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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Episode 12: Away with the Fairies

Just below the surface of modern Ireland, a parallel world exists with its roots in pre-Christian belief. Irish fairies aren’t like Tinkerbell – they’re more like a supernatural mafia. So be careful what you say, because as the story go


 2017-11-15  55m

Episode 11: Abortion

Ireland has one of the strictest abortion laws in Europe. Banned unless the woman’s life is in serious danger, it carries a 14-year prison sentence. Rumblings of change are beginning, but some a campaign could open up ugly political fault lines. Wh


 2017-10-25  57m

Episode 10: The Irish Slaves Myth

Have you ever heard that the Irish were slaves? If so, you may have been targeted with political propaganda. Naomi speaks to actress and writer Azie Dungey about how Irish history is being abused for a political agenda in the United States, while Tim ask


 2017-09-28  1h2m

Episode 9: The Great Hunger

Ireland’s great famine was the worst peacetime disaster in 19th century Europe. It shaped both Ireland and the world. And it remains such a political bombshell that people still can’t agree on what to call it. We explore the hidden history of


 2017-09-06  1h9m

Episode 8: The Brexit Irish

Applications for Irish passports surged in the last year, largely from people in Britain and Northern Ireland. Who are the new ‘Brexit Irish’? We meet them in this new episode and hear their motivations for claiming their Irish identity. We a


 2017-08-16  59m

Episode 7: Ireland and Europe

Ireland and Europe: what is Ireland’s future in the EU now that its neighbour the United Kingdom is leaving? Is the so-called Irexit at all realistic? We explore Ireland’s relationship with the continent now and in the future and unpick why I


 2017-07-25  1h2m

Episode 6: Elites

Who are Ireland’s elites? That question was once easily answered, but not since independence upended the entire social order! In this episode Naomi visits a castle in Dublin that has been the home of one family for 35 generations — and finds


 2017-07-13  1h7m

Episode 5: The Catholic Church

For decades, Ireland was synonymous with Catholic state control - but the last 30 years have seen a new cultural climate take hold in the country, and a furious backlash has broken out against the legacies of the Churchs institutional stranglehold. Well


 2017-06-27  1h19m

Episode 4: Britain’s ‘Knowledge Gap’ about Ireland

Recent politics have revealed a common lack of knowledge about Ireland and Northern Ireland in the Britain at a time when it is of vital strategic importance. What is behind the blind spot? We call this phenomenon ‘The Knowledge Gap’, and inv


 2017-06-22  52m

Episode 3: The Irish Language

Irish: a rare and ancient language that is spoken from the streets of Canada to the corridors of power in the European Union. This episode delves into why the language is such a powerful national symbol for Ireland, its fraught history, and how its still


 2017-06-14  50m