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Ireland -- Social conditions

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View Resource National Development Plan

Throughout the 1990s, Ireland experienced phenomenal growth in the emerging fields of information technologies (including such sectors as website design), and was dubbed the Celtic Tiger, due to its economic success. The country envisions a strong development plan for the coming years, hence the reason for this very site. Ireland's National Development Plan involves an investment of over...
View Resource Heritage Council

Ireland has a great deal of historic material culture to preserve, especially when one considers its history and patterns of human settlement over the preceding millennia. In 1995, the Heritage Council was established under the Heritage Act of 1995 with a primary role "to propose policies and priorities for the identification, protection, preservation and enhancement of the national heritage....
View Resource Ireland's Department of the Environment, Community & Local Government

The origins of Ireland's contemporary Department of the Environment, Heritage & Local Government can be traced back to the passing of the country's Poor Relief Act of 1838. Today, the Department has a broad mandate, and is responsible for a host of highly coordinated policy strategies that include nuclear safety, planning, local governance, and preservation programs. From the Department's...