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Birth of the border : the impact of partition in Ireland / Cormac Moore.

By: Moore, Cormac.
Publisher: New Bridge, Co. Kildare, Ireland : Merrion Press, 2019Description: viii, 306 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781785372933; 1785372939.Subject(s): Ireland -- History -- Partition, 1921 | Ireland -- History -- War of Independence, 1919-1921 -- Influence | Ireland -- Politics and government -- 20th century | Ireland -- Relations -- Northern Ireland | Northern Ireland -- Relations -- Ireland | Northern Ireland -- History -- 20th centuryDDC classification: 941.5082 Summary: The 1921 partition of Ireland had huge ramifications for almost all aspects of Irish life, and was directly responsible for hundreds of deaths and injuries, with thousands displaced from their homes and many more forced from their jobs. Two new justice systems were created; the effects on the major religious were profound, with both jurisdictions adopting wholly different approaches; and major disruptions were caused in crossing the border, with invasive checks and stops becoming the norm. An yet, many bodies remained administered on an all-Ireland basis. The major religions continued as all-Ireland bodies. Most trade unions maintained a 32-county presence, as did most sports, trade bodies, charities and other voluntary groups. Politically, however, the new jurisdictions moved further and further apart, while socially and culturally there were both differences and links between north and south that remain to this day. Very little has been written on the actual effects of partition, the day-to-day implications, and the complex ways that society, north and south, was truly and meaningfully affected. Birth of the Border: The Impact of Partition in Ireland is the most comprehensive account to date on the far-reaching and enduring consequences of the partitioning of Ireland.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

The 1921 partition of Ireland had huge ramifications for almost all aspects of Irish life, and was directly responsible for hundreds of deaths and injuries, with thousands displaced from their homes and many more forced from their jobs. Two new justice systems were created; the effects on the major religious were profound, with both jurisdictions adopting wholly different approaches; and major disruptions were caused in crossing the border, with invasive checks and stops becoming the norm.
An yet, many bodies remained administered on an all-Ireland basis. The major religions continued as all-Ireland bodies. Most trade unions maintained a 32-county presence, as did most sports, trade bodies, charities and other voluntary groups. Politically, however, the new jurisdictions moved further and further apart, while socially and culturally there were both differences and links between north and south that remain to this day.
Very little has been written on the actual effects of partition, the day-to-day implications, and the complex ways that society, north and south, was truly and meaningfully affected. Birth of the Border: The Impact of Partition in Ireland is the most comprehensive account to date on the far-reaching and enduring consequences of the partitioning of Ireland.

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