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Modernisation via Europeanisation
Brigid Laffan

2444Ch10 3/12/02 10 2:04 pm Page 248 Brigid Laffan Ireland: modernisation via Europeanisation Introduction: EU membership as part of the National Project Membership of the European Union since 1973 represented for Ireland the achievement of a roof or a shelter for its national project of modernisation. Following a re-assessment of Ireland’s economic policy in 1958, when a decision was taken to pursue external-led economic growth financed by multinational investment, membership of the large European market with its CAP became highly desirable. Economic

in Fifteen into one?
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‘Vulnerable fathers’, invisible fatherhood
Michael Rush

5 Ireland: ‘vulnerable fathers’, invisible fatherhood Introduction This chapter investigates the extent of American or Swedish influences on the social politics of fatherhood in the Republic of Ireland. The chapter begins by reviewing the introduction of the Liable Relative Provision (LRP) under Part III of the Social Welfare Act (1989) as a way of recovering ‘some or all of the social welfare issued to the One Parent Family Payment recipient concerned’ (Department of Social, Community and Family Affairs, 2000:106). The chapter locates the Irish variant of the

in Between two worlds of father politics
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Political, economic, and media systems
Michael Breen
Michael Courtney
Iain Mcmenamin
Eoin O’Malley
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Kevin Rafter

2 Ireland: political, economic, and media systems This study commences with the 1969 general election, which saw a generational change in Irish politics. Three years earlier, in late 1966, Seán Lemass resigned as Taoiseach and leader of Fianna Fáil. Lemass had been one of the revolutionary generation, who became prominent in the War of Independence (1918–22) and a founding member of Fianna Fáil in 1926. His successor, Jack Lynch, was a popular sporting figure and an experienced but cautious minister. The main opposition party, Fine Gael, also saw a leadership

in Resilient reporting
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Catherine Moury
Stella Ladi
Daniel Cardoso
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Angie Gago

Introduction Ireland was the second country to ask for a bailout. This is an interesting case study, insofar as the country is different from the Southern European bailed out countries in a number of significant respects, particularly with regard to the distinct causes of the national crisis, the broader socio-political context and the extent of its subsequent recovery. A first important difference is that of the growth model: whereas Southern European countries were aligned to a demand-led growth model, Ireland had been

in Capitalising on constraint
Iarfhlaith Watson

4147 Inglis–Are the Irish different_BB_Layout 1 29/07/2014 09:27 Page 177 17 Irish language, Irish nation Iarfhlaith Watson Nearly half the country speaks Irish. Erroneous as this statement may appear, results from the 2011 Census indicate that 42 per cent of the population of the Republic of Ireland can speak Irish.1 The figure has been this high since the 1990s and had doubled since the 1970s.2 Most people in Ireland would suspect the accuracy of this figure and would believe that few people can speak Irish. Why then do so many people claim to be able to

in Are the Irish different?
Diaspora for development?
Mark Boyle
Rob Kitchin
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Delphine Ancien

3995 Migrations.qxd:text 5/8/13 11:39 Page 80 4 Ireland’s diaspora strategy: diaspora for development? Mark Boyle, Rob Kitchin and Delphine Ancien Introduction In 2011, when the population of the Irish Republic stood at 4.58 million, over 70 million people worldwide claimed Irish descent, and 3.2 million Irish passport holders, including 800,000 Irish-born citizens, lived overseas (Ancien et al., 2009). Despite being varied and complex, it is often assumed that a strong relationship has prevailed between the Irish diaspora and Ireland, with the diaspora

in Migrations
Bryan Fanning

8 Hidden Irelands, silent Irelands Douglas Hyde’s inaugural speech as President of the newly organised National Literacy Society in 1892 was entitled ‘The Necessity for De-Anglicising Ireland’. Hyde’s call for an Irish-Ireland cultural nationalism became to some extent institutionalised in the new state after independence. As put by Tom Garvin: ‘From the 1890s to 1960s, nationalist and nativist themes were used to erect ideological and organisational defences against the cultural and political assaults seen to be emanating from the Anglo-Saxon world and

in Irish adventures in nation-building
Nicholas Rees

5306ST New Patterns-C/lb.qxd 1111 21 3 4 51 6 7 8 9 10 1 1112 3 411 5 6 7 8 9 20 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 30 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 40 1 211 3/9/09 16:45 Page 167 9 Ireland’s foreign relations Nicholas Rees Introduction This chapter examines the impact of Europeanisation on the formation and development of Irish foreign policy. Ireland has traditionally been a small player on the international stage, but one that is viewed with having played a more significant role in international affairs than its size, resources and geostrategic location might suggest (Tonra, 2007

in Europeanisation and new patterns of governance in Ireland
Kieran Keohane
Carmen Kuhling

1 Ireland’s haunted houses To be human is to dwell, Heidegger (1977: 325) says, and to dwell means to live with others as family and as neighbours. The house is a universal symbol of humanity. All societies have their own household gods, and Irish household gods figure prominently in David Creedon’s Ghosts of the Faithful Departed,1 an award-winning collection of photographs of abandoned houses in the Irish countryside. The Sacred Heart of Jesus, a picture of Christ with the names of the family written underneath, representing the security, well-being and

in The domestic, moral and political economies of post-Celtic Tiger Ireland
Suicide, violence and austerity
Michael Cronin

6 Ireland’s disappeared: suicide, violence and austerity Michael Cronin Introduction The billboard says it all. Or does it? In an advertising campaign mounted by an Irish newspaper over the slogan ‘We are defined by the choices we make’, there are two contrasting pictures. On the left-hand side, there is the photograph of a rioting crowd in Athens with a member of the Greek riot police prominent in the foreground. On the right, there is a photograph of O’Connell Street in Dublin, with the General Post Office and the Spire but, significantly, no people. The

in Ireland under austerity