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Aspirations And Realities

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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, thereby providing access to the official record for readers in this country. Particular attention has been given to the planning period, which began in 1958.

An introductory chapter provides an overview of British economic policy during the period of British control from 1800 to 1922. Included from the seventy...

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Overview

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, thereby providing access to the official record for readers in this country. Particular attention has been given to the planning period, which began in 1958.

An introductory chapter provides an overview of British economic policy during the period of British control from 1800 to 1922. Included from the seventy year span, 1922-1990, are reports of Banking Commissions, Commissions on Agriculture, Fiscal Policy, Reports of Committees on Taxation, Tourism, Emigration and the use of Capital Investment. The First, Second, and Third Programmes of the 1960s are included. The Marshall Plan and entry into Europe are covered as well as the six major plans offered by the government in the 1970s and 1980s. The volume also includes a bibliography and index.

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JAMES L. WILES is Professor of Economics at Stonehill College.

RICHARD B. FINNEGAN is Director of Irish Studies at Stonehill College.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1 Introduction: The Era of British Control, 1800-1922 1
Ch. 2 From Independence to the "Emergency," 1922-1945 15
Ch. 3 From the "Emergency" to Economic Planning, 1946-1959 45
Ch. 4 From the Advent of Planning to Entry into the European Community, 1959-1972 89
Ch. 5 From Entry to Europe to the Single European Act, 1973-1990 127
Statistical Appendix 209
Bibliography 217
Index 225
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