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Emergency law in independent Ireland, 1922-1948 /
Seosamh Ó Longaigh.
imprint
Dublin, Ireland ; Portland, OR : Four Courts Press, c2006.
description
336 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
1851829229 (hbk.)
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imprint
Dublin, Ireland ; Portland, OR : Four Courts Press, c2006.
isbn
1851829229 (hbk.)
standard identifier
9781851829224
catalogue key
5856864
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 315-319) and index.
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This text examines the political, legal and constitutional issues surrounding the development and use of these laws, leading to an understanding of why there have been no significant anti-subversion legislation since 1939.
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Although the major political issues that plagued Ireland in the 19th century (land ownership and self-rule), were largely resolved by 1921, there remained persistent opposition to the independent state that the ordinary criminal law was incapable of containing. This opposition challenged successive governments to develop politically acceptable emergency legislation to cope with the political violence that affected the state between 1922 and the end of the Second World War. During that time, 29 separate emergency statutes were drafted. This book examines the political, legal and constitutional issues surrounding the development and use of these laws, leading to an understanding of why there has been no new significant anti-subversion legislation since 1939. It also examines the legislative measures developed during the civil war and in its immediate aftermath, and considers the legislation developed in preparation for and during 'the emergency'.
Table of Contents
The Civil War, 1922-1924p. 11
Civil War aftermath, 1924-1927p. 55
IRA resurgence, 1927-1932p. 87
Fianna fail in power, 1932-1937p. 139
The new Constitution, 1937-1939p. 180
'The emergency', 1939-1948p. 230
Conclusionp. 277
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