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#Great Famine

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British concerned Ireland could 'exaggerate' 1997 Famine apology to draw parallel with Bloody Sunday
# State Papers
# State Papers

British concerned Ireland could 'exaggerate' 1997 Famine apology to draw parallel with Bloody Sunday

Dec 29th 2020, 8:26 AM 45,392 Views 60 Comments

Tony Blair received a ‘warm’ welcome for the apology made in Cork in 1997.

Commemoration of the Great Famine to take place in Arizona
# Great Famine
# Great Famine

Commemoration of the Great Famine to take place in Arizona

Nov 1st 2019, 6:15 AM 15,067 Views 23 Comments

Josepha Madigan said the event will recognise the ongoing role of the Irish diaspora and Irish-Americans in Arizona.

Minister calls for memorial for Irish Famine shipwreck victims after remains found on beach
# Quebec
# Quebec

Minister calls for memorial for Irish Famine shipwreck victims after remains found on beach

Jun 10th 2019, 10:57 AM 28,316 Views 83 Comments

The remains were from the Carricks ship that left County Sligo in 1847.

Sebastian Barry: Fragment of a coffin ship journal, author unknown
# Opinion
# Opinion

Sebastian Barry: Fragment of a coffin ship journal, author unknown

Mar 23rd 2019, 8:00 PM 20,037 Views 17 Comments

The truth is my father was ashamed of our emergency, he was a proud man that had worked his quarter acre like a Trojan. Now he was nothing.

Great Famine commemoration to take place in Melbourne
# Australia
# Australia

Great Famine commemoration to take place in Melbourne

Aug 31st 2018, 2:53 PM 14,182 Views 53 Comments

Josepha Madigan said the event will give an opportunity to pay tribute to the young Irish women who travelled from workhouses here to Australia.

National commemoration day for the Great Famine set for May 2019
# Remembrance
# Remembrance

National commemoration day for the Great Famine set for May 2019

May 3rd 2018, 6:10 AM 14,582 Views 65 Comments

The memorial day is due to be held over the third weekend in May every year.

Varadkar to thank Choctaw Nation for support during Famine
# Oklahoma
# Oklahoma

Varadkar to thank Choctaw Nation for support during Famine

Mar 9th 2018, 10:00 AM 41,155 Views 198 Comments

The Taoiseach is travelling to the US next week.

Ireland looks set to get a national commemoration day for the Great Famine
# Remembrance
# Remembrance

Ireland looks set to get a national commemoration day for the Great Famine

Feb 7th 2017, 7:56 PM 18,412 Views 172 Comments

The day put forward is the second Sunday in May every year.

Trichet's Corn: Yanis Varoufakis says the ECB are as bad as the British during the Famine
# Trevelyan
# Trevelyan

Trichet's Corn: Yanis Varoufakis says the ECB are as bad as the British during the Famine

Oct 4th 2016, 11:40 AM 17,808 Views 83 Comments

Charles Trevelyan is one of the most vilified figures in Irish history but Varoufakis sees parallels in the ECB’s Jean-Claude Trichet.

Calls for a fixed date in the year to remember Ireland's Great Famine
# Commemorations
# Commemorations

Calls for a fixed date in the year to remember Ireland's Great Famine

Jul 8th 2016, 6:15 AM 17,810 Views 89 Comments

The current commemorations do not have a specific date.

'Germany is taking in 800,000 refugees, were Ireland proportionally as welcoming, we would take in 40,000'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Germany is taking in 800,000 refugees, were Ireland proportionally as welcoming, we would take in 40,000'

Sep 7th 2015, 3:45 PM 205 Views 321 Comments

Donal O’Keeffe writes about ‘The week since Aylan Kurdi’s death woke the world and shamed us all’.

PHOTOS: Tracing the footsteps of one of the Great Famine's darkest chapters
# The Missing 1490
# The Missing 1490

PHOTOS: Tracing the footsteps of one of the Great Famine's darkest chapters

Apr 23rd 2015, 12:18 AM 14,721 Views 35 Comments

In May 1847, 1,490 people from Strokestown, Co Roscommon set out for Canada. Less than half of them made it there.

Opinion: Are we being overly sensitive about C4's Famine sitcom?
# Hungry
# Hungry

Opinion: Are we being overly sensitive about C4's Famine sitcom?

Jan 19th 2015, 1:00 PM 405 Views 105 Comments

The Famine itself wasn’t funny, but a comedy based in that era might be.

Scientists have figured out what caused the Irish Famine
# Famine
# Famine

Scientists have figured out what caused the Irish Famine

May 21st 2013, 10:48 AM 22,089 Views 76 Comments

The fatal pathogen was uncovered in dried potato plant samples that were over 120 years old.

Column: Festivities and trauma – St Patrick’s Day celebrations in the American Civil War
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Festivities and trauma – St Patrick’s Day celebrations in the American Civil War

Mar 17th 2013, 8:15 AM 231 Views 13 Comments

On St Patrick’s Day 150 years ago, the Union Irish Brigade took time out from the American Civil War to embark on a day of celebrations. The ensuing festivities have passed into American Civil War legend, writes Damian Shiels.

Glasgow to erect famine memorial
# An Gorta Mór
# An Gorta Mór

Glasgow to erect famine memorial

Sep 14th 2012, 5:27 PM 6,521 Views 23 Comments

The city’s council approved a motion unanimously to erect the memorial to victims of the Scottish and Irish famines of the 19th century.

The Daily Fix: Sunday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Sunday

May 13th 2012, 7:26 PM 3,576 Views 0 Comments

Your round-up of the day’s biggest stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…

Great Famine victims remembered at national commemoration
# Famine Memorial
# Famine Memorial

Great Famine victims remembered at national commemoration

May 13th 2012, 3:00 PM 3,818 Views 27 Comments

Taoiseach linked Ireland’s ‘generational memory’ about Famine years to the country’s fight against root causes of hunger.

Schoolchildren plan a minute of silence for Great Famine victims
# Remembering
# Remembering

Schoolchildren plan a minute of silence for Great Famine victims

May 10th 2012, 7:15 AM 1,792 Views 37 Comments

This weekend is the official State commemoration of the Great Famine.

GM potato trials could be held in Carlow
# GM Trials
# GM Trials

GM potato trials could be held in Carlow

Feb 28th 2012, 2:15 PM 3,962 Views 54 Comments

The Agriculture and Food Development Authority, Teagasc, is seeking a licence to grow GM potatoes in order to examine the potential impact on Irish ecosystems.