The Irish Passport

Described as "brilliant" by the Guardian and "peerless" by Slugger O'Toole, The Irish Passport has smashed into international podcast charts with its fun blend of Irish current affairs with the history and culture needed to understand them. Presented by journalist Naomi O'Leary and lecturer Tim Mc Inerney, it's your passport to Ireland.

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S2 Episode 5: After the Eighth. Ireland repeals abortion ban

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Halfpints: Northern Ireland’s stake in the abortion referendum

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S2 Episode 4: Ireland’s Abortion Referendum: Information Warfare

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S2 Episode 3: 1916 and the Invention of Ireland

The rebellion of a raggedy band of teachers, nurses and poets sent shock waves around the world and changed Ireland forever. But why does the Easter Rising of 1916 still cause controversy? Naomi and Tim introduce the countess, the grocer’s daughter


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A tale of powerful matriarchs, fearsome warriors, and supernaturally potent bullocks from Ireland’s ancient past. What’s not to love? Naomi and Tim take on the Táin Bó Cúailnge, a tale of cattle-raiding derring-do from before Christianity mad


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S2 Episode 2: St. Patrick’s Day Special

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Episode 13: The Invisible War

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Episode 12: Away with the Fairies

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