Poverty in Ireland-The politics of poverty

SMALL FARMERS have been the predominant political force in Ireland for sixty years. At the end of tl1e nineteenth century the British government instituted a policy of encouraging the development of small titleholders in land. It rightly foresaw that they would be the conservative backbone of Ireland. By John Feeney, Dan Ruddy and Vincent Browne. Published in Nusight, November 1969.