Behaviour of the youth of Ireland was intended to conform. The policies of subsidiarity were intended to create a conformed society to local tradition. The state began to step in after independence and one of the results was the provisions of moral codes that were created through state based Acts. Many of the Acts were defined by gender as women were targeted for their sense of conformity and morality. The concept of moral fortitude was placed on the female gender which included conforming to the practice of marriage. Being unmarried was enough to be subject to punishment under the state based morality programs.
The following paper will discuss the changes that have occurred concerning youth and community in Ireland since the time that independence was gained. Community is an important part of how society is defined in Ireland with subsidiarity being a form of control in which local communities define how they will solve their problems and handle their anti-social elements. Through the development of locality in relationship to soical control, the youth of different regions are acculturated through various ideas about social construction. On a national level, the development of youth as a social group has given rise to a number of issues that must be addressed. While there has been a series of problems associated with the concept of youth and adolescence, the overall advantages to acknowledging and working with developmental theories on childhood and adolescence has been a benefit to the development of contributing adults.
According to John Keane (2009, p. 1) writes that ” civil society meant a realm of social life – market exchanges, charitable groups, clubs and voluntary associations, independent churches and publishing houses – institutionally separated from territorial state institutions”. In other words, the civil society is the