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The Last Word With Matt Cooper

Should History Be Compulsory For The Junior Cert?

Donald Trump made a major historical blunder in his Independence Day speech when he stated that Amer...
Sarah Stacey
Sarah Stacey

6:08 PM - 8 Jul 2019



The Last Word With Matt Cooper

Should History Be Compulsory For The Junior Cert?

Sarah Stacey
Sarah Stacey

6:08 PM - 8 Jul 2019

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Donald Trump made a major historical blunder in his Independence Day speech when he stated that American forces "took over the airports" during the US War of Independence in the late 18th century.

Do incidents such as these highlight a general lack of understanding of history?

In our Monday debate, we asked whether history should be a compulsory subject for the Junior Cert.

We were joined by historian Brian Hanley, Aoife O'Donoghue, Professor of International Law and Global Governance in Durham Law School, and Fianna Fáil education spokesman Thomas Byrne.

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