Posts In Category

History

HistoryLeft DebateNewsOpinion

Martin McGuinness, Political Strategy and the Civil Rights Movement

Read More
Bean na hEireann
HistoryTradition

Constance Markievicz Rosie Hackett Elizabeth O’Farrell Margaret Skinnider Kathleen Lynn

Read More
HistoryTradition

Eoin O’Mahony reports on a discussion with Loyalist ex-prisoners on the memory of 1916.

Read More
HistoryTradition

Historian Brian Hanley critically appraises the 1916 Rising and argues that it should be remembered for what it was, not what we might wish it to have been.

Read More
HistoryTradition

The aims of the Easter Rising are something to commemorate with honour and defend from its detractors, writes veteran socialist activist Sean Garland.

Read More
HistoryTradition

John Jeffries discovers the legacy of John Dowling, a trade unionist and communist from Munster’s revolutionary past.

Read More
Joe Hill painting
HistoryTradition

This year marks the centenary of the execution of trade union activist Joe Hill in the United States. He is perhaps better known on this side of the world as the subject of the folk ballad sung by Luke Kelly.

Read More
HistoryTradition

The war economy in Ireland between 1914 and 1918 changed the lives of many women as well as providing key skills for republicans, according to historian Hugo McGuinness.

Read More
detail from anti communist poster showing red flag over irish tricolour
HistoryTradition

Despite the small number of active communists in 1930s Ireland this did not prevent the emergence of mass anti-communist movements and politicians whipping up ‘red scares’, reports Donal Fallon

Read More
Banner of the Republican Congress, reading Break the Connection with Capitalism
HistoryPromotedTradition

Historian Brian Hanley examines the politics and legacy of one of Ireland’s most iconic Left organisations

Read More