Local government finance in Ireland

a preliminary survey. by Walker, David

Publisher: Economic Research Institute in Dublin

Written in English
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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

SeriesEconomic Research Institute. Paper no. 5, Paper (Economic Research Institute (Ireland)) ;, no. 5.
LC ClassificationsHC257.I6 E3 no. 5
The Physical Object
Pagination42 p.
Number of Pages42
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Open LibraryOL5714290M
LC Control Number70274914

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Research fellow, Institute of Local Government Studies, University of Birmingham * Lecturer in Department of Political Theory and Institutions, University of Liverpool * Lecturer in Department of Public Administration, University.().

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