Dr Caoimhe Nic Dháibhéid

BA (University College Cork), MA, PhD (Queen's University Belfast)

Tel: +44 (0) 28 9097 3437
Email:  c.nicdhaibheid@qub.ac.uk

Caoimhe is a graduate of University College Cork, where she completed an honours degree in History and French.  Following this, she undertook an MA in Irish Politics at Queen's University Belfast.  She completed her PhD at the School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy at Queen's University Belfast in the summer of 2009, immediately before joining the Institute of Irish Studies.

Caoimhe's thesis was a study of the republican careeer of Seán McBride, IRA Chief-of-Staff and Nobel Laureate.  More broadly, her research interests include the Irish Revolution and republicanism in the Irish Free State.

From 1 October 2010, Caoimhe will hold the Rutherford Fellowship at Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge.  Over the course of this three-year position, she will commence a new project exploring public attitudes towards the Royal Irish Constabulary in the half-century preceding independence'.

Forthcoming Publications

  • "'This is a case in which Irish national considerations must be taken into account": the breakdown of the MacBride-Gonne marriage, 1904-08', Irish Historical Studies, no. 144 (November 2010)
  • Co-editor, Parnell to Paisley: constitutional and revolutionary politics in modern Ireland (Irish Academic Press, 2010)
  • 'Throttling the IRA: Fianna Fáil and the subversive threat, 1939-1945' in Parnell to Paisley: constitutional and revolutionary politics in modern Ireland (Irish Academic Prress, 2010).
  • 'Man of war: Seán MacBride and Irish republicanism, 1904-1946' (Manchester University Press, forthcoming 2011).