The Transformation of Ireland
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In 1900 Ireland was a restless, impoverished corner of the British Empire; by 2000 it was the ‘Celtic Tiger’ of Europe. How did this happen? Combining a huge range of primary sources, including journalism, Dáil debates and literary and political memoirs, this landmark history charts the country’s complex journey, from the drama and bloodshed of revolution and civil war to the profound social changes that have reshaped the role of women, the family and the church.