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Download The Irish Sweep: A History of the Irish Hospitals Sweepstake, 1930-87 epub

by Marie Coleman




The Irish Hospitals Sweepstake, initially established to provide money for voluntary hospitals in Dublin, provided funding for Irish hospitals for over fifty years. But that was not the whole story. This book reveals scandals, skullduggery, and gangsterism, which all played their part in the sweepstakes, exposing the blind eyes that were turned to its shortcomings and exploring the extent to which these failings ultimately damaged the Irish health services by postponing necessary reforms.
Download The Irish Sweep: A History of the Irish Hospitals Sweepstake, 1930-87 epub
ISBN: 1906359407
ISBN13: 978-1906359409
Category: Other
Subcategory: Humanities
Author: Marie Coleman
Language: English
Publisher: Univ College Dublin Pr (February 1, 2010)
Pages: 318 pages
ePUB size: 1243 kb
FB2 size: 1542 kb
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 914
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NI_Rak
I have to admit a personal reason for buying this. book as one of the protagonist is my Grandfather.Its good to read a well researched book, rather than the other more sensationalist efforts. The Sweep was a phenomenon its time, popular with everyone, a bit like the lotto now. It helped fund many hospitals, which the flegling new Irish State could ill afford. Its honest with its summary of when greed became involved as time went on. A well researched volumn for anyone intrrested in the Irish Sweep.
FLIDER
Fascinating. Note that print is very small. I think my dad would enjoy the book, but the print is too small.