The age of Lemass : Ireland 1945 to 1973 (Book, 2005) []
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The age of Lemass : Ireland 1945 to 1973

The age of Lemass : Ireland 1945 to 1973

Author: Brian Girvin; Gary Murphy
Publisher: Dublin : University College Dublin Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English

Focuses on the impact of Sean Lemass - who sought to modernize Irish society - on Irish politics and society between 1945 and 1973. Although Lemass had been active in Irish politics from 1916 and  Read more...


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Named Person: Seán Lemass; Seán Lemass
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Girvin; Gary Murphy
ISBN: 1904558291 9781904558293
OCLC Number: 62245496
Description: 265 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword by John Horgan; Brian Girvin and Gary Murphy, Whose Ireland? The Lemass era; Political and party competition in post-war Ireland, Niamh Puirseil; From economic nationalism to European Union, Gary Murphy; Emigration, political cultures and the evolution of post-war Irish society, Enda Delaney; Ireland and the productivity drive of post-war Europe, Peter Murray; The 'mainstreaming' of Irish foreign policy, Maurice FitzGerald; Northern Ireland and cross-border co-operation, Michael Kennedy; Church, state and the moral community, Brian Girvin; The politics of educational expansion, John Walsh; A semi-state in all but name? Sean Lemass's film policy, Roddy Flynn; Introducing television in the age of Sean Lemass, Robert Savage; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: edited by Brian Girvin and Gary Murphy.


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"the book reveal[s] much about one of the most outstanding political leaders this country has ever produced. Sean Lemass was a true exception to the usual run of politicians, a doer rather than a Read more...

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