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Academic Biography

Charlie McGuire's main research interest is in Irish labour history. His PhD, which was awarded by the National University of Ireland Galway, was a study of the career of Irish socialist and labour movement activist Roddy Connolly. This formed the basis of the book Roddy Connolly and the Struggle for Socialism in Ireland, published by Cork University Press in 2008. His second monograph Sean McLoughlin: Ireland's Forgotten Revolutionary was published by Merlin Press in 2011 and focused on the life of a little-known but significant figure of the Irish Revolution.

Summary of Research Interests

Charlie McGuire continues to research in Irish labour history, and is also interested in oral histories of working lives. He has a long-standing interest in the history of trade unionism in the British building industry and has been involved in oral history projects of building workers and activists within the various building unions.

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Marxism Earth & Environmental Sciences
imperialism Earth & Environmental Sciences
Revolution Arts & Humanities
Friedrich Engels Arts & Humanities
Socialist Arts & Humanities
Karl Marx Arts & Humanities
Irish War of Independence Arts & Humanities
British Imperialism Arts & Humanities

Research Output 2005 2018

'They'll never understand why I'm here' British Marxism and the Irish Revolution, 1916-1923

McGuire, C., 25 Jan 2018, In : Contemporary British History. 32, 2, p. 147-168 22 p.

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Friedrich Engels
British Imperialism

‘Going for the Jugular’: The Steelworkers’ Banner and the 1980 national steelworkers’ strike in Britain

McGuire, C., 30 Sep 2017, In : Historical Studies in Industrial Relations. 38, p. 97-128

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Defenders of the State: The Irish Labour Party, Coalitionism and Revisionism

McGuire, C., 2015, In : Irish Studies Review. p. -

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Open Access

Battles on the Barbican: the Struggle for Trade Unionism in the British Building Industry, 1965-7

Mcguire, C., Wall, C. & Clarke, L., 1 Apr 2013, In : History Workshop Journal. 75, 1, p. 33-57

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