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Radical Politics in Modern Ireland: The Irish Socialist Republican Party 1896-1904 Hardcover

ISBN-13: 978-0716533566 ISBN-10: 0716533561 Edition: 1St Edition

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Editorial Reviews


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.
--History Ireland

Radical Politics in Modern Ireland provides a long-needed full-length treatment of an important experiment in Irish revolutionary history.
--Irish Democrat

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

More About the Author

Currently based in Dublin/Cairo (, award winning journalist and author David Lynch (34) has worked in regional, national and international press. His work has appeared in numerous publications including Magill, Village, The Blizzard Magazine, The Leinster Leader, The Sunday Business Post and Daily Ireland. He has also reported from the Middle East for RTE Radio's 'Today with Pat Kenny' and 'Morning Ireland'.

He has reported from the occupied Palestinian territories and in the wider Middle East. His second book, a work of literary reportage, "A Divided Paradise: An Irishman in the Holy Land" was awarded a coveted Starred Review in Publishers Weekly and described by 'The Irish Times' as capturing "the tension and beauty of a partitioned paradise. Lynch is studiously fair in mapping out the tragedy of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict".

His first book was a much praised account of the early political life of Irish socialist and republican martyr James Connolly.

In 2007 Lynch, won the Irish award in the 'For Diversity. Against Discrimination' EU competition for his series of articles dealing with discrimination suffered by the Irish Traveller community entitled- 'The Persistence of Prejudice'.

He has covered everything from sport, politics, the arts, courts and is a former member of the press gallery in Dáil Éireann. Currently based in Cairo, Lynch is working on both fiction and non-fiction projects.

He is a season ticket holder at Bohemian Football Club, has run the Dublin City Marathon and completed the Camino de Santiago. See-

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