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Demography, State and Society: Irish Migration to Britain, 1921–1971

Enda Delaney


Between the foundation of the new Irish state in 1921–22 and the early 1970s approximately one-and-a-half million people left independent Ireland, the vast majority travelling to Britain. This book offers an analysis of the twentieth-century Irish exodus to Britain and provides a detailed examination of the many ways in which migration shaped twentieth-century Irish society. It focuses on a number of themes: state policy in Ireland; official responses in Britain; gender dimensions; individual migrant experience; patterns of settlement in Britain; and the phenomenon of return migration.

Keywords: Irish state, independent Ireland, Irish exodus, migration, Irish society, state policy, Ireland, Britain, migrant experience, patterns of settlement

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780853237358
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846317651


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Enda Delaney, author