This illuminating and insightful book is dominated by characters that were imbued with vigour, intellect and a commitment to an improvement in the lives of working class people.
--Dr Diarmaid Ferriter, Professor of Modern Irish History UCD
David Lynch has made a significant contribution to the study of Irish working-class political history with this book...a lucid and engaging study.
Radical Politics in Modern Ireland provides a long-needed full-length treatment of an important experiment in Irish revolutionary history.
This book is a fine selection for all Irish studies collections. Summing Up: Recommended. -- Choice Magazine (American Library Association)
Lynch is to be commended for making a significant scholarly contribution on the topic of Ireland's socialist history.
--Political Studies Review
From the Back Cover
This illuminating and insightful book is dominated by characters that were imbued with vigour, intellect and a commitment to an improvement in the lives of working class people. This is not a partisan account, but a balanced probing of the rise and fall of the ISRP, and the result has filled a major gap in our knowledge and understanding of Irish labour history in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. David Lynch has told their story lucidly, originally and fairly, and in the process rectified an unjustifiable neglect of some of the pioneers of modern socialism.
--Dr Diarmaid Ferriter Professor of Modern Irish History at UCD