Year ‘21

Episode 15: The First PM

April 10, 2021

Edward Carson may have been the man many associate with the birth of Northern Ireland but behind him all the way was the “granite-faced” figure of Sir James Craig. Once it became clear that Ireland would split, Carson retired from frontline politics. Enter the Ulsterman who reflected the view of many unionists in the new state. Tara and Declan explore how he came to be in that position and how he modelled Northern Ireland in his own image.

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