Scholar needed to write the history of the Departmenf of Finance
By Aoileann Ní Bhroin
Posted: 10 January, 2019
The Department of Finance has commissioned the Irish Research Council to source a scholar to write the second volume of the history of the department. The first volume of the Department’s history was authored by the late Ronan Fanning, former 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.
A call has been launched to appoint a new scholar to take up where Professor Fanning left off, charting the work of the department from 1958 to 1999. It is planned to publish the second volume in 2022 to mark the centenary of the Department of Finance and indeed the foundation of the State.