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David McCullagh: Crown and Harp: From Free State to Republic

September 16, 2023 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


How much freedom did the Treaty really give? Why did it lead to a Civil War? And how did successive Irish Governments dismantle it to allow Ireland to emerge on the world stage? Featuring: wading through blood; a country with no ships at a naval conference; Éamon de Valera supporting true love; and deadly insults at a State Banquet.

David McCullagh is an accomplished journalist and author, his insightful contributions to the field of media. With a distinguished career spanning decades, he has established himself as a trusted voice in Irish news and current affairs. As a former political correspondent for RTÉ, McCullagh’s astute analysis and engaging storytelling engages audiences. He has authored several critically acclaimed books, delving into pivotal moments in Irish history with meticulous research and compelling narratives.

Sponsored by: Petria McDonnell


September 16, 2023
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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