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Irish Studies

Irish Studies is a cornerstone of the Manchester University Press publishing program and their strength in this area goes across all their different lists. Featuring a series on Irish History, bestselling titles Political Corruption in Ireland by journalist Elaine Byrne, Irish Literature Since 1990 by Scott Brewster and Michael Parker and Catriona Clear’s Social Change and Everyday Life in Ireland, this comprehensive collection truly shows the breadth of their coverage in this vitally important area.

Pluto Press is one of the world’s leading radical publishers, specializing in progressive, critical perspectives in politics and the social sciences with a strong concentration in Irish studies.

Together these two publishers have become the definitive source for all aspects of Irish studies.

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Political Corruption in Ireland 1922-2010

A Crooked Harp?

This book empirically maps the decline in standards since the inauguration of Irish independence in 1922, to the loss of Irish economic sovereignty in 2010. It...

Elaine Byrne

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Template for Peace

Northern Ireland, 1972–75

At no time in Northern Ireland's history did so many significant political initiatives occur as between 1972 and 1975, the most violent and polarized years of...

"...At no time in Northern Ireland's history did so many significant political initiatives occur as between 1972 and 1975, the most violent and polarized years of.... At no time in Northern Ireland's history did so many significant political initiatives occur as between 1972 and 1975, the most violent and polarized years of the region's conflict. Using archival sources, this book analyses the political events and processes that informed the British government's Northern Ireland policy at the time, ..."

Shaun McDaid

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Catholic Police Officers in Northern Ireland

Voices Out of Silence

This exciting book, newly available in paperback, aims to establish the historical and cultural reasons why there was only a participation rate of 7-8% by the...

Mary Gethins

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Ireland, Africa and the End of Empire

Small State Identity in the Cold War 1955 - 75

In the twenty years after Ireland joined the UN in 1955, one subject dominated its fortunes: Africa. The first detailed study of Ireland's relationship with...

"...In the twenty years after Ireland joined the UN in 1955, one subject dominated its fortunes: Africa. The first detailed study of Ireland's relationship with.... In the twenty years after Ireland joined the UN in 1955, one subject dominated its fortunes: Africa. The first detailed study of Ireland's relationship with that continent, this book documents its special place in Irish history. Adopting a highly original, and strongly comparative approach, it shows how small and middling powers like Ir..."

Kevin O’Sullivan

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Insular Christianity

Alternative Models of the Church in Britain and Ireland, c.1570-c.1700

This collection of essays on the alternative establishments which both Presbyterians and Catholics attempted to create in Britain and Ireland offers a dynamic...

"...This collection of essays on the alternative establishments which both Presbyterians and Catholics attempted to create in Britain and Ireland offers a dynamic.... This collection of essays on the alternative establishments which both Presbyterians and Catholics attempted to create in Britain and Ireland offers a dynamic new perspective on the evolution of post-reformation religious communities. Deriving from the Insular Christianity project in Dublin, the book combines essays by some of the lea..."

By Robert Armstrong and Tadhg O' Hannrachain

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Mother and Child

Maternity and child welfare in Dublin, 1922-60

This fascinating book provides a detailed account of the history of maternity and child welfare in Dublin between 1922 and 1960. In so doing it places...

"...This fascinating book provides a detailed account of the history of maternity and child welfare in Dublin between 1922 and 1960. In so doing it places.... This fascinating book provides a detailed account of the history of maternity and child welfare in Dublin between 1922 and 1960. In so doing it places maternity and child welfare in the context of twentieth-century Irish history, offering one of the only accounts of how women and children were viewed, treated and used by key lobby groups in I..."

Lindsey Earner-Byrne

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Irish Women in Medicine, c.1880-1920s

Origins, Education and Careers

This book is the first comprehensive history of Irish women in medicine in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It focuses on the debates...

Laura Kelly

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Reading Ireland

Print, Reading and Social Change in Early Modern Ireland

This fascinating and innovative study explores the lives of people living in early modern Ireland through the books and printed ephemera which they bought,...

Raymond Gillespie

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The Plantation of Ulster

Ideology and Practice

This book is the first major academic study of the Ulster Plantation in over 25 years. The pivotal importance of the Plantation to the shared histories of...

By Micheál Ó Siochrú and Eamonn Ó Ciardha

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This book explores the development of youth policy and youth work in Ireland from the mid-19th century to the present day. Based on original research,...

By Fred Powell, Martin Geoghegan, Margaret Scanlon and Katharina Swirak

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Everyday Life After the Conflict

The Impact of Devolution and North-South Cooperation

Everyday Life After the Conflict is the first book to address the specific topic of the intersection of the processes of conflict transformation and devolution...

By Cillian McGrattan and Elizabeth Meehan

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Irish Literature since 1990

Diverse Voices

This is a distinctive book that examines the diversity and energy of writing in a period marked by the unparalleled global prominence of Irish culture. This...

By Scott Brewster and Michael Parker

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Impure Thoughts

Sexuality, Catholicism and Literature in Twentieth-Century Ireland

Impure Thoughts is the first study of the twentieth-century Irish Catholic bildungsroman. This comparative examination of six Irish novelists tracks the...

Michael Cronin

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Integration in Ireland

The Everyday Lives of African Migrants

The Integration of New Immigrants is one of the most important issues in Europe, yet not enough is known about the lives of migrants. This book draws on...

By Fiona Murphy and Mark Maguire

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Insubordinate Irish

Travellers in the Text

This book traces a number of common themes relating to the representation of Irish Travelers in Irish popular tradition and how these themes have impacted on...

Mícheál Ó hAodha

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Children's Rights and Child Protection

Critical Times, Critical Issues in Ireland

This topical book comprehensively draws together diverse perspectives from key leaders in the field to address critical issues for children in relation to...

By Kenneth Burns and Deborah Lynch

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Global Citizen and European Republic

Irish foreign policy in transition

This book, available in paperback for the first time, offers a new and innovative way of looking at Irish foreign policy, linking its development with changes...

Ben Tonra

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Between 1921 and 1965, Irish and Scottish migrants continued to seek new homes abroad. Using the personal accounts of these migrants from letters, interviews,...

"...Between 1921 and 1965, Irish and Scottish migrants continued to seek new homes abroad. Using the personal accounts of these migrants from letters, interviews,.... Between 1921 and 1965, Irish and Scottish migrants continued to seek new homes abroad. Using the personal accounts of these migrants from letters, interviews, questionnaires and shipboard journals, together with more traditional documentary sources such as immigration files and maritime records, this book examines the experience of mi..."

Angela McCarthy

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Irish Protestant Identities

Irish Protestant Identities, available for the first time in paperback, is a major multi-disciplinary portrayal and analysis of the often overlooked Protestant...

By Mervyn Busteed, Frank Neal and Jonathan Tonge

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The book, available at last in paperback, explores the politics of the most important Irish nationalist leader of his generation, and one of the most...

P. J. McLoughlin

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Eva Gore-Booth

An Image of Such Politics

This is the first dedicated biography of the extraordinary Irish woman, Eva Gore-Booth. Gore-Booth rejected her aristocratic heritage, choosing to live and...

"...This is the first dedicated biography of the extraordinary Irish woman, Eva Gore-Booth. Gore-Booth rejected her aristocratic heritage, choosing to live and.... This is the first dedicated biography of the extraordinary Irish woman, Eva Gore-Booth. Gore-Booth rejected her aristocratic heritage, choosing to live and work among the poorest classes in industrial Manchester. Her work on behalf of barmaids, circus acrobats, flower sellers, and pit-brow lasses is traced in this book. During one impres..."

Sonja Tiernan

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Irish Governance in Crisis

Ireland's international reputation changed rapidly from global success story to European problem-case. How did this happen? What are the implications for our...

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The 1950s and 1960s were a transformative phase in modern Irish history. In these years, a conservative society dominated by the Catholic Church, and a state...

Tomás Finn

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This book explores local medical, lay, and legal negotiations with the asylum system in nineteenth-century Ireland. It deepens our understanding of attitudes...

Catherine Cox

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