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Lecture: Ivan Gibbons – Government of Ireland Act

To mark the Centenary anniversary year of ‘The Government of Ireland Act’ 1920, ICC Digital presents this special lecture by Ivan Gibbons. 

IVAN GIBBONS is a lecturer in Modern Irish and British history specialising in the relationship between the British Labour Party and Ireland. He was lecturer and MA and BA Programme Director in Irish Studies at St Mary’s University. He is also currently a member of The Board of Directors here at The Irish Cultural Centre and each year he co-ordinates the ICC’s annual Irish History Lecture Programme. 

Ivan is also a published author of three books, ‘The British Labour Party and the Establishment of the Irish Free State’ (2015)  ‘Drawing the Line: The Irish Border in British Politics’ (2018) and his most recent book,Partition - How and Why Ireland was Divided” published by Haus Publishing in November 2020. 

Peter Hain, former Secretary of State for Northern Ireland describes the book as ‘A must-read to understand why the Irish Border continues to cast such a jagged shadow over the island of Ireland, from party politics to implementing Brexit.’

About the Book: “Partition - How and Why Ireland was Divided” - By Ivan Gibbons.

A hundred years ago, Ireland was partitioned into a unionist north and a nationalist south. What began as an expedient and temporary political device to resolve conflicting tensions inside the United Kingdom was to become a permanent international frontier between two sovereign states, and Britain’s only land border with the European Union. The passion and emotion felt about partition has not dissipated in the intervening century; it is as controversial now as it was then. To mark the centenary, this concise introductory history explains why Ireland was partitioned and how the two states on the island were created.

IVAN GIBBONS is a lecturer in Modern Irish and British history specialising in the relationship between the British Labour Party and Ireland. He was lecturer and MA and BA Programme Director in Irish Studies at St Mary’s University. He is currently a member of The Board of Directors for The Irish Cultural Centre in Hammersmith. Among his publications are The British Labour Party and the Establishment of the Irish Free State (2015) and Drawing the Line: The Irish Border in British Politics (2018).

Ivan’s book costs £12.99 but viewers of ICC Digital will get a 25% discount if you use this link below and discount code IRELAND2020 

https://www.hauspublishing.com/history-and-biography/partition-how-and-why-ireland-was-divided-by-ivan-gibbons/