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.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 53m. Bisher sind 69 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein zweiwöchentlich erscheinender Podcast

recommended podcasts

S3 Episode 1: Women in Politics

In this first episode of Season 3, we explore the fascinating story of Irish women in politics from 1916 to the present day. We ask why women –  integral to the foundation of the state – almost disappeared from the country’s political l


 2019-03-28  59m

Bonus Live Show: The London-Irish Diaspora

This St Patrick’s Day weekend we’re bringing you a bonus live show! Tim comes to you from the Museum London, where he speaks to journalist Séamas O’Reilly and historian Danielle Thom about the London-Irish Diaspora, past and present. We’ll also hear abou


 2019-03-12  53m

Live show! Ireland and America: the long romance

The Irish Passport’s first live show takes on the issues of race, politics and history between Ireland and the United States. We hear the backstage gossip from St. Patrick’s Day at the White house from RTÉ broadcaster Caitríona Perry, author


 2019-02-15  1h21m

Halfpints preview: Brexit, the border and Irish unity

A sneak preview of a bonus episode published to thank our Patreon supporters. Hear the full episode at How has Brexit transformed the debate on Irish unification? We hear from locals in Northern Ireland on why a referendum o


 2019-01-29  1m

S2 Episode 13: Nationalism

It’s the Season 2 finale of the Irish Passport Podcast, and we’re taking on Irish Nationalism. Naomi interviews Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald about her concept of progressive Irish nationalism, and why she believes its anti-colonial r


 2019-01-26  1h8m

S2 Episode 12: The Mysterious Eviction

Strange things are happening in Co. Roscommon, where a controversial eviction has set the internet on fire. Who were the unidentified men who ejected an elderly family from their farm house last week? Why do ex-British soldiers appear to be involved?


 2018-12-18  42m

Halfpints: Brexit chaos

Brexit chaos has turned British politics upside down for the last few weeks. What’s actually going on and should you care? Naomi and Tim lay out what are the UK’s realistic options, what the various factions actually want, and how it all rela


 2018-12-05  50m

S2 Episode 11 Irish Politics and the Civil War

Ireland’s main political parties are not split on a traditional left-right model, but instead represent different sides of a bloody civil war in the 1920s. But why is this war spoken about so little today? Could it be that its memory is too painful


 2018-11-21  1h5m

Halfpints: Why the poppy divides Ireland

A hundred years since the end of the First World War, the remembrance poppy remains a controversial symbol in Ireland. Why? Writer Kylie Noble explains what the poppy meant to her as a child growing up in Fermanagh in Northern Ireland, and how she reconc


 2018-11-11  27m

Halfpints: Ireland elects a president

Ireland votes for president on Friday October 26. Naomi and Tim break down the drama of the campaign.  Featuring dragons, horses, and car-crash interviews (literally). We hit the campaign trail on the streets of Dublin, ask Sinn Féin candidate Liadh Ní R


 2018-10-20  4m