Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 November 2015

232 Pages | 4 Diagrams, 8 Tables

9.25 x 6.13 inches

ISBN: 9780719087578

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The End of the Irish Poor Law?

Welfare and healthcare reform in revolutionary and independent Ireland

Donnacha Seán Lucey

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Provides the first major study of poor law reform, and attitudes towards poverty and the place of the poor during the Irish revolutionary years, 1918-23
  • Explores the social, moral and gender underpinnings of public assistance, poor relief policies and local authority welfare in the Irish Free State
  • Provides original historical analysis of institutional and child welfare in independent Ireland
  • Makes a significant contribution to the social history of medicine, and the development of hospital care in Ireland

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