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||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Peer reviewed|
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