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# Irish Famine

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# famine commemoration
Honour Irish famine victims by ending world hunger, says Taoiseach
Speaking at the annual Famine Commemoration Ceremony, Micheál Martin noted Ireland’s “bitter past” has spurred it to aid other victims of hunger and poverty.
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# Remembrance
National commemoration day for the Great Famine set for May 2019
The memorial day is due to be held over the third weekend in May every year.
# Victoria
British viewers were shocked by the portrayal of the Famine in last night's episode of Victoria
“I wasn’t taught these things, but it’s important history not to be forgotten.”
# Commemorations
Calls for a fixed date in the year to remember Ireland's Great Famine
The current commemorations do not have a specific date.
# the missing 1490
PHOTOS: Tracing the footsteps of one of the Great Famine's darkest chapters
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?
The Famine itself wasn’t funny, but a comedy based in that era might be.
# Famine
Irish Famine 'Tribunal' to probe if it was crime against humanity
New York and Dublin law faculties to test the case, under current international law, against the-then British government for the tragedy in which one million Irish people died.
# workhouse
What has happened to Ireland's workhouses?
Decades after their mass closure by the new Irish Free State, communities are pulling together to save their local workhouse.
# The Famine
BBC presenter Paxman hits out at Tony Blair over potato famine 'apology'
The Newsnight presenter has criticised the former British Prime Minister for his supposed apology for the Irish potato famine.
Column: Here’s the real problem with the world economy
In Ireland and other similar countries, we worry about spending too much. Many people don’t have that luxury, writes economist Ronan Lyons.