A century on from one of our darkest years, this talk will focus on the Civil War climate and the challenges that war and it’s conclusion presented, politically, economically, socially and culturally. It will also reflect on how we have commemorated the revolutionary decade and the ongoing relevance of the revolution’s legacy. Diarmaid Ferriter is Full Professor and Chair of Modern Irish History at UCD and author of numerous books, including The Transformation of Ireland 1900-2000 (2004), Judging Dev (2008), Occasions of Sin: Sex and Society in Modern Ireland (2009), Ambiguous Republic: Ireland in the 1970s (2012), The Border: The Legacy of a C entury of Anglo-Irish Politics (2019) and Between Two Hells: The Irish Civil War (2021). He is a regular television and radio broadcaster and a weekly columnist with the Irish Times. In 2019 he was elected a member of the Royal Irish Academy.
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