About

The Irish Passport is a podcast about the culture, history and politics of Ireland, by Naomi O’Leary and Tim Mc Inerney.

Each episode teases out how history and tradition has shaped the Ireland of today.  We will look at issues as diverse as the border question, the Irish language, the struggle for independence, as well as the financial rollercoaster of recent years, and what being a citizen of modern Ireland can mean for different people.

We would like to make our story of Ireland as broad and inclusive as we can, so we would love to hear from you if you have any suggestions or comments for the podcast.

Tim Mc Inerney is a lecturer in British and Irish cultural history at the Université Paris VIII, where he researches the links between race and noble tradition. He lectures in 18th-, 19th- and 20th-century history, and is currently working on the production of a monograph. For more information, see his website.

Naomi O’Leary is a journalist who has reported from Ireland, Italy, France, the UK and the Netherlands. Her specialty is in-depth reporting at the point where politics and economics hit the lives of ordinary people. Her recent short documentary, Granite and Chalk, won the ‘Spirit of 1916’ prize at the Dublin Animation Film Festival. For more information, see her website.