Easter Monday special:
After last year’s Sackville St Special, Liveline is going back a century once again.
The phone boxes are full; the lines are jammed; and the people of 1917 Ireland are waiting to Talk to Joe. But what’s on their minds?
– One year on from the Easter Rising, a young lad has climbed up the GPO and raised a tricolor on its roof. We hear from Sackville Street, where police are struggling to cut it down.
– A riot is breaking out across Dublin’s north inner city.
– Children are dying from poisoned milk.
– Morality police are prowling the streets.
– The U boat campaign is cutting off supplies to Ireland. Food prices soar, soup kitchens are opened, and the people are told to eat less meat.
All that and much more – including vintage ads, descendants’ stories and the music of 1917
RTÉ Radio 1, Monday 17 April, 1.30-3pm