Introduction 1. Sociology and Catholic social movement in an independent Irish State 2. Facing facts: the empirical turn of Irish Catholic sociology in the 1950s 3. US Aid and the creation of an Irish scientific research infrastructure 4. The institutionalisation of Irish social research 5. Social research and state planning Conclusion Index
Peter Murray is Lecturer in Sociology at Maynooth University, Ireland Maria Feeney has lectured in Sociology and Education at Maynooth University, Ireland
'It makes excellent use of original archival research to offer new and revised perspectives, the essence of good social-science research, of which Peter Murray and Maria Feeney, of Maynooth University, are admirable and hardworking practitioners.' Diarmaid Ferriter, University College Dublin, The Irish Times July 2017 -- .