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Éire in the Emergency and the Irish in Britain

Ian S. Wood

in Britain, Ireland and the Second World War

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623273
eISBN:
9780748651412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623273.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

For the Irish state and its people, the social memory of the period 1939 to 1945 was defined by the relative deprivations brought about by the Emergency. Without the movement of labour to Britain, ... More


Enter the state, 1940–1946

in Demography, State and Society: Irish Migration to Britain, 1921–1971

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237358
eISBN:
9781846317651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317651.005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter, which discusses Irish migration during 1940–6, shows that the Irish state became closely concerned in the regulation of migration. Within the Irish political and administrative élite, a ... More


War and Immigration

in Irish Birmingham: A History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314742
eISBN:
9781846316043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846314742.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter first describes the IRA's bombing of public places in several cities in Britain, including Birmingham in 1939, which led to widespread anti-Irish prejudice. Ultimately, in this feverish ... More


Towards the National Liberation Front

Matt Treacy

in The IRA 1956-69: Rethinking the Republic

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719084720
eISBN:
9781781700068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719084720.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The Wolfe Tone Society met with Sinn Féin representatives for talks which focused on Tony Meade's desire to expand the Society into an organisation that would supplant Sinn Féin. Nothing came of this ... More


The year 1966 and the revival of the IRA ‘threat’

Matt Treacy

in The IRA 1956-69: Rethinking the Republic

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719084720
eISBN:
9781781700068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719084720.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The Dáil passed the Anglo-Irish Free Trade Agreement (FTA) on January 7, 1966 by 66 votes to 19. The Labour Party opposed the measure and Fine Gael abstained. The Wolfe Tone Society congratulated the ... More


Lace curtain Irish? The families of craft, clerical and service workers

John Herson

in Divergent paths: Family histories of Irish emigrants in Britain 1820-1920

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719090639
eISBN:
9781781708385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090639.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The chapter begins by reviewing how historians have conceptualised higher status migrants. It then focuses on the one quarter of settled families who depended on a wide range of craft, service or ... More


Navvy Narratives

in London Irish Fictions: Narrative, Diaspora and Identity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318313
eISBN:
9781846317897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317897.004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter, which examines two novels about Irish construction workers in London, The Contractors (1994) by John B. Keane and I Could Read the Sky (1997) by Timothy O'Grady and Steve Pyke, shows ... More


Epilogue

Matt Treacy

in The IRA 1956-69: Rethinking the Republic

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719084720
eISBN:
9781781700068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719084720.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The real epilogue to the events and ideological debates described in this book was not only the armed conflict that lasted until the definitive Irish Republican Army (IRA) ceasefire in 1997, but also ... More


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