The Irish famine: everything you wanted to know

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The Irish famine: everything you wanted to know

Sunday, 28 November

Christine Kinealy answers listener questions on the devastating famine that struck Ireland in the mid-19th century


Christine Kinealy answers listener questions on the causes and consequences of the devastating famine that struck Ireland in the mid-19th century. Speaking to Ellie Cawthorne, she also discusses whether we should call it a “famine”, the role of aid and migration in the crisis, and if the British government can be blamed for what happened. 


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