Ronan McGreevy (Journalist from the Irish Times)
8th December 8pm Free
Ireland and the First World War
Ronan is the author of “Wherever the Firing Line Extends : Ireland and the Western front” (2016)
He is also commissioned to write the official account of the 2016 commemorations. His book on the Western front has a chapter on the Tyneside Irish and deals with the impact the war had on Ireland and the Irish abroad.
Specifically he describes how so many Irish soldiers were hidden from history until recently.