1997: Britain-Ireland Potato Famine

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British Prime Minister Tony Blair expresses regret for English indifference to the plight of the Irish people during the Potato Famine of the 1840s.

To: 
Ireland
From: 
Britain
Year of Apology: 
1997
Footnote: 
Lyall, Sarah. “The Irish Famine and the English.” New York Times. June 8, 1997; Brown, Andrew. “Insincere Apologies.” World Press Review. October, 1997.