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Hurler On The Ditch

Author : Michael Mills
ISBN : 1856079198
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Autobiography of Michael Mills, a journalist who became Ireland's first Ombudsman.

Ambiguous Republic

Author : Diarmaid Ferriter
ISBN : 9781847658562
Genre : History
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Hard-nosed scholarship and moral passion underpin Diarmaid Ferriter's work. Now he turns to the key years of the 70s, when after half a century of independence, questions were being asked about the old ways of doing things. Ambiguous Republic considers the widespread social, cultural, economic and political upheavals of the decade, a decade when Ireland joined the EEC; when for the first time a majority of the population lived in urban areas; when economic challenges abounded; which saw too an increasingly visible feminist moment, and institutions including the Church began to be subjected to criticism.Diarmaid Ferriter's earlier books have been described as 'a landmark' and 'an immense contribution'; making 'brilliant use of new sources'; 'prodigiously gifted', and 'ground-breaking'. All those words apply to this important book based on recently opened archives and unique access to the papers of Jack Lynch and Liam Cosgrave.

Sixties Ireland

Author : Mary E. Daly
ISBN : 9781316546338
Genre : History
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This provocative new history of Ireland during the long 1960s exposes the myths of Ireland's modernisation. Mary E. Daly questions traditional interpretations which see these years as a time of prosperity when Irish society – led by a handful of key modernisers – abandoned many of its traditional values in its search for economic growth. Setting developments in Ireland in a wider European context, Daly shows instead that claims for the economic transformation of Ireland are hugely questionable: Ireland remained one of the poorest countries in western Europe until the end of the twentieth century. Contentious debates in later years over contraception, divorce, and national identity demonstrated continuities with the past that long survived the 1960s. Spanning the period from Ireland's economic rebirth in the 1950s to its entry into the EEC in 1973, this is a comprehensive reinterpretation of a critical period in Irish history with clear parallels for Ireland today.

A Failed Political Entity

Author : Stephen Kelly
ISBN : 9781785371028
Genre : History
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Charles Haughey maintained one of the most controversial and brilliant careers in the history of Irish politics, but for every stage in his mounting success there was one issue that complicated, and almost devastated, his ambitions to lead Irish politics: Northern Ireland. In ‘A Failed Political Entity’ Stephen Kelly uncovers the complex motives that underlie Haughey’s fervent attitude towards the political and sectarian violence that was raging across the border. Early in Haughey’s governmental career he took a hard line against the IRA, leading many to think he was antipathetic towards the situation in Northern Ireland. Then, in one of the most defining scandals in the history of modern Ireland – The Arms Crisis of 1970 – he was accused of attempting to supply northern nationalists with guns and ammunitions. Whilst his role in this murky affair almost ended his political career, the question of Northern Ireland was ever-binding and would deftly serve to bring Haughey back to power as taoiseach in 1979. Through recent access to an astonishing array of classified documents and extensive interviews, Stephen Kelly confronts every controversy, examining the genesis of Haughey’s attitude to Northern Ireland; allegations that Haughey played a key part in the formation of the Provisional IRA; the Haughey–Thatcher relationship; and Haughey’s leading hand in the early stages of the fledgling Northern Ireland peace process.

Party Patronage And Party Government In European Democracies

Author : Petr Kopecký
ISBN : 9780199599370
Genre : Political Science
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Party Patronage and Party Government in European Democracies brings together insights from the worlds of party politics and public administration in order to analyze the role of political parties in public appointments across contemporary Europe. Based on an extensive new data gathered through expert interviews in fifteen European countries, this book offers the first systematic comparative assessment of the scale of party patronage and its role in sustaining modern party governments. Among the key findings are: First, patronage appointments tend to be increasingly dominated by the party in public office rather than being used or controlled by the party organization outside parliament. Second, rather than using appointments as rewards, as used to be the case in more clientelistic systems in the past, parties are now more likely to emphasize appointments that can help them to manage the infrastructure of government and the state. In this way patronage becomes an organizational rather than an electoral resource. Third, patronage appointments are increasingly sourced from channels outside of the party, thus helping to make parties look increasingly like network organizations, primarily constituted by their leaders and their personal and political hinterlands. Comparative Politics is a series for students, teachers, and researchers of political science that deals with contemporary government and politics. Global in scope, books in the series are characterised by a stress on comparative analysis and strong methodological rigour. The series is published in association with the European Consortium for Political Research. For more information visit: www.essex.ac.uk/ecpr The Comparative Politics series is edited by Professor David M. Farrell, School of Politics and International Relations, University College Dublin, Kenneth Carty, Professor of Political Science, University of British Columbia, and Professor Dirk Berg-Schlosser, Institute of Political Science, Philipps University, Marburg.

Jack Lynch A Biography

Author : Dermot Keogh
ISBN : 9780717163762
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Jack Lynch is one of the most important and perhaps most underrated Irish political leaders of the twentieth century. A sportsman who won six All-Ireland medals in a row with Cork, he was also a civil servant and a barrister before being elected to Dáil Éireann in 1948. During his thirty-one years as a parliamentarian, he held the ministries of Education, Industry and Commerce, and Finance before succeeding Seán Lemass as Taoiseach in 1966. Lynch held office during the critical years of the late 1960s and early 1970s when Northern Ireland disintegrated and civil unrest swept through Belfast, Derry and other towns. This precipitated one of the worst crises in the history of the Irish state. Jack Lynch upheld the parliamentary democratic tradition at great personal and political cost, even to the point of fracturing the unity of his government and his party. If you want to know what happened during those terrible years, read this book. Jack Lynch, A Biography: Table of Contents From Shandon to Dáil Éireann Poverty and society in the Shandon area Daniel and Nora Lynch Politics and the Lynch family Early childhood, education and signs of sporting promise Death of Nora Lynch North Monastery and sporting stardom Leaving Certificate, 1936: From first job to study of law Meeting with Máirín O’Connor High honours and the end of a distinguished career Journeyman Politician: Backbench TD and Parliamentary Secretary, 1948–57 Backbench TD General election and promotion to parliamentary secretary, 1951–4 Opposition again: The 1954 general election and three years on the back benches Minister for Education, 1957–94 Minister for Industry and Commerce, 1959–65 Lynch and the legislative backlog Lynch and the industrial unrest of the 1960s Tourism and mining Attracting industry to Cork General election, the road to free trade and membership of the EEC Minister for Finance, 1965–6 Closing in on speculators Final months in Finance Neither a ‘Caretaker’ nor a ‘Reluctant’ Taoiseach, 1966–9 Why Haughey was promoted Taca and controlling Fianna Fáil Foreign policy, membership of the EEC and Anglo-Irish relations Irish foreign policy and Viet Nam Visit to Terence O’Neill Conflict in Northern Ireland The 1969 general election The Northern ‘Troubles’ and the Irish State Hillery’s visit to London, 1 August 1969 Government meeting as Northern crisis worsens Lynch’s television address The Government’s follow-up action Whitaker called on for advice Hillery in London again Government meeting of 16 August 1969 Press and propaganda strategy and Operation ‘Silk Purse’ Hillery at the United Nations The IRA and the Lynch policy of ‘no fraternisation’ Public diplomacy and Northern Ireland Whitaker and the shaping of policy on Northern Ireland Regaining the policy initiative The Voice of the North Military intelligence and Northern Ireland Open challenge from Neil Blaney: ‘Fianna Fáil never ruled out the use of force’ The Fianna Fáil ard-fheis, 1970 Conspiracy to import arms The Dundalk arms shipment The murder of Garda Fallon and gun-running Captain Kelly and the ‘gun-running’ plan ‘We stand on the brink of a great achievement’ The Arms Trial Keeping a dignified silence ‘You can have Boland but you cannot have Fianna Fáil’: The 1971 ard-fheis Ireland and Europe: Negotiating Membership of the EEC Constitutional Politics and Revolutionary Challenge, 1971–3 Internment Intervention by Máirín Lynch Sunday, Bloody Sunday The IRA discusses assassinating the Minister for Justice Whitaker opens lines of communication with Unionism Summer peace overtures end in failure Whitaker and the parallel track to the Unionists and the British Anglo-Irish relations in the autumn of 1972 Opposition and Return to Power, 1973–9 Aiken resigns over Haughey nomination Victory for the National Coalition Lynch, the National Coalition and Sunningdale, 1973 Life in opposition The Littlejohn affair: ‘Stinking to high Heaven’ Reviving Fianna Fáil The road back to power Fianna Fáil returns to power ‘Happy is the man who finds wisdom’: Retirement and Final Years, 1980–99 Staying out of politics Death and funeral O’Malley’s graveside oration In appreciation of a public life Death of Má:irín Lynch Jack Lynch’s Place in Irish History

Patrick Hillery

Author : John Walsh
ISBN : IND:30000110629403
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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'A marvellous achievement - an authoritative, revelatory and stylish biography of one of the most significant (and modest) figures in Irish twentieth-century politics, and an extraordinary lens through which we can view and evaluate one of the most turbulent periods in our modern history'-Joh Horgan, Author of Sean Lemass - The Enigmatic Patriot "This invaluable study of the late Dr Patrick Hillery, researched and written with its subject's full cooperation, casts a great deal of new light on the career of a distinguished public figure, on Irish political life, and on the role of the Irish presidency in a time of national crisis'-Eunan O'Halpin, Professor of Contemporary Irish History, Trinity College, Dublin A well-informed and accessible discussion of Hillery's career, Patrick Hillery - The Official Biography benefits from a series of interviews with the former President and access to Hillery's private papers. Walsh's study is a comprehensive and balanced portrayal of the man who made an extraordinary if understated contribution to the evolution of contemporary Ireland Dr. Patrick Hillery was not only a formidable politician, but also one of the most creative public figures of his generation. In this official biography, John Walsh considers Dr Hillery's impact on significant turning points in contemporary Irish history, including the arms crisis and Ireland's accession to the European Communities. Hillery's recollections of the most controversial events of his career, notably the papal visit in 1979 and attempts by Charles J. Haughey to draw the presidency into party politics in the early 1980's, are analysed for the first time. Walsh also explores less well-known aspects of Hillery's career, including his influence on the transformation of the Irish educational sector and the turbulence surrounding his term as Minister for Labour.

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Terrorismus Und Freiheitskampf

Author : Nikolaus Braun
ISBN : 9783486707472
Genre : History
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Anders als die bisher überwiegend an militärischen Fakten interessierte Forschung verfolgt Nikolaus Braun einen primär legitimatorischen Konflikt, einen politischen Glaubenskrieg, in dem die symbolische Ebene genauso entscheidend war wie militärische Realitäten. Die Untersuchung geht dabei weit über eine herkömmliche Geschichte von Propaganda und Presse hinaus: Nicht nur Fahnen, Lieder, Briefmarken, Uniformen etc. gerieten zu Trägern nationaler Propaganda, ebenso wurden Beerdigungen, Hungerstreiks, Exekutionen, aber auch die gesamte Außenpolitik und weite Teile der Kriegführung regelrecht inszeniert. Braun verfolgt, wie sich Denk- und Handlungsmöglichkeiten gegenseitig antrieben, bedingten und blockierten, und macht damit die innere Logik eines scheinbar irrationalen Konflikts sichtbar. Nikolaus Braun ist Historiker und leitet eine Bankfiliale in München

Globales Risikomanagement In Finanzinstitutionen

Author : Dimitris Chorafas
ISBN : 9783322895127
Genre : Business & Economics
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