Catriona Crowe is a Senior Archivist at the National Archives of Ireland and a regular contributor to the Dublin Review. She is a former president of the Women's History Association of Ireland.
Diarmaid Ferriter is a Senior Lecturer in modern Irish history at Saint Patrick's College, Dublin City University. His books include A Nation of Extremes: The Pioneers in Twentieth-Century Ireland (1999), Lovers of Liberty? Local Government in Twentieth-Century Ireland (2001), The Transformation of Ireland, 1900–2000 (2004), and Judging Dev (2007).He presents the weekly RTÉ Radio One history show, "What If?"
Richard B. Finnegan is Professor and Chair of Political Science and Director of the International and Irish Studies Programs at Stone-hill College, and was the Irish-American Cultural Institute Visiting Research Scholar at the National University of Ireland, Galway, in 2003. He is the author or co-author of six books on the political and economic development of modern Ireland, including Ireland: The Challenge of Conflict and Change (1983) and Irish Government Publications: A Comprehensive Guide, 1922–2002 (2008).
Brian Girvin is Professor of Comparative Politics at the University of Glasgow. His main research interests are Ireland in the twentieth century, nationalism in a comparative context, and the political consequences [End Page 237] of social change. His publications include The Right in the Twentieth Century (1994), Union to Union: Nationalism, Democracy and Religion in Ireland (2002), The Emergency (2006), and Continuity, Change and Crisis in Ireland since the 1960s (2008), co-edited with Gary Murphy.
William Murphy is a lecturer in Irish Studies at Mater Dei Institute of Education, Dublin City University. He has published on political imprisonment in Ireland and is working on a biography of Desmond and Mabel FitzGerald.
Emilie Pine lectures in Modern Drama at University College Dublin and is currently writing a book on the politics of Irish cultural memory.
Oliver P. Rafferty, S.J., has taught at colleges and universities in England, Ireland, and the United States. For the spring semester 2008 he is a visiting professor in European history at Sogang University, Seoul. By September he will return to the more conventional ambiance of Heythrop College, in the University of London. His most recent book is The Catholic Church and the Protestant State: Nineteenth-Century Irish Realities (2008).
Paul Rouse is a lecturer in the School of History and Archives at University College Dublin and is a director of InQuest, Ireland's independent research group. He is a former Irish Journalist of the Year winner (2003) with the Prime Time program on RTÉ television. His main ambition in life is to see Offaly win the All-Ireland hurling and football championship (in no particular order).
Colm Tóibín is an award-winning fiction writer. He is a former editor of Magill magazine and the author of a number of nonfiction works. His novel, The Master, won the Los Angeles Times Fiction Prize in 2004. His most recent publication is a collection of short stories, Mothers and Sons (2006).
Timothy J. White is a Professor in the Department of Political Science and Sociology at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. He [End Page 238] currently directs Xavier's Summer Study Abroad Program in Ireland and serves as the Social Science Representative of the American Conference for Irish Studies. He has published widely on Irish politics and political culture. His most recent publications include "Modeling the Origins and Evolution of Postcolonial Politics: The Case of Ireland," Postcolonial Text 3 (2007): 1–13. [End Page 239]