Researcher appointed to write the second history volume of the Department of Finance



Posted: 24 October, 2019

The Irish Research Council and the Department of Finance announced today the appointment of Dr Ciarán Casey to write the second volume of the history of the Department of Finance.

Following a competitive application process administered by the Irish Research Council, Dr Casey of University College Dublin was selected to chart the work of the Department from 1958 to 1999.

A history of the first 36 years of the Department of Finance’s existence was published in 1978.  This first volume was authored by the late Ronan Fanning, Professor of Modern Irish History at UCD. The book is considered a seminal work on the evolution of a key part of Ireland’s administration as a young State.

It is hoped the second volume by Dr Casey will be published in 2022, to mark the centenary of the Department of Finance and indeed the foundation of the State.

This three-year fellowship is funded by the Department of Finance. Dr Casey will be based in University College Dublin for its duration.

Commenting today, Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe TD, said: “We are delighted to see this project get underway. 2022 will mark 100 years since the Department of Finance was established, and we are very much looking forward to seeing Dr Casey’s work come to life over the next couple of years, shedding new light on the period from the late 1950s to the end of the 20th century.”

Peter Brown, Director of the Irish Research Council, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for Dr Casey to build on the inaugural history of the Department of Finance and bring new understandings of the role and activities of the Department in the second phase of its evolution. We are delighted to partner with the Department on this important project and to help facilitate the generation of new insights and discussions about the development of the Irish State.”

 

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