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On 12th May 1916 James Connolly was executed by fir­ing squad in Kilmainham Jail, Dublin. Seriously wounded during the Easter Rising, he was tied to a chair to face his executioners. Workers’ Party President Michael Finnegan believes the Citizens’ Army leader’s legacy is vitally important today.  James Connolly was shot

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Sandra Conlon on an international seminar of communist and workers’ parties on the struggle for women’s rights It’s a long way from Ireland to Azerbaijan, yet a seminar of communist and workers’ parties held in Brussels on March 26th 2010 saw women from twenty four countries give voice to their

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Kevin Brannigan reports This season’s all-island Setanta Cup ended with Pat Fenlon pick­ing up his fifth title as Bohemians manager with his side overcoming Dublin rivals St. Patrick’s Athletic at Tallaght Stadium. The 2009/10 Setanta Cup was the fifth instalment of the cross-border competition and the fourth year in a

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Mark Hoskins reviews ‘The Good Thief’, which runs at the ‘Theatre Upstairs’ until April 24th. There’s something particularly Irish about the one man play. The fact that Connor McPherson’s The Good Thief is a noir tale of gangsters, betrayal and a femme fatal doesn’t change this one bit. The conversational nature of

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Mark Hoskins reviews 2008 Austrian heist thriller, Revanche, showing this month at Dublin’s IFI. The title conjures up images of a high octane thriller where Mel Gibson frantically tracks down the ruthless gang who murdered his family. Revanche however, written by acclaimed Austrian playwright Götz Spielman, tends more towards Greek

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Historian Brian Hanley writes on the history of the Irish Republican Congress. Nearly eighty years ago, left-wing republicans founded an organisation, which although short-lived, would leave a lasting effect on Irish socialism.

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Kurt Jacobsen writes on the memory of his friend and comrade, Internationalist-Socialist, Bill Leahy (1933 – 2009).

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Sean Garland remembers his life-long comrade Tomás Mac Giolla, “despite the passing of time it will be many a long day before we forget Tomás MacGiolla and his unique and lasting contribution to our Party and society”.

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Veteran socialist Seán Garland, 76, faces extradition to the United States on the basis of untested allegations compiled by the US intelligence services during the government of George W. Bush.

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