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Session 1

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1. The Act of Union which abolished the Irish Parliament had ruinous consequences for the Irish economy and society. Comment on this.
Consider this: Dublin was the 'second city' of the British Empire in the 18th century, with her own Parliament and wealthy merchant class. By 1900 she was reduced to being one of the poorest and slum-ridden cities in Europe.

2. "Unionism and Nationalism are opposite sides of the same historical coin." Both were brought into being by the same socio-political forces and events. Please discuss this.


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