Government and Politics

The Department of Agriculture has played a key role in the economic and social life of Ireland since its foundation in 1900. This book examines how the department responded to such major challenges as World War 1; the establishment of Dáil Eireann and the Irish Free State; independence and the drive for self-sufficiency in the 1930s; keeping Ireland fed during the Emergency and so protecting neutrality; the difficult market conditions after World War II; the impact of economic planning in the 1960s and membership of the EEC.

The First Department - A History of the Department of Agriculture

The Department of Agriculture has played a key role in the economic and social life of Ireland since its foundation in 1900. This book examines how the department responded to such major challenges as World War 1; the establishment of Dáil Eireann and the Irish Free State; independence and the drive for self-sufficiency in the 1930s; keeping Ireland fed during the Emergency and so protecting neutrality; the difficult market conditions after World War II; the impact of economic planning in the 1960s and membership of the EEC.

By: Mary E. Daly ISBN: 1-902448-44-8

Published: Thursday 02, May 2002. 669 Pages


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