The Irish Regional Press, 1892–2012


Ian Kenneally & James T. O'Donnell, editors

Hardback €45.00
Catalogue Price: €50.00
ISBN: 978-1-84682-655-9
Coming March 2018. 256pp; ills.

From the fall of Parnell to the rise and fall of the Celtic Tiger, regional newspapers have documented the story of Ireland. In this book, historians and journalists describe the newspapers, editors and personalities that have made the local press such a vital part of social and political life throughout the island. In a highly centralized country, where Dublin is the hub of political and economic activity, these newspapers provide an alternative means through which to approach modern Irish history.

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Contributors: John Horgan (DCU), Christy Doughan (ind.), Mark O'Brien (DCU), Conor Curran (DCU), John Burke (ind.), Alan McCarthy (UCC), Anthony Cawley (Liverpool Hope U), Mark Wehrly (ind.), Elaine Callinan (TCD/Carlow College), Anthony Keating (Edge Hill U), Ray Burke (RTÉ), Regina Uí Chiollatáin (UCD), Aoife Whelan (UCD), Donal Ó Drisceoil (UCC), James T. O'Donnell (NUIG), James Curry (NUIG).

Ian Kenneally is a historian, documentary-maker and author, whose works include The paper wall: newspapers and propaganda in Ireland, 1919–21 (Cork, 2009). He is the editor of The Revolution Papers, 1923–1949. James O'Donnell teaches history at NUI Galway. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Newspaper and Periodical History Forum of Ireland and editor of the Irish Bibliography of Press History.