Aspirations and Realities: A Documentary History of Economic Development Policy in Ireland since 1922


Focusing on the period since Irish independence, this documentary history provides a record of the policies the Irish government has followed to encourage economic growth. The period of British control, 1800-1922, is reviewed briefly in the introduction. Then four documentary chapters cover the periods from independence to the "Emergency," 1922-1945, from the "Emergency" to economic planning, 1946-1959, from the advent of planning to entry into the European Community, 1959-1972, and from entry to Europe to the Single European Act, 1973-1990.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1993


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