The Making of the Irish Constitution 1937: Bunreacht Na HÉireann

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Mercier Press, 2007 - History - 511 pages
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Draws on primary sources to put the Irish constitution in a historical perspective. This book examines the political context of the conception of the constitution in 1930s Ireland against the background of constitutional developments since the foundation of the state.

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This is a very interesting book. The authors present a thorough and rigorous analysis of how the Constitution came into being. They dispel several of the myths associated with its derivation and ... Read full review



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Dermot Keogh is Professor of History and Jean Monnet Emeritus Professor, at University College Cork. He is a member of the Royal Irish Academy, twice a Fulbright Professor, a Research Fellow, Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington DC, a Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Irish Studies, Queen's University, Belfast, and in 2001/2 a Visiting Professor at the European University Institute, Florence. He is the author of "Twentieth-Century Ireland" in the New Gill History of Ireland series, "Jack Lynch, A Biography", "Jews in Twentieth-Century Ireland: Refugees", "Anti-Semitism and the Holocaust" and "The Rise of the Irish Working Class: The Dublin Trade Union Movement and Labour Leadership 1890-1914", among other books on Irish history.

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