Global Irish Research Network (GIRN) Seminar - Elaine Byrne

When:17 Sep 2014, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Venue:Room 310, Morven Brown Building, Kensington Campus, UNSW Sydney
Who:Elaine Byrne, Journalist and Adjunct Lecturer with UNSW

You are invited to the next meeting of the Global Irish Research Network, a seminar presentation by Dr Elaine Byrne

'IRA activity in Australia 1968-1974'


Research on the Irish Republican Army (IRA) abroad has tended to focus on acts of terrorism, fundraising and the import of arms from American, United Kingdom and Latin America. But what of Australia? Research of the ASIO files on the IRA point to the following:

(1) The factors which mitigate against successful IRA organisation and support in Australia;

(2) Why the IRA sought to organise in Australia;

(3) Examples of specific instances of IRA activity in Australia, such as fundraising and the importation of arms to Belfast and

(4) A profile of the IRA activists.

This research is conducted with Dr Gearóid Ó Faoleán (University of Limerick) who will examine Australia in the context of IRA activity abroad and the impact of IRA activity in Australia on the formation of splinter terrorism groups in Ireland.


Dr Elaine Byrne is an associate researcher with the Global Irish Studies Centre at UNSW. She is the Irish expert to the EU on corruption and the author of Political Corruption in Ireland 1922-2010: A Crooked Harp (Manchester University Press, 2012)

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