Episode 10 - Paul Rouse - Ireland, 1912-1985: Politics and Society
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To mark our 10th episode, we have UCD historian Paul Rouse. Paul is a former manager of Offaly Football and is a regular contributor on Off The Ball.The book Paul has chosen is JJ Lee’s ‘Ireland, 1912-1985: Politics & Society’. The book details the formative years of the Irish state, the key figures during that time, and the significant events.Paul talks about the importance of history. How he first came to enjoy and have a passion for the subject. His enthusiasm for history is infectious. He explains the book and his love of history impeccably throughout the podcast.
Bloody Sunday 1920: Paul Rouse, Anne Dolan and Diarmaid Ferriter
100 years ago this 21 November, over 30 people were killed in three separate events: the assassination of British intelligence agents by Michael Collins’ Squad in the morning, the shooting in reprisal of civilians at a match in Croke Park in the afternoon, and the torture and killing of Dick McKee, Peadar Clancy and Conor Clune at Dublin Castle that night. History is turning its gaze on violence and its effects during this turbulent period. In this episode, two eminent historians enlighten us about new perspectives on what happened that day. Paul Rouse, Professor at the School of History at University College Dublin and Anne Dolan, Associate Professor of Modern History at Trinity College Dublin are joined in conversation with Diarmaid Ferriter, Professor of Modern Irish History at University College Dublin. This talk was recorded in front of a live audience in September 2020 as part of Galway International Arts Festival's Autumn Edition. More: https://www.giaf.ie/festival/event/bloody-sunday-1920
On this week's show, Spindles and Megan talk to the organisers of the Sci Fi Ball at this year's historic 21st event. You can read our review of the weekend and there's a full album of pictures on our facebook page for you to sift through and tag yourselves. Details of our forthcoming book launch event can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/events/726617574102569 We'll be back soon with another episode, but don't forget you can get the latest updates from The Wonky Spanner by following us on twitter: https://twitter.com/TheWonkySpanner or on our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TheWonkySpanner. Until then, goodnight internet, whenever you are.