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. The Editors, Editorial Board and Editorial Committee are appointed by the Council of the Royal Irish Academy:

GENERAL EDITORS: James McGuire MRIA and James Quinn

BOARD OF EDITORS: Aidan Clarke MRIA (TCD), Ronan Fanning MRIA (UCD), K. Theodore Hoppen FBA (University of Hull), Maureen Murphy (Hofstra University)

EDITORIAL COMMITTEE: Brendan O Donoghue MRIA (chairman), Professor Tom Brazil MRIA (UCD), Dr Art Cosgrove MRIA (UCD), Professor Greta Jones (University of Ulster), Professor Edna Longley MRIA (QUB), Professor Dáibhí Ó Cróinín MRIA (NUIG), Professor Mary O'Dowd MRIA (QUB), Dr Mervyn O'Driscoll (UCC), Professor Jane Ohlmeyer MRIA (TCD), Dr Susannah Riordan (UCD)

PROJECT TEAM: James McGuire, Managing Editor, James Quinn, Executive Editor, Linde Lunney, Editorial Secretary, Turlough O’Riordan, Online and Editorial Administrator, Lawrence White, research, writing and copy-editing, Patrick Maume, research and writing, Terry Clavin, research and writing

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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