Arthur Clery (1879-1932) was a journalist, university professor, and politician. Born in Dublin to a nationalist family, he was friends with James Joyce at university. He would become a frequent contributor to D.P Moran’s The Leader, and advanced early arguments in favour of the two-nation theory, positing that Northern Protestants resembled a distinct national community. Although this originally lead Clery to propose partition, he later became a republican, opposing the Anglo-Irish Treaty and refusing to take his seat in Dáil Éireann upon election in 1927.


The Outlanders of Ulster (1905)