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Dr Tomas Finn
Dr Tomás Finn lectures in modern Irish history at NUI, Galway. Dr Finn’s monograph ‘Tuairim, intellectual debate and policy formulation: Rethinking Ireland, 1954-75’ was published by Manchester University Press in 2012. This book examines intellectual debates in Ireland in the 1950s and 1960s. It considers the intellectual society, known as Tuairim (meaning opinion in Irish), and its influence on intellectual debate and policy formulation in relation to Northern Ireland, the economy, politics, education, childcare and censorship. Dr Finn holds a Ph.D. from NUI, Galway and a BA and an MA from University College Dublin.
|(2012)|| Tuairim, intellectual debate and policy formulation: Rethinking Ireland, 1954-75.
Tomás Finn (2012) Tuairim, intellectual debate and policy formulation: Rethinking Ireland, 1954-75. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]
|(2017)|| '‘‘Towards a Better Ireland’: Donal Barrington and the Irish Constitution’'
Tom Hickey (ed.) (2017) '‘‘Towards a Better Ireland’: Donal Barrington and the Irish Constitution’' In: Judges, Politics and the Irish Constitution. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]
|(2006)|| 'Priests, politics and poetry: Tuairim in Limerick, 1954-197'
Tomás Finn (2006) 'Priests, politics and poetry: Tuairim in Limerick, 1954-197' History Studies, . [Details]
Finn has taught a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, covering aspects of Irish, British and European history.
Ireland in the 1950’s: A lost decade?
The making and breaking of Britain in the Twentieth century
The practice of history: Historical reputations – Seán Lemass
Ireland since the Famine
Writing the history of War & Society: Ireland and Europe in the Age of the French Revolution
Writing the history of War & Society: Ireland and Europe in the Age of the Great War
Social History of Ireland, 1850-1922
Home Rule or Rome Rule?: Ireland, 1886-1918
Twentieth-century Northern Ireland
Sources in Irish History
North & South: A divided Ireland, 1945-1959
Mid Century Crisis: “Economic Development” as a new departure
Tuairim, cultural conservatism & a divided island, 1954-1975
The weird things our Ancestors did: Ireland from the first human settlement to the Celtic Tiger, Youth Academy
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Dr Sarah Anne Buckley and Dr Kevin O'Sullivan - co-organisers of conference 'A peculiar society'?: Ireland, 1970s-1990s held on 24-25 April 2015 (https://ireland1970s1990s.wordpress.com)