Ronan Fanning

Ronan Fanning is a Member of the Royal Irish Academy, and Professor Emeritus of Modern History at University College Dublin. Among his books are the definitive history of the Irish Department of Finance and a remarkable biography (co-written with Michael Lillis) of Eliza Lynch, wife of the 19th century Paraguayan dictator Francisco Solano Lopez. More recently, he has been one of the chief editors of the Dictionary of Irish Biography.