Book Launch: Informers in 20th Century Ireland by Dr Angela Duffy

6:00pm - 7:30pm / Thursday 6th February 2020 / Venue: Lesley Hearnshaw Lecture Theatre ( Please note, access to the Eleanor Rathbone Building is only from the side facing Abercromby Square.) Eleanor Rathbone Building
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The Institute of Irish Studies is delighted to launch Informers in 20th Century Ireland: The Costs of Betrayal by our Alum Dr Angela Duffy.

About Informers in 20th Century Ireland: The Costs of Betrayal:
Informers have been active during many periods of unrest in Ireland but they had never been an organized phenomenon until the twentieth century. The decision (or refusal) to inform is dangerous—thus the motives of the informers are compelling, as is their ability to deceive themselves.
Drawing on firsthand and newspaper accounts of the Easter Rising and other events, this book provides a history of the gradual development of informing in Ireland. Each informer’s story details their life and secrets and the outcome of their actions. All of them have shared two experiences: the accusation of informing, whether true or false, and betrayal, whether committed or endured.

Angela Duffy holds a PhD from the Institute of Irish Studies, University of Liverpool.