The Irish Passport
By Naomi O'Leary and Tim Mc Inerney
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A podcast on Irish culture, history and politics by Naomi O'Leary and Tim Mc Inerney. We bring you the backstory to today's news at a moment of geopolitical upheaval with plenty of lighthearted moments. It's your passport to Ireland.
||CleanEpisode 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||16 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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||26 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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||12 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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||28 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: The Knowledge Gap||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 investigate the phenomenon by comparing the history courses t||21 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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||14 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: UK election special – what is the DUP||After the shock UK election result, what you need to know about Northern Irish politics.||9 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: The Border||Our pilot episode looks at political geography on the island of Ireland — what’s the difference between North and South? How did it get to be that way, and what is the future of the Irish border now that one part of the island is leaving the EU? We ta||7 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|