Italia 90

Colm Tóibín and Eamon Dunphy in conversation with Mark Duncan

Available now to watch online, or listen on the First Thought podcast

Ireland’s participation in the soccer World Cup in Italy in 1990, 30 years ago, was a defining time for the country, leading to community bonding, national pride and general elation.

Jack Charlton, alas no longer with us, became an object of national veneration for getting us so far in the competition before Italy put a stop to our gallop. The Irish fans distinguished themselves as fans and revellers; even when we lost, we won.

Colm Tóibín and Eamon Dunphy were there as journalists, and they had an interesting time!

In this First Thought Talk, they are interviewed by Mark Duncan, Director of Century Ireland and co–curator of the forthcoming exhibition on Italia 90 at the Little Museum of Dublin.

Colm Tóibín and Eamon Dunphy participated in this event via video.

Autumn 2020 First Thought Talks are now streaming on GIAF's First Thought Podcast.

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