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Eamonn McKee

Eamonn McKee is ambassador of Ireland to Canada and is based in Ottawa.

Opinion | BY EAMONN MCKEE | March 2, 2023
A series of statues in Dublin, titled 'Famine' by Norma Smurfit. The Great Irish Famine of 1845-1851 was a product of imperial rule in Ireland. It provoked a massive exodus of native Irish. In 1847, more than 106,000 fled to Canada, 20 per cent of whom died en route. They were refugees, not immigrants. Photograph courtesy of Flickr/William Murphy
Opinion | BY EAMONN MCKEE | March 2, 2023
Opinion | BY EAMONN MCKEE | March 2, 2023
A series of statues in Dublin, titled 'Famine' by Norma Smurfit. The Great Irish Famine of 1845-1851 was a product of imperial rule in Ireland. It provoked a massive exodus of native Irish. In 1847, more than 106,000 fled to Canada, 20 per cent of whom died en route. They were refugees, not immigrants. Photograph courtesy of Flickr/William Murphy