The bright wave: Irish migrants in Britain in the 1980s

Greenslade, Liam
December 1992
Labour History Review (Maney Publishing);Winter92, Vol. 57 Issue 3, p23
Academic Journal
This article presents the summary of the paper, the Bright Wave: Irish Migrants in Britain in the 1980s, presented at the Irish in British Labour History conference, held on March 21, 1992 in Liverpool, England. This paper was concerned with the economic, demographic, social and health conditions of people of Irish birth and descent living in Britain during the first half of the 1980s. The paper contended that any analysis, irrespective of its particular frame of reference, is inadequate unless it addresses itself to the causal role of colonialism in Irish migration and the constraining effects this discourse had on the strategies and avenues open to Irish people in British society either in the past or the present.


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