Unformatted text preview: They wanted to be treated the same in the workplace, education, politics and sports. The birth control pill was introduced to women in the 1960s. There was a huge impact on society when this happened. It had granted women sexual freedom and allowed them to control when and if they wanted to have children. Ireland in the sixties was drab. The Catholic Church still held authority, there was even a clause in the Irish Constitution, since removed, which recognised the special position of the Catholic Church. Unemployment was high, with many people taking the boat to the UK or the US. In the later years of the sixties, Ireland began to become more liberal. Economically, things improved, and with the availability of BBC TV, Irish people could see for themselves how others lived. When Ireland joined the Common Market (EU) in the early seventies, things changed. Some people even think for the better....
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- Spring '11
- Republic of Ireland, Second Vatican Council