In late 1919, a British cabinet committee chaired by Walter Long introduced what would become the Government of Ireland Act which led to the partition of Ireland. The panel will discuss the impact of this decision, will look at how the British came to this policy and the immediate ramifications it had for the people of Ireland.
Cormac Moore is Historian in Residence with Dublin City Council and author of the recently published Birth of the Border: The Impact of Partition in Ireland
Myrtle Hill is a visiting research fellow in the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics in Queen’s University Belfast
Robert Lynch teaches history in Glasgow and is the author of The Northern IRA and the early years of partition, 1920–22 and The Partition of Ireland, 1918–1925
Margaret Ward is an honorary senior lecturer in history at Queen’s University Belfast and author of Fearless Woman: Hanna Sheehy Skeffington and the Irish Revolution
Barry Sheppard is a Belfast-based historian, and the host of History Now on Northern Visions Television
Booking not required.