Bill Fahey – Comment to Irish Times
Why do scholars and others refer to the great starvation in Ireland, 1845-51, as a famine ? Famine means an absence of food causing starvation at a specific area. Food was being produced in Ireland and exported during all the years when people were dying of starvation and related diseases. The victims deserve to have an accurate description of this man made horrific event which caused their deaths and suffering.