Basil Chubb

Life
English-born Professor of Political Science, TCD; flew for RAF in World War II and returned from German prisoner of war camp; issued The Government and Politics of Ireland (OUP 1971), pp.364; The Constitution of Ireland (Dublin: IAP 1966; Institute of Public Adminstration [3rd Edn.] 1970).

[ top ]

Quotations
‘British influence is strikingly clear and all-pervasive’; ‘Geography and history combine to make the British influence the most important in determining the pattern of Irish political thought and practice … the substitution of the English language for Irish was especialy important in this respect.’; ‘[I]f the ability to scan all one’s neighbours and not to be oriented on one alone is a sign of a truly independent people, and if the recognition and pursuit of international interests is the mark of a truly independent state, there are some grounds for speculating whether, for all our sovreignty, Ireland should be thought of as in practice no more than a detached province of the United Kingdom.’ Government and Politics, cited in Seán de Fréine, The Great Silence, Mercier 1978.)

[ top ]