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Ronan Fanning

Ronan Fanning is a Member of the Royal Irish Academy, and Professor Emeritus of Modern History at University College Dublin. Among his books are the definitive history of the Irish Department of Finance and a remarkable biography (co-written with Michael Lillis) of Eliza Lynch, lover of the nineteenth-century Paraguayan dictator Francisco Solano López. More recently, he has been one of the chief editors of the Dictionary of Irish Biography. His powerful new history of Ireland, covering the decade of the Great War and the Easter Rising was pubished by Faber in 2013.

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