'We are trying to do our share': the construction of positive neutrality and Irish post-war relief to Europe

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dc.contributor.author O'Driscoll, Mervyn
dc.date.accessioned 2017-05-05T14:14:42Z
dc.date.available 2017-05-05T14:14:42Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.citation O'Driscoll, M. (2016) ''We are trying to do our share': the construction of positive neutrality and Irish post-war relief to Europe'. Irish Studies In International Affairs, 27 pp. 21-38. doi: 10.3318/isia.2016.27.14 en
dc.identifier.volume 27 en
dc.identifier.startpage 21 en
dc.identifier.endpage 37 en
dc.identifier.issn 0332-1460
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/3926
dc.identifier.doi 10.3318/isia.2016.27.14
dc.identifier.doi 10.3318/irisstudinteaffa.2019.04
dc.description.abstract This paper explores aspects of Ireland's post-war relief programme, including the provision of relief to Germany. Irish efforts in the immediate aftermath of World War Two should inform the wider debates about the nature of Irish neutrality and Ireland's relationship with the post-war world, but they are overlooked in the major analyses on Ireland and 'the Emergency'. The provision of relief on the basis of need led to the diagnosis that Germany deserved relief just as the other war-torn countries did. This article argues that many factors intertwined in the instigation and sustenance of the relief programme to Europe. The Irish project was unprecedented in the history of Irish state and popular humanitarianism. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Royal Irish Academy en
dc.rights © 2016 Royal Irish Academy en
dc.subject Neutrality en
dc.subject Ireland en
dc.subject World War Two en
dc.subject Europe en
dc.subject Humanitarian assistance en
dc.subject Eamon de Valera en
dc.title 'We are trying to do our share': the construction of positive neutrality and Irish post-war relief to Europe en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Mervyn O'Driscoll, History, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: mervod@ucc.ie en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.date.updated 2017-05-04T22:32:19Z
dc.description.version Accepted Version en
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dc.contributor.funder Irish Research Council en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Irish Studies In International Affairs en
dc.internal.copyrightchecked No Version with corrections that were accepted for publication. !!CORA!! en
dc.internal.licenseacceptance Yes en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress mervod@ucc.ie en


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