The Irish Bibliography of Press History (IBPH)

The IBPH is a searchable, open access resource. It is an initiative of the Newspaper and Periodical History Forum of Ireland (NPHFI) and its scope is to provide a bibliography of secondary literature on the history of print media in Ireland, or by scholars based in, or closely associated with, Ireland on the history of print media generally. It is primarily focussed on published scholarly, academic work. It does not cover broadcast media.

The IBPH does not contain entries in biographical dictionaries, but the Dictionary of Irish Biography  and Oxford Dictionary of National Biography  are both available online and fully searchable.

If you are aware of any forthcoming publications that should be included or previously published work that has been accidentally omitted we would be most grateful for your suggestions. A Style Guide and FAQs sheet, and a suggestions sheet can also be downloaded. Please email your suggestions to the editor, Dr James O’Donnell, at

A brief guide to browsing and searching the IBPH can be downloaded here.