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Eunan O'Halpin
Professor, History

Biography

Eunan O'Halpin is Bank of Ireland Professor of Contemporary Irish History, and Director of the Trinity Centre for Contemporary Irish History. He was previously Professor of Government at Dublin City University (1998-2000). Educated at UCD and Cambridge, where he researched the history of the interwar British Treasury, he has written widely on aspects of 20th Irish and British history and politics, his most recent monograph being 'Spying on Ireland: British Intelligence and Irish Neutrality during the Second World War (Oxford, 2008). His current research interests include Afghanistan and the belligerents during the Second World War, and fatalities during the Irish revolution, 1916-1921.

He is a Member (2003) of the Royal Irish Academy and a Fellow (2003) of Trinity College Dublin.

From October to December 2012 he was Visiting Fellow at the Jawaharlal Nehru University Institute of Advanced Studies in Delhi, carrying out research in the National Archives of India and in the Nehru Memorial Library.

Since coming to Trinity in 2000 Professor O'Halpin has supervised over twenty Ph.Ds on recent Irish and British history, many of which have since been or are in the process of being reworked for publication as monographs with university presses in the UK and Ireland.

Professor O'Halpin is a member of the Board of Trinity College (2016-20, and 2005-12). He has served on the National Archives Advisory Council and the Department of Justice Archives Advisory Group, is a member and former chairman of the Royal Irish Academy National Committee for the Study of International Affairs and its National Committee for Historical Studies.

He is a joint editor of the Royal Irish Academy Documents on Irish Foreign Policy series (1996-_), and a member of the International Board of 20th Century British History. Together with Dr Anne Dolan (TCD), Dr Michael Kennedy (Royal Irish Academy), and Dr Deirdre McMahon (University of Limerick), he convenes the weekly Research Seminar in Contemporary Irish History.

He is a member of the government's Expert Advisory Group on Commemorations (2012-), and of the Barristers Professional Standards Appeals Board Board (2012-).

Professor O'Halpin has just completed research for a major study of The Dead of the Irish Revolution 1916-1921,and is preparing a number of articles on aspects of Afghan history during the Second World War.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Eunan O'Halpin, PJ Moloney's 1916 journal and an introduction, Tipperary Historical Journal , (32), 2019, p132 - 153 Journal Article, 2019

'Endword: Ireland looking outwards, 1880-2016 in, editor(s)Thomas Bartlett , Cambridge History of Ireland Volume 4: 1880 to the Present, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2018, pp809 - 838, [Eunan O'Halpin] Book Chapter, 2018

"Between Two Hells": the Social, Political and Military Backgrounds and Motivations of the 121 TDs Who Voted For or Against the Anglo-Irish Treaty in January 1922' in, editor(s)Liam Weeks and Micheal O Fathartaigh , The Treaty: Debating and Establishing the Irish State, Dublin, Irish Academic Press, 2018, pp113 - 135, [Eunan O'Halpin and Mary Staines] Book Chapter, 2018

Documents on Irish Foreign Policy Volume XI 1957-61, Michael Kennedy, Dermot Keogh, Eunan O'Halpin, Kate O'Malley, Bernadette Whelan, 1st, (Documents on Irish Foreign Poicy), Dublin:, Royal Irish academy, 2018, - 1-433 Critical Edition (Book), 2018

Eunan O'Halpin, 'British Crytanalysis and China, 1937-1945: An Underused Source for Recent Chinese History?, Twentieth Century China, 42, (2), 2017, p198 - 212 Journal Article, 2017

Epilogue in, editor(s)Eugenio F. Biagini and Mary E. Daly , The Cambridge Social History of Modern Ireland, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2017, pp506 - 603, [Eunan O'Halpin and Guy Beiner] Book Chapter, 2017

Eunan O'Halpin, 'British Cryptanalysis and China, 1937-1945: An Underused Source for Recent Chinese History?', Twentieth Century China, 42, (2), 2017, p1 - 18 Journal Article, 2017

Eunan O'Halpin, 'The Fate of Indigenous and Soviet Central Asian Jews in Afghanistan, 1933-1951', Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 30, (2), 2016, p298 - 327 Journal Article, 2016 URL

Eunan O'Halpin (with Catriona Crowe, Ronan Fanning, Michael Kennedy, Dermot Keogh and Kate O'Malley (eds.) , Documents on Irish Foreign Policy: Volume X, 1951-1957, 1st, Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, 2016, 1 - 379pp, Book, PUBLISHED, 1st, Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, 2016, 1 - 379pp Book, 2016

Eunan O'Halpin, 'Rethinking Irish civil-military relations in the 21st century', Defence Forces Review, 2016, p217 - 224 Journal Article, 2016

'Ireland: Plus Ca Change, 1945-2015' in, editor(s)Bob de Graaff & James Nyce , Handbook of European Intelligence Cultures, Lanham, Maryland, Rowman & Littlefield, 2016, pp183 - 195, [Eunan O'Halpin] Book Chapter, 2016

Eunan O'Halpin, 'Rethinking Irish civil-military relations in the 21st century', Defence Forces Review, 2016, p217 - 224 Journal Article, 2016

Augustine Birrell 1850-1933 in, editor(s)Lawrence White and James Quinn , 1916 Portraits and Lives, Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, 2015, pp48 - 53, [Eunan O'Halpin] Book Chapter, 2015

'I am sure there was confidence in Nero' in, editor(s)Kevin Rafter and Mark O'Brien , The State in Transition: Essays in honour of John Horgan, Dublin, New Island, 2015, pp318 - 325, [Eunan O'Halpin] Book Chapter, 2015

'British intelligence, PIRA, and the early years of the Northern Ireland crisis: remembering, forgetting and mythologizing' in, editor(s)Paul Maddrell , The Image of the Enemy: intelligence analysis of adversaries since 1945, Washington DC, Georgetown University Press, 2015, pp162 - 191 , [Eunan O'Halpin] Book Chapter, 2015

Eunan O'Halpin and Ciara Breathnach, Scripting blame: Irish coroners' courts and unnamed infant dead, 1916-32, Social History, 39, (2), 2014, p210 - 228 Journal Article, 2014

Ireland and World War II in, editor(s)Alvin Jackson , Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish History, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2014, pp719 - 735, [Eunan O'Halpin] Book Chapter, 2014

Eunan O'Halpin (with Catriona Crowe, Ronan Fanning, Michael Kennedy, Dermot Keogh and Kate O'Malley (eds.) , Documents on Irish Foreign Policy: Volume IX, 1948-1951, 1st, Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, 2014, 1 - 349pp Book, 2014

The Military Service Pensions Project and Irish History: a personal perspective in, editor(s)Patrick Brennan and Catriona Crowe , Guide to the Miltiary Service (1916-1923) Pensions Collection , Dublin, Department of Defence, 2014, pp144 - 165, [Eunan O'Halpin] Book Chapter, 2014

Problematic Killing in the Irish War of Independence: the kiling of spies and informers in, editor(s)James Kelly and Marian Lyons , Death and Dying in Ireland, Britain and Europe: Historical Perspectives, Dublin, Irish Academic Press, 2013, pp173 - 198, [Eunan O'Halpin] Book Chapter, 2013

C. Crowe, R. Fanning, M. Kennedy, D. Keogh, E O'Halpin ,, Documents on Irish Foreign Policy volume VIII: 1945-1948, 1st, Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, 2012, 1-396pp Book, 2012

Eunan O'Halpin and Ciara Breathnach, Registered 'unknown' infant fatalities in Ireland, 1916-32: gender and power, Irish Historical Studies, XXXVIII, (No. 149), 2012, p70 - 88 Journal Article, 2012

Counting Terror: Bloody Sunday and 'The Dead of the Irish Revolution' in, editor(s)David Fitzpatrick , Terror in Ireland 1916-1923, Dublin, The Lilliput Press, 2012, pp141 - 157, [Eunan O'Halpin] Book Chapter, 2012

Chiefs of Staff in Historical Perspective in, editor(s)Thomas Hodson , Chiefs of Staff: the portraits collection of the Irish Defence Forces, Dublin, 2011, pp17 - 22, [Eunan O'Halpin] Book Chapter, 2011

Eunan O'Halpin, 'The challenges facing the defence forces in the next five year', Defence Forces Review, 2011, p13 - 19 Journal Article, 2011

'The value and limits of experience in the early years of the Northern Ireland Troubles' in, editor(s)Michael Goodman and Robert Dover , Lessons from the Secret Past: cases in British intelligence history, Washington DC, Georgetown University Press, 2011, pp189 - 210, [Eunan O'Halpin] Book Chapter, 2011

C. Crowe, R. Fanning, M. Kennedy, D. Keogh, E O'Halpin , Documents on Irish Foreign Policy volume VII: 1941-1945, 1st, Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, 2010, 1-389pp Book, 2010 URL

'Problems in obtaining and using official records for research in Irish and British history in the twenty-first century' in, editor(s)Andrew Flinn and Harriet Jones , 'Freedom of Information: Open access, empty archives?, London, Routledge, 2009, pp143 - 154, [Eunan O'Halpin] Book Chapter, 2009

The Vichy Legation in Dublin in comparative perspective in, editor(s)Jane Conroy , Franco-Irish Connections: Essays, memoirs and poems in honour of Pierre Joannon, Dublin, Four Courts, 2009, pp373 - 395, [Eunan O'Halpin & Alice Harrison] Book Chapter, 2009

Eunan O'Halpin, Spying on Ireland: British intelligence and Irish neutrality during the second world war, 1st, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2008, vi - 335pp Book, 2008

Eunan O'Halpin, Eyes on Ireland, Dublin Review of Books, (8), 2008, p1 - 7 Review Article, 2008

Eunan O'Halpin, 'A Poor Thing But Our Own': the Joint Intelligence Committee and Ireland, 1965-1972, Intelligence and National Security, 23, (5), 2008, p658 - 680 Journal Article, 2008

Eunan O'Halpin, Catriona Crowe, Ronan Fanning, Michael Kennedy and Dermot Keogh , Documents on Irish Foreign Policy Volume VI: 1939-1941, 1st, Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, 2008 Book, 2008

Eunan O'Halpin, 'A Greek Authoritarian Phase'?: The Irish Army and the Irish Crisis, 1969-70, Irish Political Studies, 23, (4), 2008, p475 - 490 Journal Article, 2008

Britain's neutral neighbours: Ireland and Afghanistan compared, 1939-1945 in, editor(s)Rory Miller , Ireland and the Middle East: Trade, Society and Peace, Dublin, Irish Academic Press, 2007, pp24 - 42, [Eunan O'Halpin] Book Chapter, 2007

'Intelligence and Anglo-Irish relations, 1922-1973' in, editor(s)Eunan O'Halpin, Robert Armstrong, Jane Ohlmeyer , Intelligence, statecraft and international power: historical studies XXV. Dublin. : Irish Academic Press, 2006 , Dublin, Irish Academic Press, 2006, pp132 - 150, [Eunan O'Halpin] Book Chapter, 2006

Eunan O'Halpin, Catriona Crowe, Ronan Fanning, Michael Kennedy and Dermot Keogh , Documents on Irish foreign policy vol. v: 1937-39, 1st, Dublin , Royal Irish Academy , Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, 2006, 1-554pp Book, 2006

"Hitler's Irish hideout": a case study of SOE's black propaganda battles in, editor(s)Mark Seaman , Special Operations Executive: a new instrument of war, London, Routledge, 2006, pp201 - 216, [Eunan O'Halpin] Book Chapter, 2006

The Irish Experience of Insurgency and Counter-Insurgency since 1919 in, editor(s)Peter Dennis and Jeffrey Grey , An Art in Itself: The Theory and Conduct of Small Wars and Insurgencies, Canberra, Australian History Military Publications, 2006, pp53 - 72, [Eunan O'Halpin] Book Chapter, 2006

Eunan O'Halpin, Robert Armstrong, and Jane Ohlmeyer (eds.), Intelligence, statecraft and international power: historical studies XXV, 1st, Dublin, Irish Academic Press, 2006, 1 - 246pp Book, 2006

Eunan O'Halpin, 'Evidence from the Butler and Hutton reports: the British case for confronting Iraq', Irish Studies in International Affairs, 16, 2005, 89 - 102 Journal Article, 2005

Eunan O'Halpin, The Liddell Diaries and British Intelligence History, Intelligence and National Security, 20, (4), 2005, p669 - 685 Journal Article, 2005

Eunan O'Halpin, Catriona Crowe, Ronan Fanning, Michael Kennedy and Dermot Keogh, Documents on Irish foreign policy vol. iv: 1932-36, 1st, Dublin , Royal Irish Academy, 2004, 585pp Book, 2004

'The geopolitics of republican diplomacy in the twentieth century' in, editor(s)Maurice Bric & John Coakley , From Political Violence to Negotiated Settlement: the winding path to peace in twentieth century Ireland, Dublin, University College Dublin Press, 2004, pp81 - 98, [Eunan O'Halpin] Book Chapter, 2004

British intelligence, the Republican Movement and the IRA's German links, 1935-45' in, editor(s)Fearghal McGarry , Republicanism in Modern Ireland, Dublin, UCD Press, 2003, pp108 - 131, [O'Halpin E.] Book Chapter, 2003

Politics and the state, 1922-32 in, editor(s)J. R. Hill , A New History of Ireland, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2003, pp86 - 123, [Eunan O'Halpin] Book Chapter, 2003

O'Halpin E., (ed.) MI5 and Ireland, 1939-1945: the official history, Dublin, Irish Academic Press, 2003 Book, 2003

Irish neutrality in the second world war in, editor(s)Neville Wylie , European neutrals and non-belligerents during the Second World War, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2002, pp183 - 203, [O'Halpin E.] Book Chapter, 2002

O'Halpin E., What the British knew, The Dublin Review, 8, 2002, p109 - 114 Journal Article, 2002

Still persecuting civil servants? Parliamentarian/citizen relationships in Ireland in, editor(s)Philip Norton , Parliaments and citizens in Western Europe, London, Frank Cass, 2002, [O'Halpin E.] Book Chapter, 2002

O'Halpin E., Small states and big secrets: understanding Sigint cooperation between unequal powers during the Second World War, Intelligence and National Security, 17, (3), 2002, p1 - 16 Journal Article, 2002

Eunan O'Halpin, Ronan Fanning, Michael Kennedy and Dermot Keogh, Documents on Irish Foreign Policy volume III: 1926-1932, Dublin, Royal Irish Academy/Department of Foreign Affairs, 2002 Book, 2002

Ireland and the international security environment: changing police and military roles' in, editor(s)William Crotty and David E. Schmitt , Ireland on the world stage , London, Longman, 2002, pp140 - 152, [O'Halpin E.] Book Chapter, 2002

O'Halpin E., Ireland and EU Intelligence Assessment: the politics of an undeclared Petersberg task, Irish Political Studies, 17, (2), 2002, p35 - 58 Journal Article, 2002

O'Halpin E., Northern Ireland: the troubled peace process', Irish Studies in International Affairs, 12, 2001, p243 - 248 Journal Article, 2001

The system of city and county management in, editor(s)Mary E. Daly , County and Town: one hundred years of local government in Ireland, Dublin, Institute of Public Administration, 2001, pp35 - 44, [O'Halpin E.] Book Chapter, 2001

The significance of Irish parliamentarians in the parliamentary arena in, editor(s)Lawrence Longley and Drago Zajc , Working Papers on Comparative Legislative Studies: Parliamentary members and leaders, the delicate balance. IV, Appleton, Wisconsin, Lawrence University, 2000, pp137 - 148, [Shane Martin and Eunan O'Halpin] Book Chapter, 2000

Eunan O'Halpin, Ronan Fanning, Michael Kennedy and Dermot Keogh)., Documents on Irish Foreign Policy volume II: 1923-1926, Dublin, Royal Irish Academy/Department of Foreign Affairs, 2000 Book, 2000

O'Halpin E., Irish-Allied relations and the American Note crisis: new evidence from British records, Irish Studies in International Affairs, 11, 2000, p71 - 83 Journal Article, 2000

O'Halpin E., Toys and whispers in 16-land: SOE and Ireland, 1940-42, Intelligence and National Security, 15, (4), 2000, p1 - 18 Journal Article, 2000

O'Halpin E., Kennedy M., Ireland and the Council of Europe: from isolation towards integration, Strasbourg, Council of Europe, 2000 Book, 2000

MI5's Irish memories: fresh evidence on Anglo-Irish relations during the Second World War in, editor(s)Brian Girvin and Geoff Roberts , Ireland and the Second World War: politics, economy and remembrance, Dublin, Four Courts Press, 2000, pp133 - 150, [O'Halpin E.] Book Chapter, 2000

O'Halpin E., Ah, They've given us a good bit of stuff : Tribunals and Irish political life at the turn of the century, Irish Political Studies, 15, 2000, p182 - 193 Journal Article, 2000

Weird prophecies: British intelligence and Anglo-Irish relations, 1932-3' in, editor(s)Joseph Skelly and Michael Kennedy , Irish foreign policy since 1922, Dublin, Four Courts Press, 2000, pp61 - 73, [O'Halpin E.] Book Chapter, 2000

O'Halpin E., Historical revisit: Dorothy Macardle, 'The Irish Republic, Irish Historical Studies, xxxi, (123), 1999, p389 - 394 Journal Article, 1999

O'Halpin E., Defending Ireland: the Irish state and its enemies since 1922, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1999 Book, 1999

The system of government in, editor(s)John Coakley and Michael Gallagher , Politics in the Republic of Ireland, London, Routledge, 1999, pp81 - 93, [O'Halpin E., Connolly E.] Book Chapter, 1999

Parliaments and pressure groups: the Irish experience of change in, editor(s)Philip Norton , Parliaments and pressure groups in Western Europe, London, Frank Cass, 1999, pp124 - 144, [O'Halpin E., Connolly E.] Book Chapter, 1999

O'Halpin E., Intelligence in the civil war, The Irish Sword, 1999 Journal Article, 1999

Eunan O'Halpin, Ronan Fanning, Michael Kennedy and Dermot Keogh)., Documents on Irish Foreign Policy volume 1: January 1919-December 1922, Dublin, Royal Irish Academy/Department of Foreign Affairs, 1998 Book, 1998

The politics of governance in the four countries of the United Kingdom, 1912-1922 in, editor(s)S. J. Connolly , Kingdoms United? Great Britain and Ireland since 1500: integration and diversity, Dublin, Four Courts Press, 1998, pp239 - 248, [O'Halpin E.] Book Chapter, 1998

O'Halpin E., Asquith A., The changing roles of Irish local authority managers, Administration, 45, (4), 1998, p76 - 92 Journal Article, 1998

Power with Responsibility: the Role of the Managers in Irish Local Government in, editor(s)K. K. Klausen and Annick Magnier , The Anonymous Leader: Appointed CEOs in Western Local Government, Odense, University of Odense Press, 1998, pp64 - 77, [O'Halpin E., Asquith A.] Book Chapter, 1998

Collins and intelligence - from brotherhood to bureaucracy in, editor(s)G. Doherty and D. Keogh , Michael Collins and the making of the Irish state, Dublin, Mercier Press, 1998, pp68 - 80, [O'Halpin E.] Book Chapter, 1998

A changing relationship? Parliament and Government in Ireland in, editor(s)Philip Norton , Parliaments and Governments in Western Europe, London, Frank Cass, 1998, pp123 - 141, [O'Halpin E.] Book Chapter, 1998

The Irish association of local government CEOs in, editor(s)Michael Goldsmith and Poul Erik Mouritzen , The UDITE leadership study, Copenhagen, Kommunaldirectorforeningen I Denmark, 1997, pp72 - 77, [O'Halpin E., Asquith A.] Book Chapter, 1997

O'Halpin E., Parliamentary party discipline and tactics in the Fianna Fail archives, 1926-1932, Irish Historical Studies, XXX, (120), 1997, p581 - 590 Journal Article, 1997

O'Halpin E., Partnership programme managers in the Reynolds/Spring coalition, 1993-4: an assessment, Irish Political Studies, 12, 1997, p43 - 56 Journal Article, 1997

The Oireachtas, World Encyclopaedia of Legislatures, 1997, pp352 - 380, [O'Halpin E.] Item in dictionary or encyclopaedia, etc, 1997

The army in independent Ireland in, editor(s)Thomas Bartlett and Keith Jeffery , A military history of Ireland, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1996, pp407 - 430, [O'Halpin E.] Book Chapter, 1996

Irish parliamentary culture and the European Union: formalities to be observed in, National Parliaments and the European Union, London, Frank Cass, 1996, pp124 - 135, [O'Halpin E.] Book Chapter, 1996

Fianna Fail on the highwire of foreign policy in, editor(s)Philip Hannon and Jackie Gallagher , Taking the long view: 70 years of Fianna Fail, Dublin, Blackwater Press, 1996, pp102 - 115, [O'Halpin E.] Book Chapter, 1996

The Irish county and city managers association in, editor(s)Goldsmith, M , The associations of local government CEOs in Europe, Odense, University of Odense, 1996, pp34 - 43, [O'Halpin E., Asquith A.] Book Chapter, 1996

O'Halpin E., Aspects of intelligence, The Irish Sword, xix, 1995, p57 - 65 Journal Article, 1995

O'Halpin E., Irish parliamentary culture and the European Union: formalities to be observed, The Journal of Legislative Studies, 1, (3), 1995, p124 - 135 Journal Article, 1995

O'Halpin E., According to the Irish minister in Rome: British decrypts and Irish diplomacy during the second world war, Irish Studies in International Affairs, 6, 1995, p95 - 105 Journal Article, 1995

The Army and the Dail: civil/military relations within the independence movement in, editor(s)Brian Farrell , The creation of the Dail, Dublin, Blackwater Press, 1994, pp107 - 121, [O'Halpin E.] Book Chapter, 1994

Army, politics and society, 1923-1945 in, editor(s)TG Fraser and Keith Jeffery , Men, women and war: Historical Studies XVIII, Dublin, Lilliput, 1993, pp158 - 174, [O'Halpin E.] Book Chapter, 1993

Policy making in, editor(s)John Coakley and Michael Gallagher , Politics in the Republic of Ireland, Galway, PSAI Press, 1992, pp167 - 181, [O'Halpin E.] Book Chapter, 1992

O'Halpin E., The civil service and the political system, Administration, 38, (4), 1991, p283 - 302 Journal Article, 1991

Ireland in spy fiction in, editor(s)Wesley K. Wark , Spy fiction, spy films and real intelligence, London, Frank Cass, 1991, pp92 - 116, [O'Halpin E., Jeffery K.] Book Chapter, 1991

O'Halpin E., Boland J., Bannon M., City and county management, 1929-1990: a retrospective, Dublin, Institute of Public Administration, 1991 Book, 1991

O'Halpin E., Jeffery K., Ireland in spy fiction, Intelligence and National Security, 5, (4), 1990, p92 - 116 Journal Article, 1990

O'Halpin E., Intelligence and security in Ireland, 1922-45, Intelligence and National Security, 5, (1), 1990, p50 - 83 Journal Article, 1990

O'Halpin E., Anglo-Irish security co-operation since 1969: a Dublin perspective, Conflict Quarterly, X, (1), 1990, p1 - 18 Journal Article, 1990

O'Halpin E, Head of the civil service: a study of Sir Warren Fisher, London, Routledge, 1989 Book, 1989

O'Halpin E., Sources for Labour history: the Walter Long and Field Marshal Lord French papers, Saothar, 14, 1989, p102 - 104 Journal Article, 1989

Financing British intelligence: the evidence up to 1945 in, editor(s)KG Robertson , British and American approaches to intelligence, Basingstoke and London, Macmillan/Royal United Services Institution, 1987, pp187 - 217, [O'Halpin E.] Book Chapter, 1987

Ireland, 1854-1939 in, editor(s)Sabino Cassesse and Jill Pellew , Le systeme du merite: cahiers d'histoire de l'Administration, Brussels, Institut International des Sciences Administratives, 1987, pp109 - 117, [O'Halpin E.] Book Chapter, 1987

O'Halpin E., Intelligence fact and fiction, Intelligence and National Security, 2, (3), 1987, p168 - 171 Journal Article, 1987

O'Halpin E, The decline of the union: British government in Ireland, 1892-1920, Dublin and Syracuse, Gill and Macmillan, Syracuse University Press, 1987 Book, 1987

O'Halpin E., Oireachtas committees: performance and prospects, Seirbhis Phoibli, vii, (2), 1987, p3 - 9 Journal Article, 1987

Eunan O'Halpin, John Boland TD and John Dowling, Serving the country better: a debate, Administration, 34, (3), 1986, p287 - 301 Journal Article, 1986

O'Halpin E., British patronage and an Irish writer: the background to the award of a government grant to James Joyce in 1916, The James Joyce Quarterly, 24, (1), 1986, p79 - 83 Journal Article, 1986

O'Halpin E. , British government and society in the twentieth century, Historical Journal, 27, (3), 1985, p751 - 762 Journal Article, 1985

O'Halpin E., The Dail committee of public accounts, 1961-1980, Administration, 32, (4), 1985, p483 - 511 Journal Article, 1985

British intelligence in Ireland, 1914-1921 in, editor(s)CM Andrew and David Dilks , The missing dimension: governments and intelligence communities in the twentieth century, Basingstoke, Macmillan, 1984, pp55 - 77, [O'Halpin E.] Book Chapter, 1984

O'Halpin E. , The secret service vote and Ireland, 1868-1922, Irish Historical Studies, xxiii, (92), 1983, p348 - 353 Journal Article, 1983

O'Halpin E., Sir Warren Fisher and the coalition, 1919-1922, Historical Journal, 24, (4), 1981, p907 - 928 Journal Article, 1981

O'Halpin E., H.E. Duke and the Irish administration, 1916-18, Irish Historical Studies, xxi, (88), 1981, p362 - 375 Journal Article, 1981

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

The Brigade Activity Reports in Context in, editor(s)Cecile Gordon , The Military Service Pensions Collection: the Brigade Activity Reports, Dublin, Department of Defence, 2019, pp28 - 43, [Eunan O'Halpin] Book Chapter, 2019

Eunan O'Halpin, PJ Moloney's 1916 Journal and an Introduction, Tipperary Historical Journal 2019, 2019, p132 - 153 Journal Article, 2019 URL

The Brigade Activity Reports in Context in, editor(s)Cecile Gordon , The Brigade Activity Reports in Context in, The Military Service Pensions Collection: the Brigade Activity Reports , Dublin, Department of Defence, 2019, pp28 - 43, [Eunan O'Halpin] Book Chapter, 2019

Eunan O'Halpin, 'No singing and dancing': reassessing border security co-operation, 1969-1998, Research Seminar in Contemporary Irish History, Long Room Hub, TCD, 11 March 2015 Conference Paper,

Eunan O'Halpin, The Fate of Indigenous and Soviet Central Asian Jews in Afghanistan, 1933-1945, British Jewish History Seminar, Institute of Historical Research, London, 28 October 2014 Conference Paper,

Eunan O'Halpin, German Intrigues in Ireland and Afghanistan during the First World War, Recent Research on World War One and the Role of the Irish in Gallipoli, Koc University, Instanbul, Turkey, 16 April 2015 Conference Paper,

Eunan O'Halpin, Afghanistan and the belligerents, 1939-1945: intelligence competition and cooperation in a neutral state, Study Group on Intelligence meeting, Royal United Services Institution, Whitehall, London, 6 February 2015 Conference Paper,

Research Expertise

Description

Irish and British 20th century political and administrative history; unnatural infant death in Ireland (with Dr Ciara Breathanch, University of Limerick); intelligence history; international relations, with particular reference to intelligence and terrorism in the twentieth century; belligerent competition in Afghanistan during the Second World War; British policy towards Afghan and Central Asian Jewish communities, 1933-47

Projects

  • Title
    • Afghanistan and the Second World War
  • Summary
    • This project has grown considerably in scope over the last six years. The overall aim remains to explore the impact of the war on Afghanistan, and to examine the means by which she avoided being drawn into the conflict despite her proximity to key belligerents - British India, and the Soviet Union - and the activities and plans of the Axis powers. It is based largely on research in British and American government records, which include a large amount of intercepted communications of the Afghan and other neutral and Axis states, as well as on significant private collections. Research in the National Archives of India and the Nehru Memorial Library in 2012 has enabled the further development of the project. It also opened up an unexpected vein of inquiry into the fate of Jews in Afghanistan, resulting in an article in Holocaust and Genocide Studies 30, no. 2 (Fall, 2016), pp. 298-327, and a number of entries with Dr Sara Koplik have been accepted for the revised Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World (1st ed., Brill, 2010). Anarticle on British Cryptanalyis and China, 1937-1945, has recently appeared in Twentieth Century China 42, no. 2, May 2017, pp. 198-212. Further papers are in preparation dealing with Axis and with British intelligence concerning Afghanistan, and with Soviet communications concerning the USSR's southern frontiers in the 1930s.
  • Funding Agency
    • TCD Arts and Social Sciences Benefactions Fund; IIIS
  • Date From
    • 2006
  • Date To
    • 2020
  • Title
    • British Intelligence and the Northern Ireland crisis, 1965-98
  • Summary
    • This project explores explore the role of intelligence in British and Irish management of the Northern Ireland crisis from 1969 onwards. It also looks at how the two states negotiated understandings on security issues, on how their dealings in this delicate area were managed, and on how such dealings were managed at the professional interagency level as well as at the top intergovernmental table. The study also explores the extent to which security and terrorism issues were reflected in the diplomatic activities of both governments in the United States, as well as probing the changing perspective of successive American governments on the broader Northern Ireland issue. Drawing largely on British, Irish and American official records, it looks both at the highest levels of assessment and task setting in Whitehall, and at the operational performance of intelligence gatherers and assessors. It addresses questions arising from problems of leakage and collusion between the security forces and paramilitary groups, and issues surrounding the interrogation regime for prisoners and detainees. The latter problems were particularly significant in terms of Anglo-Irish relations, as London felt that Dublin played these issues up gratuitously. I hope to complete a monograph based on this research in 2011.
  • Funding Agency
    • IRCHSS
  • Date From
    • 1 Dec. 2007
  • Date To
    • 30 June 2010
  • Title
    • The Dead of the Irish Revolution
  • Summary
    • This project aims to establish who died where and in what circumstances and at who's hands as a result of Irish political violence between 1912 and 1923. The first volume arising from the project, by Eunan O'Halpin and Dr Daithi O Corrain, covering the years 1917 to 1921, will be published by Yale University Press in 2011.
  • Funding Agency
    • IRCHSS
  • Date From
    • Nov 2003

Keywords

Afghanistan; Anglo-Irish relations; Intelligence Studies; Irish History

Recognition

Representations

Member, National Archives Advisory Council 2002-07

Member, Katherine Kavanagh Trust Since 1998

Secretary, Military Heritage of Ireland Trust 2000-5

Department of Justice Archives Advisory Group 2006

Member, Royal Irish Academ National Committee for History, since 1989 (Chairman, 2001-3) Member, Royal Irish Academy National Committee for the Study of International Relations, since 1993 (Chairman, 1996-99)

Military Service Pensions Project Academic Advisory Board 2009-

Member, Barristers' Professional Conduct Appeals Board 2012 -

Member, Expert Advisory Group on Commemorations 2012-

Member, Board of Trinity College 2005-12

Member, Barristers Professional Conduct Appeals Board 2012-

Royal Irish Academy Committe for Historical Studies 2014-

Frequent contributor on historical and current affairs on RTE Radio 1 and Newstalk106, and occasionally on British, European and American broadcast media. 2000-

Awards and Honours

Albert College Award for Research, Dublin City University 1999-2000

Memberships

Member, Royal Irish Academy 2003