The Irish Famine has been given many names, each conjuring up an image of the event: The Great Hunger, Black ’47, The Great Starvation and so on. The horror of the event seems so long ago but similar events appear daily in our news headlines.» Read more
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Amid the War of Independence / Anglo-Irish War, 1919-1921; the political situation in Ireland was volatile following Sinn Fein’s decision to set-up an alternative parliament from London. The Westminster government responded by sending auxiliary forces to Dublin, referred to as the Black and Tans.» Read more
The Irish economy has changed considerably since Ireland entered the European Union in 1973, with the United Kingdom and Denmark. Back then it was by far the poorest nation in Europe. The amount of capital in the economy per head of population – or GDP – was just 67% of the EU average and unemployment hovered around 20%.» Read more