Was the Great Famine a Genocide?
This subject needs little by way of an introduction. It is one of the most controversial debates in Irish history. It continues to overshadow relations with our nearest neighbour – Great Britain. In the 1840s one million Irish people died and another million famine refugees fled the island. The Irish population fell by 25% in less than a decade.
Over the past 25 years calls for the Great Famine to be defined as a genocide have gained in popularity. In this podcast I tackle the issue head on answering whether British government policy and their actions in Ireland in the 1840s were genocidal.
“From the creator of the Irish History Podcast comes the story of Modern Ireland and its people written in death”