Meenan, James F. 'The impact of the war upon Irish economy'. - Dublin: Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland,Vol. XVI No. 3, 1939/1940, pp17-28
Journal of The Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland Vol. XVI No. 3 1939/1940
The European war has given rise to many speculations, generally
vague but almost always gloomy, upon its probable effects on Irish
economic life. It is certain that the war
has already brought about changes in our trade; but with the discontinuance
of the publication of many statistics it is now impossible
to estimate exactly their degree or trend. A far greater degree of
speculation is introduced by the uncertainty of the future course of
the war. Obviously it must affect our position greatly if the more
powerful neutrals are drawn into it. It must affect us also if it
becomes impossible to transport raw materials; or if the demands
of belligerents become so great that even our modest needs cannot be
granted. It will affect us even more greatly if the internal transport
of our only market were to be dislocated.
The trend of our taxation, our unemployment policy, our housing
policy, of our production and standard of living both during and
after the war must depend upon the determination of these issues.
Read before the Society on Thursday, January 25th 1940
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