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# Great Famine

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# State Papers
British concerned Ireland could 'exaggerate' 1997 Famine apology to draw parallel with Bloody Sunday
Tony Blair received a ‘warm’ welcome for the apology made in Cork in 1997.
# Great Famine
Commemoration of the Great Famine to take place in Arizona
Josepha Madigan said the event will recognise the ongoing role of the Irish diaspora and Irish-Americans in Arizona.
# quebec
Minister calls for memorial for Irish Famine shipwreck victims after remains found on beach
The remains were from the Carricks ship that left County Sligo in 1847.
Sebastian Barry: Fragment of a coffin ship journal, author unknown
The truth is my father was ashamed of our emergency, he was a proud man that had worked his quarter acre like a Trojan. Now he was nothing.
# Australia
Great Famine commemoration to take place in Melbourne
Josepha Madigan said the event will give an opportunity to pay tribute to the young Irish women who travelled from workhouses here to Australia.
# Remembrance
National commemoration day for the Great Famine set for May 2019
The memorial day is due to be held over the third weekend in May every year.
# Oklahoma
Varadkar to thank Choctaw Nation for support during Famine
The Taoiseach is travelling to the US next week.
# Remembrance
Ireland looks set to get a national commemoration day for the Great Famine
The day put forward is the second Sunday in May every year.
# Trevelyan
Trichet's Corn: Yanis Varoufakis says the ECB are as bad as the British during the Famine
Charles Trevelyan is one of the most vilified figures in Irish history but Varoufakis sees parallels in the ECB’s Jean-Claude Trichet.
# Commemorations
Calls for a fixed date in the year to remember Ireland's Great Famine
The current commemorations do not have a specific date.
'Germany is taking in 800,000 refugees, were Ireland proportionally as welcoming, we would take in 40,000'
Donal O’Keeffe writes about ‘The week since Aylan Kurdi’s death woke the world and shamed us all’.
# the missing 1490
PHOTOS: Tracing the footsteps of one of the Great Famine's darkest chapters
In May 1847, 1,490 people from Strokestown, Co Roscommon set out for Canada. Less than half of them made it there.
Opinion: Are we being overly sensitive about C4's Famine sitcom?
The Famine itself wasn’t funny, but a comedy based in that era might be.
# Famine
Scientists have figured out what caused the Irish Famine
The fatal pathogen was uncovered in dried potato plant samples that were over 120 years old.
Column: Festivities and trauma – St Patrick’s Day celebrations in the American Civil War
On St Patrick’s Day 150 years ago, the Union Irish Brigade took time out from the American Civil War to embark on a day of celebrations. The ensuing festivities have passed into American Civil War legend, writes Damian Shiels.
# An Gorta Mór
Glasgow to erect famine memorial
The city’s council approved a motion unanimously to erect the memorial to victims of the Scottish and Irish famines of the 19th century.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Sunday
Your round-up of the day’s biggest stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…
# Famine Memorial
Great Famine victims remembered at national commemoration
Taoiseach linked Ireland’s ‘generational memory’ about Famine years to the country’s fight against root causes of hunger.
# Remembering
Schoolchildren plan a minute of silence for Great Famine victims
This weekend is the official State commemoration of the Great Famine.
# GM trials
GM potato trials could be held in Carlow
The Agriculture and Food Development Authority, Teagasc, is seeking a licence to grow GM potatoes in order to examine the potential impact on Irish ecosystems.