricolour and Union flags for President Michael D Higgins’ state visit in April, 2014. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images As midnight passed on … Continue reading