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The Easter Rising: 100 Years On

Tom Sutcliffe discusses the 1916 Easter Rising with Ruth Dudley Edwards, Heather Jones, David Rieff and Fintan O'Toole.

On Start the Week Tom Sutcliffe looks back a hundred years to Easter Rising of 1916. Ruth Dudley Edwards explores the lives of Ireland's founding fathers and questions how they should be remembered, while Heather Jones places this historical moment in the context of the Great War. David Rieff praises forgetting in his study of the uses and abuses of historical memory, and its often pernicious influence on the present. And the Irish commentator Fintan O'Toole examines the present fortunes of a country once famed as the Celtic Tiger.
Producer: Katy Hickman.

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43 minutes

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Mon 14 Mar 2016 21:30

Ruth Dudley Edwards

Ruth Dudley Edwards is an author and journalist.

The Seven: The Lives and Legacies of the Founding Fathers of the Irish Republic is published by Oneworld.

Heather Jones

Dr Heather Jones is a specialist in First World War Studies.

The Easter Rising 1916 will be broadcast on Friday 18 & Friday 25 March at 11.00am on Radio 4.

Fintan O'Toole

Fintan O’Toole is a columnist and literary editor of The Irish Times.

David Rieff

David Rieff is a journalist and author.

In Praise of Forgetting: Historical Memory and Its Ironies is published by Yale University Press.


Role Contributor
Presenter Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest Ruth Dudley Edwards
Interviewed Guest Heather Jones
Interviewed Guest David Rieff
Interviewed Guest Fintan O'Toole
Producer Katy Hickman