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Regions Within a Region: The Paradox of the Republic of Ireland

Michael Holmes and Nicholas Reese

in The European Union and the Regions

Published in print May 1995 | ISBN: 9780198279990
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599552 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/019827999X.003.0010
 Regions Within a Region: The Paradox of the Republic of Ireland

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The Republic of Ireland counts for the purposes of EU regional policy as a single region. This has permitted the government to maintain a very centralized system, although there have been pressures to allow at least a form of adminstrative regionalization.

Keywords: Ireland; regions; regional policy

Chapter.  5737 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: European Union

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