Journals Higher Education



Published: 30 June 2014

276 Pages | 9 Halftones, black & white

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719095436

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Tuairim, intellectual debate and policy formulation: Rethinking Ireland, 1954-75

Tomás Finn

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Illuminates the political, intellectual and cultural developments in the Ireland of the 1950s and the 1960s
  • Examines Tuairim (meaning opinion in Irish), an intellectual movement that influenced key public policy decisions in relation to Northern Ireland, education, industrial schools and censorship and contributed to debates on burning issues like electoral and parliamentary reform, Northern Ireland, education, industrial schools and censorship
  • Assesses church-state relations and analyses an organisation which provided a more liberal perspective on Irish life than the Catholic church
  • Contributes to an understanding of how intellectuals influence and fail to influence debate and public policy