Twentieth-Century Ireland: Revolution and State Building (New Gill History of Ireland)

Twentieth-Century Ireland: Revolution and State Building (New Gill History of Ireland)

None ‘Twentieth-Century Ireland’ focuses on the consolidation of the new Irish state. Professor Dermot Keogh highlights the long tragedy of emigration, its effect on the Irish psyche and on the under-performance of the Irish economy. He emphasises the lost opportunities for reform of the 1960s and early 70s. Membership of the EU had a diminished impact due to short-term and sectionally motivated political thinking and an antiquated government structure. The despair of the 1950s revisited the country in the 1980s as almost an entire …

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