Defending Ireland by Eunan O'Halpin
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Defending Ireland
By Eunan O'Halpin

Defending Ireland

The Irish State and Its Enemies Since 1922

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Defending Ireland by Eunan O'Halpin

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This fascinating and original book is the first to analyse the evolution of internal security policy and external defence policy in Ireland from independence to the present day. Professor O'Halpin examines the very limited concept of external defence understood by the first generation of Irish leaders, going on to chart the state's repeated struggles with the IRA and with other perceived internal and external threats to stability. He explores the state's defence and security relations with Britain and the United States and, drawing extensively on newly released records, he deals authoritatively with problems of subversion, espionage, counterintelligence and codebreaking during the Second World War. In conclusion, the book analyses significant post-Second World War developments, including anti-communist co-operation with Western powers, the emergence of UN service as a key element of Irish foreign and defence policy, the state's response to the Northern Ireland crisis since 1969, and Ireland's difficulties in addressing the collective security dilemmas facing the European Union in the post-Cold War era. It is essential reading for anyone wishing to understand the development of independent Ireland since 1922.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199242696
ISBN-10: 0199242690
Format: Paperback
(233mm x 155mm x 21mm)
Pages: 398
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 5-Oct-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Spying on Ireland by Eunan O'Halpin Spying on Ireland, Paperback (January 2010)

Irish neutrality during the Second World War presented Britain with significant challenges to its security. Exploring how British agencies identified and addressed these problems, O'Halpin casts fresh light on the significance of both espionage and cooperation between agencies for developing wider relations between the two countries.

Defending Ireland by Eunan O'Halpin Defending Ireland, Hardback (July 1999)

This text draws together the various strands of Irish national security policy and practice in a single chronological study, from independence in 1922. It analyzes the emergence of a complex external security policy combining an absolute commitment to military neutrality and independent defence.

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