Between Two Hells: The Irish Civil War – Diarmaid Ferriter in Conversation with Ronan McGreevy
October 9 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pmFree
Fine Gael and Fianna Fail, the two parties that grew out of the rival factions, have ruled Ireland since the end of the civil war. It was only in 2019 – almost a century after the conflict – because of Sinn Fein’s electoral success that the two parties could see their way to officially working together. Drawing on completely new sources, Ireland’s most brilliant historian shows how important this tragic war was for understanding Ireland now.
Diarmaid Ferriter has been Professor of Modern Irish History at UCD since 2008. He is a weekly columnist for The Irish Times and in March 2019, was elected a member of the Royal Irish Academy.
Ronan McGreevy is a news reporter with The Irish Times. He is the editor of ‘Centenary, Ireland Remembers 1916’, the official State book recalling the commemorations of 2016.