Eunan O’Halpin is Bank of Ireland Professor of Contemporary Irish History, and Director of the Trinity Centre for Contemporary Irish History. He was previously Professor of Government at Dublin City University (1998-2000). Educated at UCD and Cambridge, where he researched the history of the interwar British Treasury, he has written widely on aspects of 20th century Irish and British history and politics, his most recent monograph being Spying on Ireland: British Intelligence and Irish Neutrality during the Second World War (Oxford, 2008). His current research interests include Afghanistan and the belligerents during the Second World War, and fatalities during the Irish revolution, 1916-1921.