of War and Revolution (Cork: Gill and Macmillan, 1998), 109; Jason Myers, The Great War and Memory in IrishCulture, 1918–2010 (California: Academica Press, 2013), 10.
John Coakley, ‘The election that made the First Dáil’, in Brian Farrell (ed.), The Creation of the Dáil (Dublin: Blackwater Press, 1994), 164.
NA, PIN 15/2487, Statement of Daniel Mulcahy, 27 May 1937.
Dáil Éireann, vol. 61, 30 April 1936, ‘Vote 61 – unemployment insurance and unemployment assistance.’
Myers, The Great War and Memory in IrishCulture , 32–3; PRONI, D989/B/3
colonial state was not always coercive, see A. Jackson, ‘The Survival of the
Union’, in J. Cleary and C. Connolly (eds), The Cambridge Companion to Modern IrishCulture (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005), pp. 25–41.
C. Coleborne and D. MacKinnon, ‘Madness’ in Australia: Histories, Heritage and the
Asylum (Queensland: University of Queensland Press, 2003); C. Coleborne, ‘Passage
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Exploring the introduction of the smoking ban in Ireland
the smoking ban also contributed to this ‘othering’ process. For example, they often lamented the impact
that it would have on ‘Irishculture’ and on the ‘traditional social life in
Ireland’. This ‘perceived destruction of Irish social and cultural values’ is
also identified by Fahy’s (2009: 55) analysis of opinion articles. These discourses also contributed to reinforcing the idea of the smoking ban as
progress and moving the country forward. As a letter highlighted, ‘I’ve no
Constructing health problems
doubt that future generations will view public smoking
67 MBG, 11 August 1890.
68 MBG, 12 May 1891.
69 The national system of education began in 1831, but it was principally
towards the end of the century through the compulsion of the 1880 School
Attendance Act that Ireland achieved high levels of literacy. D. H. Akenson,
The Irish Education Experiment: The National System of Education in the
Nineteenth Century (London: Routledge, 1970), p. 9.
70 G. Ó Tuathaigh, ‘Language, ideology and national identity’, in J. Cleary
and C. Connolly (eds), The Cambridge Companion to Modern IrishCulture
), lxxvi, 781.
67 Dogs Regulation (Ireland) Act 1865. Accounts of Receipts and Expenditure Under the Dogs Regulation (Ireland) Act 1865, For the Year Ending 31 st December 1871. HC 1872 (347), xlvii, 769; Dogs Regulation (Ireland) …1896 .
68 See, for example, R. Bayles, ‘Understanding local science: the Belfast Natural History Society in the mid-nineteenth century’, Science and IrishCulture , 1 (2004), 139–69 .
69 Dogs Regulation (Ireland) …1871 ; Dogs Regulation (Ireland) Act 1865. Accounts of Receipts and Expenditure Under the Dogs Regulation