Thomas; you are referring to the Irish Famine. Perhaps some four million died. In any event a historical tragedy. Most landowners were English Lords sitting and doing nothing while the Irish died. It’s odd how we can easily despise other countries like France and still maintain a pleasant relationship with the English. France helped us defeat the British in the War of Independence. Later, inspired by our Democracy, gave us the Statue of Liberty. The Brits went on to burn down the White House in the War of 1812 and drag our country into two World Wars. History is a bastion of information and most don’t know and don’t care.