Reputations deals with six controversial Irish historical figures. The idea is an extension of the ground-breaking lecture course, ‘Contesting History’, conducted by the Trinity College History Department in the 2004-05 academic year.
Each week two historians discuss the merits/demerits of various figures from Irish history. They act rather like a prosecution and a defence barrister in a legal case and present arguments for and against the historical reputations of the six chosen figures. Myles Dungan presents the series and the series consultant is Prof. Thomas Bartlett of UCD.
This week: Daniel O’Connell : The Liberator of the Great Comedian?
Tom Bartlett and Kevin Whelan offer divergent views on the champion of Catholic Emancipation.
Monday June 24 2013 at 2.30pm on RTÉ Radio 1 Extra