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House of Commons Library Briefing Papers


  • J C Beckett, The Making of Modern Ireland 1603-1923 (Faber and Faber, London, 1981)
  • Henry Patterson, Ireland Since 1939: The Persistence of Conflict (Penguin Ireland, Dublin, 2006)
  • David McKittrick and David McVea, Making Sense of the Troubles (London 2001, Penguin)
  • Tim Pat Coogan, Ireland in the Twentieth Century (Hutchinson, London, 2003)
  • Richard English, Irish Freedom: The History of Nationalism in Ireland (Macmillan, London, 2007)
  • F S L Lyons, Ireland Since the Famine (Fontana, London, 1985)
  • R F Foster, Modern Ireland 1600-1972 (Penguin, London, 1988)
  • Conor Cruise O'Brien, Parnell and his Party 1880-90 (OUP, Oxford, 1957)