The Irish Passport

Irish culture and current affairs with the historical backstory that explains it all. Presented by journalist Naomi O Leary and lecturer Tim Mc Inerney, this is your passport to Ireland.

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Ireland v. Coronavirus


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The election that changed history


A seismic result has emerged in Ireland’s election: the left-wing nationalist Sinn Féin are the most popular party, sweeping away the traditional dominance of Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil for the first time in the history of the republic. What


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Rise of the right: what Ireland can learn. With political scientist Cas Mudde


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