When the Luck of the Irish Ran Out

When the Luck of the Irish Ran Out

Veteran journalist David J. Lynch offers an insightful, character-driven narrative of how the Irish boom came to be and how it went bust.

Author: David J. J. Lynch

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0230112277

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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Few countries have been as dramatically transformed in recent years as Ireland. Once a culturally repressed land shadowed by terrorism and on the brink of economic collapse, Ireland finally emerged in the late 1990s as the fastest-growing country in Europe, with the typical citizen enjoying a higher standard of living than the average Brit. Just a few years after celebrating their newly-won status among the world's richest societies, the Irish are now saddled with a wounded, shrinking economy, soaring unemployment, and ruined public finances. After so many centuries of impoverishment, how did the Irish finally get rich, and how did they then fritter away so much so quickly? Veteran journalist David J. Lynch offers an insightful, character-driven narrative of how the Irish boom came to be and how it went bust. He opens our eyes to a nation's downfall through the lived experience of individual citizens: the people responsible for the current crisis as well as the ordinary men and women enduring it.
Categories: Political Science

The Luck of the Irish

The Luck of the Irish

Typescript, draft dated February 2, 2015.

Author: Kirsten Greenidge

Publisher:

ISBN: 0573702640

Category: Drama

Page: 99

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When an upwardly mobile African-American couple wants to buy a home in an all-white neighborhood in 1950's Boston, they pay a struggling Irish family to "ghost-buy" a house on their behalf.
Categories: Drama

The Luck of the Irish

The Luck of the Irish

It’s St. Patrick’s Day! Katie makes shamrocks to help celebrate and ends up learning what it means to be lucky in this Ready-to-Read eBook with audio.

Author: Margaret McNamara

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781442426245

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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It’s St. Patrick’s Day! Katie makes shamrocks to help celebrate and ends up learning what it means to be lucky in this Ready-to-Read eBook with audio.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

The Luck of the Irish

The Luck of the Irish

The luck of the Irish was chronic bad luck, as their sad history attests.

Author: Babette Smith

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781743437766

Category: History

Page: 304

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The luck of the Irish was chronic bad luck, as their sad history attests. That's how it looked for 250 Irish convicts when their ship, the Hive, sank ignominiously off the New South Wales coast in 1835. Miraculously all survived, guided to safety by local Aboriginal people. They landed at a time when the so-called slave colony was at its height, ruled by the lash and the chain gang. Yet as Babette Smith tracked the lives of the people aboard the Hive, she discovered a very different story. Most were assigned to work on farms or in businesses, building a better life than they possibly could have experienced in Ireland. Surprisingly, in the workforce they found power, which gave rise to the characteristic Australian culture later described by D.H. Lawrence: 'Nobody felt better than anybody else, or higher.' The Luck of the Irish is a fascinating portrait of colonial life in the mid-nineteenth century that reveals how the Irish helped lay the foundations of the Australia we know today. 'Deeply researched and vividly written, it's a terrific new and up-to-date account of the convict experience, mainly from the bottom up. I'm impressed.' - Emeritus Professor Alan Atkinson FAHA, University of Sydney 'Brings the convict era to life through personal stories and insightful analysis.' - Lindsay Tanner
Categories: History

Wexford

Wexford

Author: Bernard Levin

Publisher:

ISBN: 1875862056

Category: Fine books

Page: 43

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Categories: Fine books

The Luck of the Irish

The Luck of the Irish

This Is A New Release Of The Original 1917 Edition.

Author: Harold Macgrath

Publisher: Literary Licensing, LLC

ISBN: 1498038980

Category:

Page: 342

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This Is A New Release Of The Original 1917 Edition.
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The Luck of the Irish

The Luck of the Irish

THE LUCK IRISH OF THE CONTENTS Introduction ..5 Blarney ..6 St. Patrick 9 Leprechauns and.

Author:

Publisher: Peter Pauper Press, Inc.

ISBN: 1593599552

Category:

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The Luck of the Irish

The Luck of the Irish

Author: Bob Size

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1237379232

Category: South Australia

Page: 63

View: 270

Categories: South Australia

The Luck of the Irish

The Luck of the Irish

Our popular Charming Petites "TM" have eye-catching 4-color art and a wide array of subjects. Each has a 24K gold-plated or silver-plated charm to keep on the ribbon bookmark or to wear on a bracelet or necklace.

Author: Patrick Kennedy

Publisher: Peter Pauper Press

ISBN: 088088794X

Category: Humor

Page: 80

View: 670

Our popular Charming Petites "TM" have eye-catching 4-color art and a wide array of subjects. Each has a 24K gold-plated or silver-plated charm to keep on the ribbon bookmark or to wear on a bracelet or necklace. Wit and wisdom from Ireland.
Categories: Humor

Luck and the Irish

Luck and the Irish

At the same time, the position of women in Irish society has been transformed, with the growth of feminism, a revolution in sexual attitudes, far more women in the work force, the ascendancy of President Mary Robinson, and the movement of ...

Author: R. F. Foster

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198039875

Category: History

Page: 240

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Roy Foster is one of Ireland's leading historians, the author of the much acclaimed two-volume biography of Yeats as well as the definitive history Modern Ireland, which has been hailed as "dazzling" (New York Times Book Review) and "elegant, erudite, wise, witty" (Irish Times). Now, this brilliant writer offers a "short and combative" account of Ireland's astonishing transformation over the last three decades. Has there really been an "economic miracle"? Where does the explosion of cultural energy in music, literature, and theater come from? Has the power of the Catholic Church really crumbled? Focusing largely on contemporary events, living people, current controversies, and popular culture, Luck and the Irish explores these questions and raises other provocative questions of its own. Foster looks at the astonishing volte-face undertaken by Sinn Fein, eventually taking office in a state they had once fought to destroy. He describes how Catholicism, once the bedrock of Irish identity, has been decisively compromised, as evidenced by the exploitation and abuse scandals and the drastic decline in devotions. At the same time, the position of women in Irish society has been transformed, with the growth of feminism, a revolution in sexual attitudes, far more women in the work force, the ascendancy of President Mary Robinson, and the movement of women to front-rank Cabinet posts--all of which have put the position of Irish women ahead of that in many European nations. Many old molds have been broken in Irish society over the last 30 years, and the immediate results have been breath-taking. But are these developments really as permanent or even as beneficial as they appear? Everyone curious about the recent past, the burgeoning present, and the unclear future of Ireland will want to read this superbly written and deeply thoughtful book.
Categories: History

The Luck of the Irish

The Luck of the Irish

Katie and her family make shamrocks for each of her classmates to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, but then Mrs. Connor shows a shamrock that looks very different.

Author: Margaret McNamara

Publisher:

ISBN: 043991521X

Category: Clover

Page: 32

View: 208

Katie and her family make shamrocks for each of her classmates to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, but then Mrs. Connor shows a shamrock that looks very different.
Categories: Clover

The Luck of the Irish

The Luck of the Irish

A young Irish boy fights to save the Leprechauns' forest home from destruction on St. Patrick's Day.

Author: Brendan Patrick Paulsen

Publisher: Heinemann/Raintree

ISBN: 0811463478

Category: Children's writings, American.

Page: 32

View: 414

A young Irish boy fights to save the Leprechauns' forest home from destruction on St. Patrick's Day.
Categories: Children's writings, American.

The Luck of the Irish

The Luck of the Irish

Author: Linda Varner

Publisher: Harlequin Books

ISBN: 0373086652

Category: Fiction

Page: 187

View: 369

Categories: Fiction

On the Luck of an Irish Sailor

On the Luck of an Irish Sailor

The author was and still is, that wee lad in the story, sitting wide-eyed and half-believing, but never tiring of hearing those wonder-filled stories told by those "salty old jacks."

Author: Michael Mirabella

Publisher:

ISBN: 0998168327

Category: Fantasy fiction

Page:

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On The Luck of an Irish Sailor is a fantasy tale of how a young Irish sailor, while cast adrift in the ocean sea, is then saved from drowning by both the efforts of a mermaid princess and his Irish Luck. The author was and still is, that wee lad in the story, sitting wide-eyed and half-believing, but never tiring of hearing those wonder-filled stories told by those "salty old jacks."
Categories: Fantasy fiction

Luck of the Irish

Luck of the Irish

It bore the “ Envy " marking , too . Crazy name , Steve thought . Not too pleasant , yet the color was green . Green for the Irish , the lucky Irish . When 7 Steve spoke to Lady she thumped her tail , though 205 CHAPTER 22.

Author: Ruth Adams Knight

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39076002227911

Category: Dog shows

Page: 242

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Categories: Dog shows