Political developments in Ireland 4

Political developments in Ireland 4

History – Junior Cert

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Political developments in Ireland 4

In 1949, the Republic of Ireland Act was passed which made Ireland officially a republic, thereby breaking the last links with the commonwealth.  The government tried to industrialise Ireland by setting up the IDA.  Dr Noel Browne was made Minister for Health – he eradicated TB and introduced the mother-and-child scheme.  The Catholic bishops objected, Browne resigned and the government fell.  W...

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