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Hidden Histories: Ireland's Response to the Refugee crisis of 1950's

This week, the world has watched the events in Afghanistan in horror. The Irish government has an...

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13.00 22 Aug 2021


Hidden Histories: Ireland's Response to the Refugee crisis of 1950's



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13.00 22 Aug 2021


This week, the world has watched the events in Afghanistan in horror. The Irish government has announced that the country will accept around 200 refugees from the war-torn country.

However, Ireland’s historical relationship with refugees fleeing war is complex.

It's defined by the acceptance of relatively small numbers, given our own size and historic economic woes. In the 1950's, the world found itself in major crisis, as some 200,000 people fled from Hungary.

A nationwide revolt against the Soviet-supported government created panic amongst the civilian population, but how did those who made it to Ireland fare?

Donal Fallon joined Gavan for another edition of Hidden Histories to discuss.

 

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