Four Courts Press 
New Catalogue
Winter 2006
55/45/$55 hbk

Reflections on law and history

N.M. DAWSON editor

This is the third collection of papers read at meetings of the Irish Legal History Society during 2000-4, along with some other papers on Irish legal history.


D.S. Greer (QUB), Truck in Donegal in the 1890s
James McGuire (UCD), Sir Richard Nagle
James Kelly (DCU, St Patrick's), The making of law in 18th-century Ireland
Frank Callanan (Barrister), T.M. Healy
Hector MacQueen, Legal nationalism
W.N. Osborough (UCD), The quest for the last testament of Christopher Wandesford, lord deputy of Ireland
Felix Larkin, Judge Bodkin and the 1916 Rising: a letter to his son
Gerard O'Brien (UU, Coleraine), Capital punishment in Ireland, 1924-64
D.S. Greer, The Irish court for crown cases reserved
Mark Finnane, Irish criminal justice statistics in the later 19th century
Desmond McCabe, Petty sessions in 19th-century Ireland
Brian Griffin (Bath College), Prevention and detection of crime, 1836-1900
Concluding essay by Ronan Keane.

Other titles in the Irish Legal History Society series include:

A.R. Hart, A history of the king's serjeants at law in Ireland: honour rather than advantage?

Éanna Hickey, Irish law and lawyers in modern folk tradition

Desmond Greer & Norma Dawson (eds), Mysteries and solutions in Irish legal history

Desmond Greer & James W. Nicolson, The Factory Acts in Ireland, 1802-1914

Colum Kenny, King's Inns and the battle of the books, 1972

Mary Kotsonouris, The winding up of the Dáil Courts, 1922-5

Wigs and guns: Irish barristers and the Great War (November 2005)

A Star Chamber court in Ireland: the Court of Castle Chamber, 1571-1641 (June 2005)

Adventures of the law: papers delivered at the British & Irish Legal History Conference 2003 (July 2005)

N.M. Dawson is professor of law, QUB, and a vice-president of the Irish Legal History Society.

288pp Winter 2006