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Portrait of British delegate Lord Birkenhead by Sir John Lavery - by courtesy of Felix Rosenstiel’s Widow & Son Ltd., London on behalf of the Estate of Sir John Lavery.


The following bibliography represents a selection of recommended sources for researching the period of the Treaty negotiations and their aftermath:


  • Coogan, Tim Pat, Michael Collins (London, 1990).


  • Coogan, Tim Pat, De Valera: Long Fellow, Long Shadow (London, 1993).



  • Department of Foreign Affairs, National Archives, Royal Irish Academy, Documents on Irish Foreign Policy, Volume I, 1919–1922 (Dublin, 1998).


  • Dwyer Ryle T, Big Fellow, Long Fellow: a joint biography of Collins and De Valera (Dublin, 1999).


  • Foster, Roy, Modern Ireland: 1600–1972 (London and New York, 1988).


  • Lee, Joe, Ireland, 1912–1985: Politics and Society (Cambridge University Press, 1989).


  • Macardle, Dorothy, The Irish Republic (Dublin, 1999).


  • Pakenham, Frank (Lord Longford), Peace by Ordeal (London, 1992).