Welcoming the Stranger, Irish Emigrant Welfare in Britain since 1957

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Title: Welcoming the Stranger, Irish Emigrant Welfare in Britain since 1957
Authors: Kennedy, Patricia
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/8744
Date: 30-Mar-2015
Abstract: This lively book tells the untold story of the crucial work carried out by the Irish Emigrant Chaplaincy in Britain on behalf of Irish emigrants for over half a century. The service was established by the Catholic Church in 1957 and the hidden history revealed is one of political intrigue; economic booms and busts; MI5; international relations; miscarriages of justice; Papal Encyclicals; Gospel teaching and the struggle for equality and justice. The vital work of the Irish Emigrant Chaplaincy was conducted against a background of battling against the odds and the establishment. It is the story of Irish and British migration history in modern times and Anglo-Irish relations unfolding over turbulent and politically sensitive decades. Based on archival research, a wealth of personal interviews and newly discovered material – most notably those of Bishop Eamon Casey and Archbishop John-Charles McQuaid – the roll-call also includes the most prominent world and church leaders of the period: Margaret Thatcher, John Hume, Mary Robinson, Mary McAleese, and Cardinals Hume & Ó Fiaich. Welcoming the Stranger critically examines how the Irish government was forced to take responsibility for the Irish abroad.
Type of material: Book
Publisher: Irish Academic Press
Keywords: Chaplaincy
Other versions: http://irishacademicpress.ie/product/welcoming-the-stranger-irish-migrant-welfare-in-britain-since-1957/
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
ISBN: 9780716532941
Appears in Collections:Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice Research Collection

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