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Historical Article
Mervyn O'Driscoll
2018
February
Rewriting the history of Ireland's economic revolution
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William Norton, T. K (Kenneth) Whitaker, West Germany, industrialisation, Foreign Direct investment, FDI, Sean Lemass, modernisation, OEEC, UK, Germany
Before Lemass, Whitaker and US multinationals, Labourís William Norton and West German firms laid the foundations for the modern Irish economy
The narrative surrounding the origins of Irelandís modernisation is flawed. TK (Kenneth) Whitaker and SeŠn Lemass are commonly extolled for securing Irelandís emergence from the ďDark DecadeĒ of mass emigration and economic stagnation (the 1950s). Yet under close scrutiny any notion of a supposed Whitaker-Lemass economic revolution is seriously defective.
Dublin
Irish Times
https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/rewriting-the-history-of-ireland-s-economic-revolution-1.3408553
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