DIFP IX to cover overseas adoption of Irish children25 May 2014
Michael’s book on the Irish Defence Forces role in the United Nations ONUC mission in Congo in the early 1960s was published in the middle of May. Ireland, the United Nations and the Congo (Four Courts Press) casts new light on a very troubled episode in the history of UN peacekeeping. It will be launched in June by former Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces Lieutenant General Seán McCann. Further details of the book can be found here
On 23 May the United States embassy in Dublin marked fifty years in its iconic building in Ballsbridge. Michael was interviewed by the Embassy’s public relations team for a short You Tube video on the history of the Embassy building which can be viewsed below.
Finally in this busy month there was the publication of Frank Aiken: Nationalist and Internationalist (edited by Bryce Evans and Stephen Kelly, published by Irish Academic Press). Michael has a chapter on Aiken and the Congo Crisis and Kate has a chapter focussing on Aiken’s policy towards Tibet at the United Nations. For more details click here.
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