The Editors

Catriona Crowe MRIA is Head of Special Projects at the National Archives of Ireland

Ronan Fanning MRIA is Professor of Modern History at University College Dublin. He is an editor of the Documents on Irish Foreign Policy series and a founder-member of the Royal Irish Academy's National Committee for the Study of International Affairs. He was joint-editor of Irish Historical Studies from 1976 to 1987. He is the author of The Irish Department of Finance and Independent Ireland and co-editor of Documents on Irish Foreign Policy: Volume I, 1919-22, Documents on Irish Foreign Policy: Volume II, 1923 – 1926 and Documents on Irish Foreign Policy: Volume III, 1926 – 1932. He has published scholarly articles in journals throughout Europe and North America and is a regular political columnist for the Irish Sunday Independent.

Michael Kennedy has since 1997 been the Executive Editor of the Royal Irish Academy's Documents on Irish Foreign Policy series.

From 1993 to 1997 Michael lectured in Modern and Irish History at Queen's University Belfast. He received a PhD from University College Dublin in 1993.

Dr Kennedy is the author of Guarding Neutral Ireland: The Coast Watching Service and Military Intelligence, 1939-1945 (Dublin, 2008), Division and Consensus: the politics of cross-border relations in Ireland 1921-69 (Dublin, 2000) and Ireland and the League of Nations, 1919-46 (Dublin, 1996).

He has co-authored Reconstructing Ireland’s Past: A History of the Irish Manuscripts Commission (with Deirdre McMahon) (Dublin, 2009), Ireland and the Council of Europe: From isolation towards integration (with Eunan O'Halpin) (Strasbourg, 2000) and is joint editor of The Irish Defence Forces: 1940-49 (with Comdt Victor Laing) (Dublin, 2011), Obligations and Responsibilities: Ireland and the United Nations, 1955-2005 (co-edited with Deirdre McMahon) (Dublin, 2005), Ireland, Europe and the Marshall Plan (with Till Geiger) (Dublin, 2004) and Irish Foreign Policy 1919-66: from independence to internationalism (Dublin, 2000) (with J.M. Skelly).

He has also published numerous articles on Irish diplomatic and political history, most recently an analysis of Andrija Artukovic and Croatian contacts with Ireland after 1945 which appears in Irish Studies in International Affairs. Michael also regularly appears on radio and television discussing aspects of modern Irish history – not always in the domain of foreign policy and international relations.

Michael's most recent publication is Ireland, the United Nations and the Congo, and account, written with veteran peacekeeper Comdt Art Magennis, of the Irish Defence Forces role in the ONUC peacekeeping mission.

Michael has been a member of the Irish Manuscripts Commission since 2006 and served on the Royal Irish Academy’s Committee for International Affairs from 2005 to 2014. He is a Research Associate of the Centre for Contemporary Irish History, TCD and a Bureau Member of the International Committee of Editors of Diplomatic Documents.

He can be contacted at m.kennedy@ria.ie.

Dermot Keogh MRIA is Professor of History at University College Cork and an editor of the Documents on Irish Foreign Policy series. He has been a Fulbright Professor in California, Fellow of the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington and Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration at University College Cork. He is the co-editor of Documents on Irish Foreign Policy: Volume I, 1919-22, Documents on Irish Foreign Policy: Volume II, 1923 – 1926 and Documents on Irish Foreign Policy: Volume III, 1926 – 1932. He is the author of numerous books on Irish diplomatic and political history, including Ireland and Europe, 1919-1989, Ireland and the Vatican: The Politics and Diplomacy of Church and State, 1922-1960, Twentieth-Century Ireland: Nation and State and Jews in Twentieth-Century Ireland: Refugees, Anti-Semitism and the Holocaust.

Eunan O'Halpin MRIA is the Professor of Contemporary Irish History at Trinity College, Dublin. He is also an editor of the Documents on Irish Foreign Policy series. His most recent publications are: Head of the Civil Service: A Study of Sir Warren Fisher, Defending Ireland: The Irish State and its Enemies since 1922 and MI5 and Ireland, 1939 – 1935. He is a co-editor of Documents on Irish Foreign Policy: Volume I, 1919-22, Documents on Irish Foreign Policy: Volume II, 1923 – 1926 and Documents on Irish Foreign Policy: Volume III, 1926 – 1932. He is currently co-editing a study of Anglo-American security co-operation between 1914 and 1949.

Dr Kate O'Malley is a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin where she received both her BA and PhD. She is an Editor of the Documents on Irish Foreign Policy series. She has also taught at University College, Dublin and at Queen’s University, Belfast. She is Secretary of the Royal Irish Academy’s International Affairs Committee and a Research Associate of the Centre for Contemporary Irish History, TCD.. She has written extensively on Indo-Irish relations and her first book Ireland, India and empire: Indo-Irish radical connections, 1919-64, was published by Manchester University Press in April 2008.

Some recent publications include:

'Frank Aiken and Tibet' in Bryce Evans and Stephen Kelly (eds), Frank Aiken: Nationalist and Internationalist (Dublin, 2014)

'"Nobody's Baby". Forgotten Irish nationals in post-colonial India' in Máirtín Ó Catháin and Mícheál Ó hAodha (eds), Irish Migrants in New Communities: Seeking the Fair Land? (Lexington, 2014)

'Metropolitan Resistance: Indo-Irish connections in the inter-war period' in Rehana Ahmed and Sumita Mukherjee (eds), South Asian Resistances in Britain 1858-1947: Interactions and Modes of Resistance (London, 2012).

Her research interests are Irish diplomatic and political history, twentieth century Indian history, British imperial and Commonwealth history, British decolonisation, intelligence history and transnational history.

Kate is an avid consumer and disseminator of online historical sources and gives workshops based on the DIFP online project. DIFP uses Twitter to promote the project and to breathe new life into old documents... have a look at our tweets! @DIFP_RIA.

Contact Kate if you are interested in hosting a DIFP workshop at k.omalley@ria.ie

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