Join us on a literary world trip!
Add this book to bookshelf
Grey
Write a new comment Default profile 50px
Grey
Subscribe to read the full book or read the first pages for free!
All characters reduced
A Woman's Place is in the Cabinet - Women Ministers in Irish Governments 1919 - 2019 - cover

A Woman's Place is in the Cabinet - Women Ministers in Irish Governments 1919 - 2019

Maedhbh Mcnamara

Publisher: Sea Dog Books

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0

Summary

Between 1919 and 2019, just 10 per cent of those who have held senior ministerial positions in that 100 years have been women, totalling 19 women politicians.
The women ministers have been high achievers in politics. They are trailblazers and, for the most part, have left a substantial  legislative legacy.  They fought the same political battles as men and made a considerable contribution to Irish life. 
This book addresses the contributions they have made.

Other books that might interest you

  • Heroic Failure: Brexit and the Politics of Pain - cover

    Heroic Failure: Brexit and the...

    Fintan O'Toole

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    A fierce, mordantly funny and perceptive book, from the author of Ship of Fools, about the act of national self-harm known as Brexit.In exploring the answers to the question 'why did Britain vote leave?', Fintan O'Toole finds himself discovering how trivial journalistic lies became far from trivial national obsessions; how the pose of indifference to truth and historical fact has come to define the style of an entire political elite; how a country that once had colonies is redefining itself as an oppressed nation requiring liberation; the strange gastronomic and political significance of prawn-flavoured crisps and their role in the rise of Boris Johnson; the dreams of revolutionary deregulation and privatisation that drive Arron Banks, Nigel Farage and Jacob Rees-Mogg; and the silent rise of English nationalism, the force that dare not speak its name.
    Show book
  • The Promise and the Dream - The Untold Story of Martin Luther King Jr and Robert F Kennedy - cover

    The Promise and the Dream - The...

    David Margolick

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    “A fascinating, elegiac account” of the bond between two of the Civil Rights Era’s most important leaders—from the journalist and author of Strange Fruit (Chicago Tribune).   With vision and political savvy, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy set the United States on a path toward fulfilling its promise of liberty and justice for all. In The Promise and the Dream, Margolick examines their unique bond, both in life and in their tragic assassinations, just sixty-two days apart in 1968. Through original interviews, oral histories, FBI files, and previously untapped contemporaneous accounts, Margolick offers a revealing portrait of these two men and the mutual assistance, awkwardness, antagonism, and admiration that existed between them.   MLK and RFK cut distinct but converging paths toward lasting change. Even when they weren’t interacting directly, they monitored and learned from one another. Their joint story, a story each man took pains to hide during their lives, is not just gripping history but a window into the challenges we continue to face in America.   Complemented by award-winning historian Douglas Brinkley’s foreword and more than eighty revealing photos by the foremost photojournalists of the period, The Promise and the Dream offers a compelling look at one of the most consequential but misunderstood relationships in our nation’s history.  
    Show book
  • A Macat Analysis of Kenneth N Waltz’s Theory of International Politics - cover

    A Macat Analysis of Kenneth N...

    Riley Quinn, Bryan R. Gibson

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    Kenneth Waltz’s Theory of International Politics created a “scientific revolution” in international relations, starting two major debates. In the 1980s it defined the controversy between the neorealists, who believed that competition between states was inevitable, and the neoliberals, who believed that states could co-operate with each other. As the debate wound down with the end of the Cold War in the 1990s, a more fundamental, second debate began: Is it possible to treat international relations as a science?
    
    Waltz aimed to answer the question: “If changes in international outcomes are linked directly to changes in actors, how can one account for similarities of outcome that persist or recur even as actors vary?” Taking a unique approach, Waltz did not look at any one unit within the system—avoiding discussions of any particular state or political leader. Instead, he examined the system itself.
    Show book
  • Outrage Inc - How the Liberal Mob Ruined Science Journalism and Hollywood - cover

    Outrage Inc - How the Liberal...

    Derek Hunter

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    From Derek Hunter—one of the most entertaining political writers today—comes an insightful, alarming look at how progressives have took over academia, pop culture, and journalism in order to declare everything liberal great, and everything great, liberal. 
    Progressives love to attack conservatives as anti-science, wallowing in fake news, and culturally backwards. But who are the real denialists here? 
    There are three institutions in American life run by gatekeepers who have stopped letting in anyone who questions their liberal script: academia, journalism, and pop culture. They use their cult-like groupthink consensus as "proof" that science, reporting, and entertainment will always back up the Democrats. They give their most political members awards, and then say the awards make their liberal beliefs true. Worse, they are using that consensus to pull the country even further to the left, by bullying and silencing dissent from even those they've allowed in. 
    Just a few years ago, the media pretended they were honest brokers. Now a CNN segment is seven liberals versus a sacrificial lamb. MSNBC ate their sacrificial lamb. Well, Chris Matthews did. Tired of being forced to believe or else, Derek Hunter exposes the manufactured truths and unwritten commandments of the Establishment. With research and a biting, sarcastic wit, he explains:The growing role of celebrities in the political world, and movies with a "message" that dominate awards season, but rarely the box office.The unquestioning reporting on "studies" that don't prove what they say they prove.The hidden bias of "fact-checking," when the media cherry picks which facts they check.Celebrity scientists like Bill Nye and Neil deGrasse Tyson blending liberal activism with pretend expertise outside their fields. 
    Clever, controversial, and convincing, Derek Hunter's book gets to the root of America's biggest cultural war lies.
    Show book
  • The Functions of Government - cover

    The Functions of Government

    Dapray Muir

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    The Functions of Government is a book about what governments do–not their philosophy, not how they operate, not how they get appointed, but rather what governments generally do and have done throughout history. It explores the origins of government and the various issues that gave rise to governments and how different countries addressed them. It will attempt to show how much various governments, despite differences in form and philosophy, have in common.
    While certain functions appear to be more fundamental than others--defense more important than communications; health more important than trade regulation--what functions require communal attention vary according to the place and times.
    Whether a government should provide health care, build railroads, and regulate banks are matters for politics; this book is about matters that governments commonly do address or have addressed in the past. It attempts to draw examples from around the world, as well as examples from ancient and medieval history.
    Show book
  • American Conservatism: History Beliefs and Impact - cover

    American Conservatism: History...

    Gregory L. Schneider

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    In this insightful history course, you will take a deeper look at Abraham Lincoln's powerful presidency and the war that shook America 150 years ago. Presented by award-winning professor Dan Monroe (PhD, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign), these lectures brim with fresh insights about the greatest American president.Raised in Kentucky and Indiana by a father who did not value education, Lincoln had only one year of formal education. Rented out for day labor by his father, the young Lincoln gained insight into the injustices of slavery and would go on to become a self-educated lawyer.After examining his colorful legal adventures and improbable ascendancy to the presidency, you will gain an historian’s insight into the causes of the Civil War. You will explore the war’s surprising first year, the chaos of the first battle at Bull Run, the emergence of George McClellan, and the dramatic success of Confederate arms under General Robert E. Lee. With fresh insight, you will probe Lincoln’s decision to embrace emancipation and explore the reasons behind this game-changing policy change. Examine Lincoln’s unforgettable speech at Gettysburg in 1863, wherein he upheld the Declaration of Independence as the key founding document of the United States of America.Finally, you will explore civil liberties in both the Union and the Confederacy during the war, the emergence of Ulysses S. Grant, and Lincoln’s memorable reflections on the conflict in his Second Inaugural Address, delivered shortly before his tragic and untimely death.You will relish each lecture as you gain a deeper understanding of Abraham Lincoln and the American Civil War.
    Show book