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Sam McGrath takes us through the highlights of a highly entertaining night of culture and politics in Dublin.

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The story of the Republican Congress’s success in bringing together many of the best socialist and republican activist in Ireland into one organisation for a few months in the 1930s is to be critically revisited in a new documentary this summer. LookLeft discussed ‘The Republican Congress’ with its producer and

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Florian Schui Published by Yale University Press   One of the few sections of the economy that has seen growth over the last five years has been the industry in books on ‘Austerity’. Florian Schui’s Austerity: The Great Failure is a welcome but curious addition to the literature. Austerity considers the role

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Patrick Cockburn – Published by OR Books   In this new book, released mere weeks after ISIS’s stunning capture of Mosul and Tikrit, veteran journalist Patrick Cockburn uses the rise of ISIS to present his analysis of the Syrian Civil War, the viability of Iraq as a nation-state and the consequences

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Therese Caherty reports on a new exhibition containing artifacts from the Irish women’s movement   Gathering the history of the 8th Amendment into one room is no mean feat. So said feminist and LGBT activist Maura Molloy at the launch of Women to Blame, a multimedia narrative of 40 years

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Vivian Cullen reviews the best progressive documentaries The War on Democracy (John Pilger, 2007) This is a hidden history not of the spread of democracy but rather of empire-building. It catalogues the conquest, direct and indirect results, bloodshed and colonisation of Latin America. A lon-time campaigner against injustice and human rights

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Henry Silke speaks to author Julien Mercille TCD’s Julien Mercille has recently published a much anticipated book looking at the role of the Irish media in the current crisis. Mercille’s work has looked at the Irish media’s treatment of the property market, and found that the media’s hugely favourable view

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Described by one reviewer as “the only folk album that has excited me in quite a long time”, Cold Old Fire is a unique and thrilling contribution to Irish folk by Dublin band Lynched.

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cover of 'Riasing Expectations' book
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It’s easy to become disillusioned with the state of the labour movement.

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