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British policy, Ireland & the Outbreak of War - Prof. Ronan Fanning

Posted 10/09/2014

Ronan Fanning, Professor Emeritus of Modern History at UCD, discusses the impact of the outbreak of the First World War on Britain's approach to the Irish question. 

He discusses the role of the key figures: British Prime Minister, Herbert Asquith, Irish Party leader, John Redmond and unionist leader, Edward Carson.

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