Published in 1958, Economic Development is widely regarded as the pre-eminent policy document in Ireland’s modern economic history. To celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of its publication, a group of national and international distinguished speakers came together at a conference in Dublin to discuss a range of issues, both historical and contemporary. This book contains the proceedings of that event.
The contributors include Brian Lenihan, TD, Minister for Finance; T. K. Whitaker, the key architect of the document; Professors Ronan Fanning and Tom Garvin of UCD; Dr Garret FitzGerald; Professor Nicholas Crafts of the University of Warwick; Professor Paul Hare of Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh; Professor Frank Barry of Trinity College Dublin; and Professor Frances Ruane of the ESRI. David Doyle, Secretary General at the Department of Finance, provides a Foreword to the book, and there is an Introduction by Michael Mulreany, Assistant Director General of the IPA. The conference was chaired by historian and broadcaster Dr John Bowman, and the Questions and Answers sessions are also included here.
A facsimile reproduction of Economic Development is featured in full.
Economic Development - 50 Years On is an informative and thought-provoking book for all who are interested in the progress and development of modern Ireland.