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We walk the streets of hate that in our hearts remain our streets of dreams regardless We keep a castle of resolve and light high above the lough’s embrace. It is for us to mark how hatred draws the borders round the common cage of these exploited; these twins who

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Teacher and troublemaker, Des O’Hagan was a founder of the Civil Rights campaign and a giant of the Republican movement. Ultan Gillen recounts an unusual life.

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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.

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detail from anti communist poster showing red flag over irish tricolour
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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

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Bob Purdie, who died this weekend (November 30th 2014), dedicated his life to left-wing politics, and he is being mourned by his many friends on the Irish left. Bob, whose interest in Northern Ireland had been stimulated by discussions with members of Clann na hÉireann in Glasgow in the early

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A most remarkable man died on 11th August in the townland of Cromane in Co Kerry. Paddy O’Callaghan spent his life striving to make a society where everyone would be treated with respect and dignity. He was involved in so many areas of life and in an incredible number of

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Noel Harris, who died in August, spent his adult life as a trade union official in Belfast, Dublin and London. He came to politics as a young man through the Northern Ireland Communist Party. Although of non-Catholic background he was active in the early and middle 1960s in bringing the

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The death of Workers’ Party member Arthur ‘Art’ McMillen on 6th September 2014 marked the end of a long life dedicated to democratic, secular and socialist politics. Art was born in Ton Street in the Lower Falls, a street that truly deserved its nickname ‘Red Row’. The McMillens were one

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Marie Aideen Pittion, who died in July after a long illness was a health worker and political activist. She inherited a strong political interest from her father, Joseph Francis Kelly, a 1916 veteran. Pittion’s political awareness grew when, working in Harcourt Street Children’s Hospital, she discovered the dire poverty affecting

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