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Tuairim, intellectual debate and policy formulation: Rethinking Ireland, 1954–75

Tomas Finn


This book is concerned with political, intellectual and cultural developments in the context of assessments as to how Ireland was transformed during the 1950s and the 1960s. It analyses how Tuairim (meaning ‘opinion’ in Irish), an intellectual movement influenced key public policy decisions in relation to Northern Ireland, education, industrial schools and censorship. An analysis of Tuairim shows that the 1950s and 1960s were a transformative phase in modern Irish history. In these years, a conservative society dominated by the Catholic Church, and a state which was inward-looking and distrust ... More

Keywords: Policy, Debate, Ideas, Influence, Political parties, Catholic Church

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780719085253
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719085253.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tomas Finn, author