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Episode Two: The Present

Amid Brexit, Zoe Lyons grabs her shiny new Irish passport and returns to her roots. What does it mean to belong somewhere, and will the Motherland welcome her with open arms?

Amid Brexit, comedian Zoe Lyons grabs her shiny, newly issued Irish passport and returns to her roots. In these tumultuous times, what does it mean to belong somewhere, and will the Motherland welcome her back into the fold with open arms?

After recalling cherished memories of her Irish childhood in the previous episode, Zoe now delves a little further into the Ireland of today. Travelling from Cork city, through Dunmore East, Greystones and north to Dublin, she meets with Irish citizens who are both native and adopted, but who all share a passionate love for the Emerald Isle they call home.

Where does Ireland see itself in the world today, where is it headed, and has Zoe's trip inspired her to embrace her Irish roots and be a part of its future?

An Impatient production for BBC Radio 4

28 minutes

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Wed 3 Oct 2018 11:30

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