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Brown, Terence.

The Irish Times : 150 years of influence / The Irish Times: 150 years of influence The Irish Times: one hundred and fifty years of influence Terence Brown. - xii, 436 p. 16 p. of plates ; ill., plates ; 24 cm

Includes biographical details and index.

The Irish Times and Victorian Ireland -- The Irish Times and Twentieth-Century Modernity -- The Irish Times and the Nation State -- The Irish Times and de Valera's Ireland -- The Irish Times and the World Crisis -- The Irish Times and the Post-War World -- The Irish Times and and a Changing Ireland -- The Irish Times, the North and a European Ireland -- The Irish Times and the Identity of Ireland -- The Irish Times in Uncertain Times -- The Irish Times and the Shaking of the Foundations -- The Irish Times and a Modern Ireland

The Irish Times is a pillar of Irish society. Founded in 1859 as the paper of the Irish Protestant Middle Class, it now has a position in Irish political, social and cultural life which is incomparable. In fact this history of the Irish Times is also a history of the Irish people. Always independent in ownership and political view and never entwined in any way with the Roman Catholic Church, it has become the weather vane, the barometer of Irish life and society followed by people of all religious and political persuasions and none. The paper is politically liberal and progressive as well as being centre right on economic issues. This history is peopled by all the great figures of Irish history - Daniel O`Connell, W.B. Yeats, Garret FitzGerald, Conor Cruise O`Brien and the paper has numbered among its internationally renowned columnists Mary Holland, Fintan O'Toole, Nuala O'Faolain, John Waters and Kevin Myers . Its influence on Irish Society is beyond question. In his book, Terence Brown tells the story of the paper with narrative skill, wit and perception. Analysis of the stance of the Times during events ranging from The Easter Rising, The Civil War, the Troubles and the recent economic recession make the book essential reading for students of Irish history, be they the general reader, the academic or amateur historian. The book will be seen as crucial to our understanding of Irish history in the past century and a half. Copac

9781472919069 hbk

GBB6I5716 bnb


Irish Times, Ltd. (Dublin, Ireland).
Irish Times, Ltd. (Dublin, Ireland)--History.


Newspapers--History.--Ireland

072.917

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