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Unexpectedly a Republic

When

Thursday, April 18, 2019, 18:00

Where

Academy House, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Tickets

Full price €6 Concession (student, retired, unemployed) €3 Members email info@ria.ie
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A panel discussion on the 70th anniversary of Ireland becoming a republic.

Addressing questions like - Why did Ireland become a republic in 1949? Was it deliberately planned in advance? What impact did it have on Ireland, Northern Ireland, and the Anglo-Irish relationship? Was the change real or symbolic? Is it a significant anniversary and should it be commemorated nationally? If so, how?

Opening remarks by An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, TD

With contributions from: Caroline Costello (Court of Appeal Judge and grand-daughter of John A Costello).

Panel:

  • David McCullagh (RTE) Chair
  • Senator Ivana Bacik (Trinity College Dublin)
  • Ciara Meehan (University of Hertfordshire)
  • Ronan McGreevy (Irish Times)
  • Maurice Fitzpatrick (author and film-maker)

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