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Poor Relief in Ireland, 1851-1914

Mel Cousins

This book examines the provision of poor relief in Ireland from the immediate aftermath of the Famine in the mid-nineteenth century to the onset of the Great War in 1914, by which time the Poor Law had been replaced by a range of other policy measures such as the old-age pension and national insurance. The study establishes an empirical basis for studying poor relief in this period, analysing over time the provision of indoor and outdoor relief and expenditure levels, and charts regional variations in the provision of poor relief. The author goes on to examine a number of issues that highlight political and social class struggles in relation to the provision of poor relief and also considers in fascinating detail the broader role of the Poor Law and the Boards of Guardians within local communities.

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Bibliography Parliamentary papers Report of the Poor Law Commissioners, on medical charities, Ireland…, HC 1841 session 1 [324] xi, 1 Return of the number of Magistrates, Elected and Ex-Of ficio, on each Board of Guardians… in Ireland, HC 1843 (347), xlvi, 583 Report of the Select Committee of the House of Lords on the Laws relating to the Relief of the Destitute Poor… in Ireland, HL 1846 [694], xxiv, 1 Report by Captain Spark relative to charges of proselytism in workhouse of Dingle Union, 1851 (427) xlix, 173 Second Annual Report of the Commissioners for Administering the Laws for Relief of the Poor in Ireland…, HC 1854 [1759] xx, 219 Eight Annual Report of the Commissioners for Administering the Laws for Relief of the Poor in Ireland, HC 1854–5 [1945] xxiv, 523 Twelfth Annual Report of the Commissioners for Administering the Laws for Relief of the Poor in Ireland, HC 1859 Session 2 [2546] xi, 317 Return of Number of Attendances at Board of Commissioners for Administering Laws for Relief of Poor in Ireland, 1847–59, HC 1869 p147] lviii, 871 Thirteenth Annual Report of the Commissioners for Administering the Laws for Relief of the Poor in Ireland, HC 1860 [2546] xxxvii, 327 Report from the Select Committee on Poor Relief (Ireland), HC 1861 (408), x, 1 Sixteenth Annual Report of the Commissioners for Administering the Laws for Relief of the Poor in Ireland, HC 1863 [3135] xxii, 341 Twenty-first Annual Report of the Commissioners for Administering the Laws...

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