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Minimum star rated: 1 2 3 4 5. Please enter details of your search Please amend your search to refresh results. Get social — for daily inspiration and updates from the island of Ireland, follow us! Ireland remained neutral in World War II. In , De Valera was defeated by John A. Costello, who demanded final independence from Britain. The Republic of Ireland was proclaimed on April 18, , and withdrew from the Commonwealth. From the s onward two antagonistic currents dominated Irish politics.
One sought to bind the wounds of the rebellion and civil war. The other was the effort of the outlawed Irish Republican Army and more moderate groups to bring Northern Ireland into the republic. Under the First Programme for Economic Expansion — , economic protection was dismantled and foreign investment encouraged. This prosperity brought profound social and cultural changes to what had been one of the poorest and least technologically advanced countries in Europe. In the presidential election, Mary Robinson was elected the republic's first woman president.
The election of a candidate with socialist and feminist sympathies was regarded as a watershed in Irish political life, reflecting the changes taking place in Irish society. Irish voters approved the Maastricht Treaty, which paved the way for the establishment of the EU, by a large majority in a referendum held in In , the Irish and British governments signed a joint peace initiative the Downing Street Declaration , which affirmed Northern Ireland's right to self-determination.
A referendum on allowing divorce under certain conditions—hitherto constitutionally forbidden—was narrowly passed in Nov. In , hope for a solution to the troubles in Northern Ireland seemed palpable.
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