Martin’s research examines the dynamics of political activism in modern Ireland, the relationship with British rule, key developments in the revolutionary decade, and the memory of Irish Party leaders in politics and culture. His first book, The Legacy of the Irish Parliamentary Party in Independent Ireland, 1922-1949, will be published by Liverpool University Press later this year. Martin has also published on a range of themes in modern Irish history including the Irish senate, the Anglo-Irish treaty, the 1918 general election and the Easter Rising.
Martin has extensive experience of public history and community engagement through his work with history and heritage groups during the Decade of Centenaries in Ireland and his media work with RTÉ, TheJournal.ie and Northern Visions television. He was the academic director of the Parnell Summer School in 2018 and 2019 and remains a member of the committee of the Parnell Society. He also sits on the committee of the Irish Association of Professional Historians and manages the association’s social media accounts.
PhD, History6 Dec 2016 - 6 Dec 2016