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Crowdfunding the Revolution: The Dáil Loan and the Battle for Irish Independence

29 November , 3:00 pm 4:00 pm GMT


Patrick O’Sullivan Greene

In Conversation with Ronan McGreevy

Join Irish Times journalist, author of numerous historical works, and videographer, Ronan McGreevy, in conversation with award-winning equity analyst, Chartered Accountant, and author, Patrick O’Sullivan Greene. In the apt surrounds of the National Library of Ireland, they will discuss Patrick’s new book, Crowdfunding the Revolution: The Dáil Loan and the Battle for Irish Independence (Eastwood), which recounts the audacious financial planning of the revolutionary Irish government during the War of Independence as they sought to fund a counter-state in defiance of British rule in Ireland, and establish a national bank. With both men well-versed in Irish history, this is sure to be an enlightening and engaging event.

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Patrick O’Sullivan Greene

Patrick O’Sullivan Greene, from Killarney, Co. Kerry, has been an activist investor for almost twenty years, is an award-winning equity analyst, and is a qualified Chartered Accountant. More interested in business than pure finance, he expresses his entrepreneurial spirit through roles as a co-founder, director, mentor, and sometimes investor, in start-up companies. Patrick has worked in Dublin, London, New York and France.

Ronan McGreevy

Ronan McGreevy is an Irish Times journalist and videographer. He is the author of Wherever the Firing Line Extends: Ireland and the Western Front. In 2018 he was made a chevalier de l’ordre des arts et des lettres by the French Government for his work on the First World War. He was the editor of Centenary, the official State book on the Easter Rising commemoration and the editor of Was it for This: Reflections on the Easter Rising, an anthology of commentary on the Rising from the pages of The Irish Times. He is the editor of two eBooks based on The Irish Times archives: ‘Twas Better to Die: The Irish Times and Gallipoli 1915-2015 and The Mad Guns: Reflections on the Battle of the Somme 1916-2016. He is the presenter of the full-length documentary United Ireland: How Nationalists and Unionists Fought Together in Flanders.

This is a pre-recorded online event