Eunan O'Halpin is Bank of Ireland Professor of Contemporary Irish History at Trinity College Dublin. He received his BA and MA from University College Dublin and received a PhD from the University of Cambridge.
O'Halpin specialises in 20th Century Irish and British history and politics. He is a Member of the Royal Irish Academy. Since 2002 he has been a member of the National Archives Advisory Council he is also a member of the Royal Irish Academy National Committee for History, the Royal Irish Academy National Committee for the Study of International Relations and of the Katherine Kavanagh Trust. He is a grandnephew of Kevin Barry.