There has been a recent flurry of academic and popular work on the Great Famine, the highlight of which has undoubtedly been the publication of the monumental Atlas of the Great Irish Famine.
Now Radio 1 has produced a four-part series presented by Myles Dungan, which is also available as podcasts. I've listened to the first two programs, and they are well worth a listen. The second, on whether Britain should be held responsible, is particularly interesting.
The famine was surely the most significant event in modern Irish history and continues to impact on the country today. I suspect that discussion was curtailed to an extent as a result of the tensions of the northern troubles. The recent increased interest in the period is to be welcomed.