MEHR Seminar: Eoin McLaughlin, University of Edinburgh, 'Culture, Conflict and Cooperation: Irish dairying before the Great War Revisited'

Abstract: What determined dairy cooperation in early twentieth century Ireland? Was the propensity to cooperate influenced by culture and political strife, economic considerations such as an existing commercial dairy industry, or combination of both? We revisit this issue and argue that culture and political strife were not important determinants of dairy cooperation in Ireland rather it was influenced by a pre-existing commercial dairy industry.