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My research strategy has three elements. The first is simply to publish as widely as possible on all aspects of twentieth century Irish history. The second is to develop my specialism in the field of the history of criminal justice within the state, with a particular emphasis upon completion of my PhD on the history of the Irish prison system. The third is to promote the study and knowledge of the Irish revolutionary period.
top three research outputs
1. Active programme of conference organisation. Significance lies in bringing wide range of modern scholarship to broad audience within UCC and without.
2. Assist postgraduates in getting work published. Several postgraduates have had their theses published in the last 2 years. These include:BooksTom O'Neill, The battle of Clonmult (2006, Nonsuch, Dublin)John Borgonovo, Spies, informers and the ‘anti-Sinn Féin society': ythe intelligence war in Cork city 1920-21 (2007, IAP, Dublin)Kevin Girvin, Sean O'Hegarty, (2007, AHS, Cork)Cal McCarthy, Cumann na mBan and the Irish revolution (2007, Collins, Cork)Ian Kenneally, The paper wall: newspapers and propaganda in Ireland 1919-1921 (2008, Collins, Cork)ArticlesR. O'Dwyer, ‘The golden jubilee of the 1916 Easter Rising' in G. Doherty and D. Keogh, 1916: the long revolution (2007, Mercier, Cork)
3. Publication of edited volumesDe Valera's Irelands (2003, Mercier, Cork)1916: the long revolution (2007, Mercier, Cork)
Krakow Establishment of research links between Institute of History, Jagielllonian University and Department of History, UCC June 2008 (1 week)