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Renaming (and legalising) an Army

Tuesday, 1 August 2023

In this month’s Dictionary of Irish Biography blog, Eoin Kinsella marks the centenary of the legislation that formally established the Irish Defence Forces.

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A short history of Irish Jazz

Monday, 3 July 2023

In the first of a new series of monthly blog posts drawing on the riches of the Dictionary of Irish Biography, Liz Evers charts the arrival of jazz in the 1910s and the evolution of the Irish jazz scene over the past...

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DIB publishes diverse mix of new entries April 2023

Wednesday, 19 April 2023

This April the Dictionary of Irish Biography is publishing 40 new entries, including a mix of contemporary figures, ‘missing persons’, specially commissioned biographies for our recently published book, Irish Sporting...

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Interview with 'Irish Sporting Lives' editors Terry Clavin and Turlough O'Riordan (Books Ireland Magazine)

Wednesday, 8 February 2023

Forgotten heroes, unforgettable failures, the tragic, talented lives cut short – would they feel disappointed to be lost to the archives or do they think they expected to end up there at all? Fiona Murphy of Books...

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Dictionary of Irish Biography adds 41 new entries

Thursday, 22 September 2022

The Dictionary of Irish Biography (DIB) has published 41 new entries, with a mixture of contemporary figures and ‘missing persons’ – interesting older figures who have come to light thanks to recent scholarship.

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A retirement and a new face at the Dictionary of Irish Biography

Tuesday, 16 August 2022

Having worked with the Dictionary of Irish Biography since 1995, Dr James Quinn has retired as Managing Editor. His successor, Dr Eoin Kinsella, has previously worked with the RIA on a number of projects.

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Dictionary of Irish Biography publishes 36 new entries

Wednesday, 30 March 2022

The DIB has published its latest collection of new entries online, adding thirty-six new lives to its corpus of nearly 11,000. 

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Call for papers: 'Researching and Writing Irish Sporting Lives'

Wednesday, 23 March 2022

A two day workshop and symposium dedicated to researching and uncovering the historical lives of Irish sporting men and women will take place 11–12 November 2022 in Belfast.

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