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# The Famine

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# The Famine
President Higgins speaks on Covid, events in the Middle East as part of National Famine Commemoration
Higgins called the famine a defining moment for Ireland, saying that it unleashed a “cataclysmic period” of Irish history
# Trevelyan
Trichet's Corn: Yanis Varoufakis says the ECB are as bad as the British during the Famine
Charles Trevelyan is one of the most vilified figures in Irish history but Varoufakis sees parallels in the ECB’s Jean-Claude Trichet.
# stop the presses
World's first newspaper interview may have been with Irish woman during famine
Bridget was interviewed by one of the many journalists sent from London to find out if the famine was actually as bad as the Irish press was making out.
# hungry
Channel 4's proposed sitcom about The Famine called 'insulting' and 'ignorant'
But the Irish-produced series – called Hungry – has been defended by other comedians.
# 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.