(1923–1983), historian. Born in Derry and educated at TCD. He taught at the University of Kent before becoming Provost of TCD in 1974. His authoritative survey Ireland Since the Famine (1971) was preceded by books on the Irish Parliamentary Party (1951) and the fall of Parnell (1960), as well as biographies of John Dillon (1968) and Parnell (1977). Culture and Anarchy in Ireland 1890–1939 (1979) is an essay on divergent traditions.
From The Concise Oxford Companion to Irish Literature in Oxford Reference.