Academic Publications

Please find links to my academic research and publications below.

The EU, Irish Defence Forces, and Contemporary Security.

“The EU, Irish Defence Forces, and Contemporary Security”, Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming 2022.
Jonathan Carroll, Mark Williams & Matthew O’Neill. (Editors)

Jonathan Carroll, Mark Williams, and Matthew O’Neill are co-editors of this new edited volume on the Irish Defence Forces entitled “The EU, Irish Defence Forces, and Contemporary Security.” It shall be published by Palgrave Macmillan in early 2023, and is now available online via the links below.

Mark Williams, and Matthew O’Neill are Research Fellow for The Azure Forum for Contemporary Security Strategy, and Jonathan Carroll is a PhD Candidate in Military History with the Department of History at Texas A&M University.

I am very pleased to have contributed a chapter where I shall explore Irish civil-military industrial relations, and wider European Union military trade unionism.

It can be purchase via this link: The EU, Irish Defence Forces, and Contemporary Security.

Defence Forces Review 2022:

DF Review 2022:
Change or continuity? Ireland’s Defence Forces in an era of unprecedented conflict and challenge.

Paper Title:

From aspiration to action.
Exploring new horizons for the Defence Forces Senior Enlisted Leaders.

Download link shall be available here upon publication in December 2022.

Defence Forces Review 2021:

Defence Forces Review 2021:
Making Ireland a Better Place to Live: Defence Forces Contribution to National Resilience.

Paper Title:

Ireland, the sea and its people: Building coastal resilience.

University College Cork, Masters of Commerce in Government and Public Policy, Research Thesis, 2019.

Thesis Title:

Citizens in uniform: an examination of Irish military representation in comparison with European military trade unionism, and the ideals of the European social charter.

Cork Institute of Technology, Bachelor of Arts in Leadership, Management, and Naval Studies, Research Thesis, 2017.

Thesis Title:

Commissioning from the Ranks: Would the Marine Engineering Sub-Branch of the Irish Naval Service benefit from a regular process?

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