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#Great Famine

# great-famine - Tuesday 29 December, 2020

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 45,207 Views 60 Comments

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

# great-famine - Friday 1 November, 2019

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 15,027 Views 23 Comments

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

# great-famine - Monday 10 June, 2019

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 28,203 Views 83 Comments

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

# great-famine - Saturday 23 March, 2019

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 19,986 Views 16 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 - Friday 31 August, 2018

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

Great Famine commemoration to take place in Melbourne

Aug 31st 2018, 2:53 PM 14,132 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.

# great-famine - Thursday 3 May, 2018

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 14,520 Views 65 Comments

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

# great-famine - Friday 9 March, 2018

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 41,097 Views 198 Comments

The Taoiseach is travelling to the US next week.

# great-famine - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

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 18,099 Views 172 Comments

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

# great-famine - Tuesday 4 October, 2016

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 17,749 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.

# great-famine - Friday 8 July, 2016

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 17,756 Views 89 Comments

The current commemorations do not have a specific date.

# great-famine - Monday 7 September, 2015

'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 189 Views 321 Comments

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

# great-famine - Thursday 23 April, 2015

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 14,686 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.

# great-famine - Monday 19 January, 2015

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 364 Views 105 Comments

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

# great-famine - Tuesday 21 May, 2013

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 22,002 Views 76 Comments

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

# great-famine - Sunday 17 March, 2013

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 204 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.

# great-famine - Friday 14 September, 2012

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

Glasgow to erect famine memorial

Sep 14th 2012, 5:27 PM 6,502 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.

# great-famine - Sunday 13 May, 2012

The Daily Fix: Sunday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Sunday

May 13th 2012, 7:26 PM 3,558 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 3,759 Views 27 Comments

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

# great-famine - Thursday 10 May, 2012

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 1,774 Views 37 Comments

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

# great-famine - Tuesday 28 February, 2012

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 3,935 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.