Poor Relief in Ireland, 1851-1914 Paperback – 1 Aug 2011
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-This work represents an important addition to Irish social history, makes a significant contribution to current understandings and debates surrounding the Irish Poor Law, and will be the first port of call for many working in the general field of Irish welfare history.- (Donnacha Sean Lucey, Reviews in History 07/2012)"
About the Author
Mel Cousins is the author of The Birth of Social Welfare in Ireland, a study of the development of the welfare system in twentieth-century Ireland, and of a number of articles on the Poor Law and related issues. He lectures in the history of social policy at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth and has previously lectured at Trinity College Dublin.
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