Farmers on the move : the strategic mobilisation of the farming lobby in 1960s Ireland

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Title: Farmers on the move : the strategic mobilisation of the farming lobby in 1960s Ireland
Authors: Gibbons, Ann
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/2450
Date: Aug-2010
Abstract: This paper traces the origin, development and mobilisation of the farming lobby in 1960s Ireland. It constitutes part of the oral history of farming in Ireland and illustrates the early history of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) from a time when there were few structures up until the 1980s when it stood as one of the most important and influential organisations in the country. Through personal experiences and a number of documented contemporary sources, this paper captures the lives of men and women who participated at this pivotal time.
Funding Details: Not applicable
Type of material: Working Paper
Publisher: University College Dublin. School of Social Justice
Keywords: Farming lobby 1960s;Farming in Ireland;Farmers’ rights march;National Farmers’ Association (NFA);Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA);Irish oral history
Subject LCSH: Farmers--Political activity--Ireland
Demonstrations--Ireland--History
Oral history--Ireland
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Social Justice Series

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