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For decades youngsters have chased the dream of professional football success in Britain, but would it be better for them – and the development of Irish football – if there was greater regulation at home, Frankie Lally reports. Every year many youths travel to Britain with hopes and dreams of

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The ‘Hard Working Class Heroes’ festival (HWCH) has become an important fixture on the Irish music calendar in recent years, showcasing the talents of over 100 emerging bands and artists from across Ireland. This year’s festival took place October 7th – 9th across a variety of venues in Dublin City;

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The fourth Anti-Racist World Cup (AWRC) took place in Belfast during June, attracting over 700 international guests and locals for a weekend of sport, debate and music, writes Bernard O’Reilly. Festivities kicked off on Friday night, June 16, with interna¬tional guests enjoying a film and talk on Charles Donnelly, the

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In the 100 years since the Socialist International established International Women’s Day the women’s movement has come a long way, but a long road remains to be travelled, according to Amanda Richards. Within Ireland women have won key rights in their workplace and their homes; martial rape is now defined

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In a work for our times, documentary maker Brian O’Flaherty has interviewed a vast array of historians, political commentators and writers to examine the life of revolutionary James Connolly, writes Fiona Mac Donald. They discuss Connolly’s key writings and his vision of what an independent Ireland could achieve. Among the

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Donal O’Falluin reviews the Abbey’s new version of one of its most controversial plays, Sean O’Casey’s The Plough and the Stars. “It appears certain that Nationalism has gained a great deal and lost a little by its union with Labour in the Insurrection of Easter Week, and that Labour has

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Sam McGrath reports on the third annual commemoration of George Brown, who fell fighting fascism during the Spanish Civil War. “The decision by over 45,000 Volunteers to serve in the International Brigades was one of the most striking affirmations of the human spirit in the modern era, where former opponents

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UNITE came into being in 2007 through the merger of existing trade unions. It is the biggest union in Britain with over 2 million mem­bers. Its Irish region membership numbers 60,000 north and south, under the leadership of Regional Secretary Jimmy Kelly, who Kevin Brannigan interviewed for Look Left. Jimmy

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Kurt Nikolaisen explains the purpose of Love Music Hate Racism Ireland. Love Music Hate Racism (LMHR) is a music-oriented cam­paign by the Anti-Nazi League and Unite Against Fascism in the UK. The campaign involves concerts aimed at spreading an anti-racist message. It follows in the tradition of the 1970s Rock Against Racism

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56 years after its first per­formance in the 50 seater Pike Theatre, The New Theatre: Dublin (66 seater) will honour the spirit of Brendan Behan by once again staging a huge theatrical work in a small intimate space.  The play is set in Mountjoy Jail on the day and night

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