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On an equal footing: Ireland at the League of Nations 1923-1946

On an equal footing: Ireland at the League of Nations 1923-1946

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In partnership with the National Archives and Department of Foreign Affairs based on records from the National Archives.

In September 1923 Ireland joined the League of Nations: the global organisation created after World War One to oversee international security and disarmament, which was the forerunner of the United Nations. This book explores and evaluates the 23 years of Ireland’s membership of the League, up to its dissolution in 1946, using a chronological and thematic approach. It is illustrated with more than 80 images, including documents, photographs and ephemera, taken from the National Archives and other collections.

Key questions that this book seeks to answer include: What was the League of Nations? Who was involved in it? How did the League impact Ireland? How did Ireland act within the League? What was the significance and legacy of League membership?

Based on up-to-date scholarship, this book provides a visual history of Ireland’s participation in the first multinational organisation that independent Ireland joined.

On an equal footing with all: Ireland at the League of Nations, 1923-1946 accompanies the exhibition of the same name, which is presented by the National Archives in partnership with the Royal Irish Academy and the Department of Foreign Affairs. It is supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media as part of the Decade of Centenaries programme.

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Publication Date:October 04, 2023

Number of pages:136

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