"Ireland, Green and Sad"

March 1957
New Republic;3/18/57, Vol. 136 Issue 11, p5
This article discusses basic problems Irish republic is facing. The two major parties, Eamon de Valera's Fianna Fail and Sean costello's Fine Gael have been providing alternate governments for the 19 years of independence and the country's basic problems remain as far from solution as ever: the rising tide of unemployment, now approaching 100,000; the continuing record emigration, draining Ireland of manpower at the rate of 50,000 persons a year; and the economic crisis caused by an adverse balance of payments, a stagnant national income, and insufficient productivity.


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