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Slides from presentation given at the summer school.

Who Benefits From Austerity? Mechanics Institute Limerick, May 2013 from conormccabe

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I’m doing up a piece on Gombeenism for Rabble at the moment and am re-reading this article as part of it.
In it, Higgins and Gibbon explain quite clearly the class nature of farm size and cattle production in Ireland in the nineteenth and twentieth century. I use a graph of this system in talks I […]

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Article from the Irish Times on the Maoist influence in Dublin secondary schools in 1970. The Maoist group in question was The Internationalists, soon relaunched as the Communist Party of Ireland (Marxist-Leninist).
Full article below the fold.

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Came across this in Business and Finance, dated 13 November 1964. The use of life assurance to avoid tax - and this being Ireland, all legal of course.

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Not the only source of credit/growth in the Irish economy during this time, but still an interesting statistic showing that growth in Irish private bank lending from 1989 to 1994 was dominated by personal loans (including mortgages) and financial intermediaries - there was actually a drop in private bank credit supplied to the manufacturing sector. […]

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I’ve set myself the task of finishing this book sometime around Summer 2013, so there’s still a good way to go. The framework of the book, though, is constituting itself around seven main areas:
1. Monetary policy and the Irish pound (1922-1999)
2. Private banks and indigenous investment (1922-2012)
3. Financial intermediaries and the Irish State (1922-2012)
4. The […]

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Giving a talk tomorrow @ 1pm on the history of the Irish economy from 1922 to 2008, Central Library, ILAC Centre, Henry St, D.1 All Welcome!
http://www.dublincity.ie/RecreationandCulture/libraries/Events/Pages/the_irish_economy.aspx

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[This is the proposal for the pilot course as it stands today - hoping to refine and refocus it over the coming weeks, but this is the base of it here.
If the pilot course is successful, and there is sufficient interest within the organised trade union movement to continue with the course, then I’d see […]

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I brought this up on Facebook - the idea of a course on Irish political economy - and I asked what questions would people like to see such a course address. Here are some of them - please feel free to add to this list in the comments below:
… Did Ireland benefit from being in […]

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