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Shaun McDaid

Biographical Details

I hail originally from County Donegal. I was educated at Milford Community School, and University College Dublin. At UCD, I was conferred with a BA (Hons.) in pure History and a Master of Arts in the History of International Relations.

Current Research & Supervision

I am currently researching a PhD on the 'Northern Ireland Executive and Assembly, 1973-74'.


Sabine Wichert and Dr Fearghal McGarry.

Research Interests

My research interests include twentieth century British and Irish history, international relations in the twentieth century, the life of Benito Mussolini, and the collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe.


General editor of the History Review XIV (2003). The History Review is the academic journal of the UCD History Society. 

‘The St Vincent Riots and The Abyssinian Crisis’ in History Matters: Selected Papers from the UCD Postgraduate History Conferences, 2001-2003. (UCD, 2004).


While researching my MA, I worked as a history tutor in the School of History, UCD.

Contact Details

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Useful Links

Northern Ireland Archives

British National Archives

Irish National Archives