John A. Murphy


John A. Murphy

John A. Murphy is an Irish historian and a former senator. He is currently Emeritus Professor of history at University College Cork (UCC).

Murphy was born in Macroom, County Cork, and in 1945 he won a County Council scholarship to study history at UCC. He graduated in 1948 with a first-class honours degree and first place in both History and Latin, then took an MA in Cork before taking up a teaching post at the diocesan seminary at Farranferris in Cork city.

In 1960 he became an assistant lecturer at UCC, and was appointed Professor of Irish History in 1971, holding that chair until his early retirement in 1990. His 1975 book "Ireland in the twentieth century" was one of the first surveys of contemporary Irish history.

From 1977 to 1982, and from 1987 to 1992, Murphy was represented the National University of Ireland constituency as an independent member of Seanad Éireann. As a senator, he was noted for his advocacy of political and cultural pluralism. He was regarded as being politically close to The Workers PartyFact|date=June 2008.

He was named "Cork person of the year, 2005".

Works

*cite book |last=Murphy |first=John A. |authorlink= |title=Ireland in the twentieth century |format= |accessdate= |accessyear= |accessmonth= |edition= |series= |date= |year=1975 |publisher=Gill and Macmillan |location=Dublin |language= |isbn=0717105687 |oclc= |doi= |id= |pages=
*J. P. O'Carroll and John A. Murphy (eds), "title=De Valera and his times", Cork University Press, 1983. ISBN 0717105687
*cite book |last=Murphy |first=John A. |authorlink= |title=The College : a history of Queen's/University College Cork, 1845-1995 |origdate= |origyear= |origmonth= |url= |format= |accessdate= |accessyear= |accessmonth= |edition= |series= |date= |year=1995 |month= |publisher=Cork University Press |location=Cork |language= |isbn=1859180566 |oclc= |doi= |id= |pages= |chapter= |chapterurl= |quote=
*cite book |last=Murphy |first=John A. |authorlink= |title=Cuimhne dhá laoch : MacCurtain and MacSwiney |origdate= |origyear= |origmonth= |url= |format= |accessdate= |accessyear= |accessmonth= |edition= |series= |date= |year=1995 |month= |publisher=Cork Public Museum, 1995 |location=Cork |language= |isbn=189816812X |oclc= |doi= |id=

References

*cite web |url=http://www.ucc.ie/en/mandc/news/newsarchive/2006PressReleases/Headline,12152,en.html |title=John A. Murphy is Cork Person of Year |date=30 January 2006 |publisher=University College Cork |accessdate=2008-02-03
*cite web |url=http://www.ucc.ie/en/mandc/news/newsarchive/2006PressReleases/Headline,12152,en.html |author=Seán Ó Coileáin |title=Introductory Address delivered on the occasion of the conferring of the Degree of Doctor of Literature honoris causa on Professor John A. Murphy |date=11 May 2001 |publisher=University College Cork |accessdate=2008-02-03
*cite web |url=http://www.oireachtas.ie/members-hist/default.asp?housetype=1&HouseNum=19&MemberID=1546&ConstID=203 |title=Mr. John A. Murphy |work=Oireachtas Members Database |accessdate=2008-02-03


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