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Cleavage in Ireland and integration in Europe Mallon, Catherine Mary


The object of this study is to examine the implications a new united states of Europe could have for a divided island such as Ireland. The purpose is to assess the extent to which "Project 1992" has affected, directly or indirectly, a member of the European Community (EC), for which there is separate representation for its northern and southern parts. Specifically, the discussion will be related to the Single European Act (SEA) and its 1992 deadline and the possible consequences for the Irish political scene. Membership of the EC, it is suggested, currently provides the island of Ireland, with major opportunities to make real progress. The potential is there to greatly improve Ireland's present troubled circumstances, if the Irish themselves wish to do so.

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