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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Returning diaspora, repeat referendums and loyalists in a United Ireland: it’s a listener questions episode!

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Halfpints: Ellen Coyne on Women’s Healthcare

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