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 Definition "The failure of the potato crop from 1845-1852 in Ireland, which, coupled with food exports, led to mass starvation and emigration." [d] [e]
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I need someone to neutralise this

I think there is some bias in this article which literally poured out of me as I wrote it. The major issues here are:

A) Government economic policy was not favourable to disaster relief - does my wording need changing?

B) The Catholic Churches well documented lack of active relief work - Am I being a bit too harsh here?

There are others as well, so it may need some altering here and there (Never mind several grammer mistakes I'm seeing everywhere) Denis Cavanagh 12:51, 2 September 2007 (CDT)

About to do a copyedit for spelling and grammar. On a) and b) - at first reading, it looks ok to me. Sources and references would obviously be good. Anton Sweeney 16:35, 2 September 2007 (CDT)


The article is heavy on government responses, but light on the famine itself. I will add more details. Richard Jensen 21:35, 3 September 2007 (CDT)


I added the legacy section, though I'd appreciate input on it. Blame was attributed, and it's a controversial thing even today. The Famine had knock-on effects which directly influenced events in Ireland as a whole and Northern Ireland specifically for around 150 years. I haven't looked for any sources for this, though I'm sure some can be found. If anyone knows of experts who specifically postulate this theory, I think it does need a citation. --Mal McKee 18:10, 15 May 2008 (CDT)