Academy Discourse: Ambiguous Republic: Ireland in the 1970s


event 10 December 201218:00

Venue: Academy House, 19 Dawson  Street, Dublin 2
Date: 6pm, 10th December 2012


In this discourse Diarmaid Ferriter will examine the key years of the 70s, when after half a century of independence, questions were being asked about the old ways of doing things. He will consider the widespread social, cultural, economic and political upheavals of the decade, a decade when Ireland joined the EEC; when for the first time a majority of the population lived in urban areas; when economic challenges abounded; which saw too an increasingly visible feminist moment, and institutions including the Church began to be subjected to criticism.

Diarmaid Ferriter is Professor of Modern Irish History at University College, Dublin. His previous books includeThe Transformation of Ireland 1900-2000;Occasions of Sin and Judging Dev. In 2010 he presented the RTE TV series The Limits of Liberty.



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