Editing and Publishing


The DICTIONARY OF IRISH BIOGRAPHY is devised, researched, written and edited under the auspices of the Royal Irish Academy and published in print and online by Cambridge University Press. Twice yearly updates of new articles are added to the DIB online in June and December every year. The Managing Editor and Advisory Board are appointed by the Council of the Royal Irish Academy:


ADVISORY BOARD: Patrick Geoghegan (TCD) (Chairman), Sean Dorgan MRIA, Geraldine Kennedy MRIA, Peter MacDonagh, James McGuire MRIA, Deirdre McMahon (UL), William Murphy (DCU), Margaret O’Callaghan (QUB), Mervyn O'Driscoll (UCC), Susannah Riordan (UCD), Bruce Robinson, Harry White MRIA (UCD)

PROJECT TEAM: Managing Editor, James Quinn; Editorial Secretary, Linde Lunney; Online and Editorial Administrator, Turlough O’Riordan; Copy Editor, Lawrence White; Editorial Assistant, Patrick Maume; Editorial Assistant, Terry Clavin.

PUBLISHER: Cambridge University Press was founded in 1534. It is the oldest printer and publisher in the world, having been operating continuously since 1584, and is one of the largest academic publishers globally. Its purpose is to further Cambridge University’s objective of advancing learning, knowledge and research. Throughout its history, the Press has maintained a reputation for innovation and enterprise, through its use of printing technologies, through publishing the latest research, and through supporting the latest methodologies for teaching and learning. In 1989 Cambridge University Press published J. J. Lee’s best-selling Ireland 1912–82 and in 2010 Thomas Bartlett's Ireland. A history.

‘For too long the study of Irish history has been hampered by the lack of a comprehensive Irish biographical dictionary. Now, happily, there is one that is authoritative, original and – I'm delighted to say – entertaining too.
 Edward McParland, architectural historian


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