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#Irish Famine

From TheJournal.ie National commemoration day for the Great Famine set for May 2019 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.

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.”

From TheJournal.ie Calls for a fixed date in the year to remember Ireland's Great Famine Commemorations This post contains a poll

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

The current commemorations do not have a specific date.

From TheJournal.ie PHOTOS: Tracing the footsteps of one of the Great Famine's darkest chapters 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.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Are we being overly sensitive about C4's Famine sitcom? Hungry

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.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Famine 'Tribunal' to probe if it was crime against humanity 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.

From TheJournal.ie What has happened to Ireland's workhouses? 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.

From TheJournal.ie BBC presenter Paxman hits out at Tony Blair over potato famine 'apology' The Famine This post contains videos

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.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Here’s the real problem with the world economy Opinion

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.