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About Diarmaid Ferriter

Diarmaid Ferriter is professor of modern Irish history at University College Dublin (UCD). His books include The Transformation of Modern Ireland, 1900-2000 (Profile, 2005); Judging Dev: A Reassessment of the life and legacy of Eamon de Valera (Royal Irish Academy, 2007); and Occasions of Sin: Sex and Society in Modern Ireland (Profile, 2012)

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The state of Ireland

The latest in a series of official inquiries exposes the extent of corruption in Ireland’s political elite during the long years of rule by the country’s Fianna Fáil party. These tribunals portray a world of moral as well as financial bankruptcy whose roots were planted well before the boom years, says the leading historian Diarmaid Ferriter.

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