Independent news has never been so important.

Did you know that you can get Democracy Now! delivered to your inbox every day? Sign up for our Daily News Digest today! Don't worry, we'll never share or sell your information.

Ireland, Colonialism, and The Famine

Listen
Media Options
Listen

Today is St. Patrick’s Day and millions of people of Irish descent will be throwing parades and parties to celebrate the day. But what tends to get lost in the all the hoopla is the political history of Ireland and the struggles that are still going on today.

Today on Democracy Now, we’re going to take a look at one of the seminal moments in Irish history — the Irish potato famine — and get a broad overview of how colonialism has affected Irish culture and society as a whole.

Related Story

StoryMar 17, 1997Potato Famine Was Genocide
The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to democracynow.org. Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.

Non-commercial news needs your support

We rely on contributions from our viewers and listeners to do our work.
Please do your part today.
Make a donation
Top