Here is a selection of my blogs, articles and interviews that can be found elsewhere.

History Today
The Suffragettes Who Became Communists

Making History, BBC Radio 4
When the Bolsheviks Came to Dublin – Helen Castor and I discussed my discovery of four Russian revolutionaries who arrived to Dublin following the Easter Rising.

History Ireland
‘Red Easter’ Platon Mikhailovich Kerzhentsev, the first Soviet historian of Ireland

Pubs and Publications
An Insatiable Appetite for Anecdotes – Using the case of an Irish student disciplined for heavy drinking in 1930s Moscow, I discuss the relevance of quirky archival finds.

History to the Public
The Communist Table Tennis Conspiracy – Surveillance organisations often get things hilariously wrong. This 1930s table tennis conspiracy underlines the importance of context.

Northern Ireland under Soviet Eyes – How the Soviet Union mined the Northern Irish Troubles for propaganda ammunition to use against their Western opponents.

The Early Movement for Gay Rights in Ireland and the Marriage Referendum – The many parallels between the battle for gay rights in Ireland in the 70s and 80s and the 2015 Marriage referendum are explored.

An Interview with Liam Hogan (@LiamHogan) – Irish historian Liam Hogan recounts his quest to debunk the false history of ‘Irish Slavery’ online.

Trinity News
Union of Soviets in Ireland – Throughout the 60s and 70s, a curious Cold War fault line divided the Irish student movement. This article for the Trinity student paper discusses its origins.

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