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Irish Buses In The Mid 1960s

Author : Richard Newman
ISBN : 1780731779
Genre : Buses
File Size : 86.93 MB
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In this, his second album on Irish buses, Richard Newman, not a local but a native of Portsmouth, takes us on a journey through the interesting bus scene of an Ireland very different to today, the Ireland of the mid-1960s.
Category: Buses

Irish Buses 2012 2017

Author : Paul Savage
ISBN : 1780731787
Genre : Buses
File Size : 67.80 MB
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Paul Savage has gathered together over 200 images to showcase the variety of vehicle types and liveries to be seen in Ireland between 2012 and 2017.
Category: Buses

The Legendary Lugs Branigan Ireland S Most Famed Garda

Author : Kevin C. Kearns
ISBN : 9780717159376
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Garda and guardian. Protector and punisher. This is ‘Lugs’ Branigan: the man, the legend. The story of ‘Lugs’ Branigan is a tale that is long overdue. It is a story of extraordinary courage and compassion, a story of heroism and altruism, a story of crime, punishment and redemption. The legend of ‘Lugs’’s career as Ireland’s most famous garda (police officer), founded on his physical strength and the manner in which he faced up to the criminal gangs of Dublin over the course of fifty years, is part of Dublin’s folk history. In The Legendary ‘Lugs’ Branigan, bestselling historian Kevin C. Kearns presents a revealing and unvarnished portrait of the man and his life, authenticated by the oral testimony of family members, friends and Garda mates who stood with him through the most harrowing and poignant experiences. Born in the Liberties of Dublin in 1910, Jim Branigan was, by his own admission, a shy, scrawny ‘sissy’ as a lad. Cruelly beaten by bullies in the railway yard where he worked during his teens, he refused to fight back. Yet he went on to become a heavyweight boxing champion and to earn the ‘undisputed reputation as the country's toughest and bravest garda’. Chief Superintendent Edmund Doherty proclaimed him ‘one of those people who become a legend in his own time’. As a garda he refused to carry a baton, relying upon his fists. He took on the vicious ‘animal gangs’ of the 1930s and 40s and in the ‘Battle of Baldoyle’ broke their reign of terror. In the 1950s he quelled the wild ‘rock-and-roll riots’ and tamed the ruffian Teddy boys with their flick-knives. All the while, he was dealing with Dublin's full array of gurriers and criminals. As a devotee of American Western films and books, Branigan emulated the sheriffs by doling out his unique ‘showdown’ brand of summary justice to hooligans and thugs on the street. In the 1960s his riot squad with its Garda ‘posse’ patrolled Dublin's roughest districts in their ‘black Maria’. They contended with the most dangerous rows and riots in the streets, dancehalls and pubs. The cry ‘Lugs is here!’ could instantly scatter a disorderly crowd. Ironically, for all his fame as a tough, fearless garda, he was most beloved for his humanity and compassion. His role as guardian of the battered women of the tenements and as protector and father figure of the city's piteous prostitutes—or ‘pavement hostesses’, as he called them—was unrecorded in the press and hushed up by the Garda brass. Yet, Garda John Collins vouches, ‘Women … oh, he was God to them!’ Upon retirement he entered his ‘old gunfighter’ years; ageing and vulnerable, he became a target for old foes bent on revenge and for ‘young guns’ seeking a quick reputation. A man with a reputation powerful enough to echo through generations of Dubliners, the legendary ‘Lugs’ Branigan finally has a book worthy of his story.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Women S Voices In Ireland

Author : Caitriona Clear
ISBN : 9781474236706
Genre : History
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Women's Voices in Ireland examines the letters and problems sent in by women to two Irish women's magazines in the 1950s and 60s, discussing them within their wider social and historical context. In doing so, it provides a unique insight into one of the few forums for female expression in Ireland during this period. Although in these decades more Irish women than ever before participated in paid work, trade unions and voluntary organizations, their representation in politics and public and their workforce participation remained low. Meanwhile, women who came of age from the late 1950s experienced a freedom which their mothers and aunts - married or single, in the workplace or the home - had never known. Diary and letters pages and problem pages in Irish-produced magazines in the 1950s and 60s enabled women from all walks of life to express their opinions and to seek guidance on the social changes they saw happening around them. This book, by examining these communications, gives a new insight into the history of Irish women, and also contributes to the ongoing debate about what women's magazines mean for women's history.
Category: History

Luck And The Irish

Author : Robert Fitzroy Foster
ISBN : 9780195179521
Genre : History
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At the same time, the position of women in Irish society has been transformed, with the growth of feminism, a revolution in sexual attitudes, far more women in the work force, the ascendancy of President Mary Robinson, and the movement of women to front-rank Cabinet posts - all of which have put the position of Irish women ahead of that in many European nations." "Everyone curious about the recent past, the burgeoning present, and the unclear future of Ireland will want to read this book."--BOOK JACKET.
Category: History

Encyclopedia Of British And Irish Political Organizations

Author : Peter Barberis
ISBN : 0826458149
Genre : Great Britain
File Size : 39.34 MB
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This major, authoritative reference work embraces the spectrum of organized political activity in the British Isles. It includes over 2,500 organizations in 1,700 separate entries. Arrangement is in 20 main subject sections, covering the three main p
Category: Great Britain

Rail Versus Road In Ireland 1900 2000

Author : Michael Collins
ISBN : STANFORD:36105029495624
Genre : Bus lines
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In 1900 the railways enjoyed an unrivalled monopoly but, within a few years, first urban electric tramways and then bus competition, offered a challenge that had to be faced. This book charts the uneasy relationship between rail and road transport in both parts of Ireland. It details all major reports and enquiries into public transport in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland with pointers to ow transport policy might develop in the 21st century.
Category: Bus lines