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An Irish Century

After the Irish War of Independence and Civil War, the journal Studies hosted the mainstream social, economic, constitutional and political debates that shaped the new state. "An Irish Century: Studies 1912-2012" marks its centenary as one of Ireland’s most influential periodicals. The collection focuses on nine decades of Irish independence and the crucial decade beforehand that witnessed seismic change, addressing the key events, crises and challenges that have shaped Irish society - the 1916 Rising, the First World War, sectarian conflict, child abuse and immigration. There are some landmark pieces by AE, John Maynard Keynes, Donal Barrington, Patrick Lynch, Sean O’Faolain and Augustine Martin. Included are writings by and about some of the key figures who have fashioned the political, cultural and economic life of modern Ireland such as John Redmond, Patrick Pearse, Sean Lemass, T.K. Whitaker, John McGahern and Ian Paisley, as well as analyses of social change by Tom Garvin, Tony Fahey, Mary Kenny, Finola Kennedy and Dermot Keogh.Drawing from some 400 issues containing more than 3,000 essays, the one per cent solution distilled here was selected to exemplify and reflect a century of debate and analysis of Irish social and political change.

350 pages

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Table of Contents

BRYAN FANNING - Introduction - Studies 1912-2012 STEPHEN COLLINS - John Redmond (2009) PATRICK PEARSE - Some Aspects of Irish Literature (1913) ARTHUR E. CLERY - Votes for Youth (1915) DENIS GWYNN - Thomas Kettle 1880-1916 (1966) SEAN F. LEMASS - I Remember 1916 (1966) FRANCIS SHAW SJ - The Canon of Irish History - A Challenge (1972) HENRY V. GILL SJ - The Fate of the Irish Flag at Ypres (1919) GEORGE RUSSELL (AE) - Lessons of Revolution (1923) FINOLA KENNEDY - The Suppression of the Carrigan Report (2000) JOHN MAYNARD KEYNES - National Self-Sufficiency (1933) DANIEL A. BINCHY - Adolf Hitler (1933) DERMOT KEOGH - The Jesuits and the 1937 Constitution (1989) MICHAEL TIERNEY - Daniel O’Connell and the Irish Past (1938) DANIEL A. BINCHY - Reply to Tierney (1938) PATRICK LYNCH - The Economist and Public Policy (1953) DONAL BARRINGTON - Uniting Ireland (1957) SEAN O’FAOLAIN - Fifty Years of Irish Writing (1962) AUGUSTINE MARTIN - Inherited Dissent - The Dilemma of the Irish Writer (1965) JOHN BRADY SJ - Pluralism and Northern Ireland (1978) JOHN SWEENEY - The Challenge of Social Inequality (1983) RAYMOND CROTTY - T. K. Whitaker (1984) MARGARET MAC CURTAIN - Moving Statues and Irishwomen (1987) TOM GARVIN - Reflections on Current Discontents (1989) TONY FAHEY - Growth and Decline of Churchly Religion (1995) EAMON MAHER - Interview with John McGahern (2001) MARY KENNY - Forty Years On (2003) NEIL SOUTHERN - Paisleyism - A Theological Inquiry (2004) FERGUS O’DONOGHUE SJ - The Doghouse No Longer Feels Lonely (2008-9) BRYAN FANNING - Immigration and Social Cohesion (2009) SEAMUS MURPHY SJ - No Cheap Grace (2010) Index.

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