Independent Ireland IRL

Happy St Patrick’s Day to you! You’ll probably see a lot of green and bad jokes about Guinness today.. But what do you really know about the history of the Emerald Isle?

Close to 100 years ago the beginnings of the Irish nationalist movement started in a bloody attempted coup. It kicked off a fierce political struggle for independence that took much of the 20th century to achieve.

Jeff Kildea, Adjunct Professor of Irish Studies at UNSW joined us this morning.

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