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A New History of Ireland, Volume VIIreland Under the Union, II: 1870-1921$
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W. E. Vaughan

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199583744

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583744.001.0001

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Administration and The Public Services, 1870–1921

Administration and The Public Services, 1870–1921

(p.571) Chapter XX Administration and The Public Services, 1870–1921
A New History of Ireland, Volume VI


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This chapter examines the historical developments in public administration and public services in Ireland during the period from 1870 to 1921. It discusses the launch of an open competitive examination for entry into the civil service and the Irish Civil Service Committee's (ICSC) fight against the tripartite division of the civil service. The chapter also highlights the increased activities of the local government board and the department of agriculture during the war, the establishment of the ministry of food and ministry of national service in 1917, and the creation of the department of education in 1920.

Keywords:   public administration, public services, Ireland, civil service, ICSC, local government board, department of agriculture, ministry of food, national service, department of education

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