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Banner of the Republican Congress, reading Break the Connection with Capitalism
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Historian Brian Hanley examines the politics and legacy of one of Ireland’s most iconic Left organisations

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Brian Hanley on the politics of the First World War and its commemoration.

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Sean Garland pays tribute to the late Bob Crow.  The news of Comrade Bob Crow‘s sudden death at the age of 52 years on Tuesday 11th March was a devastating shock to the many thousands who were touched by the life of the General Secretary of the RMT Union, over his

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A woman who played a vital role in starting the process of bringing the Catholic Church’s abuse of children into the public sphere, Christine Buckley, was the daughter of a Nigerian medical student and a married Dublin woman. At three weeks of age she was abandoned and grew up in

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Stan Pearce started work at the age of 14 at the Glebe Colliery Washington, in Durham in 1946. On 1st January 1947, as the youngest worker at the Glebe, he unveiled the plaque announcing the nationalisation of the mine. By the 1970s he was a prominent member of the Durham

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Resident historian for the Glasnevin Trust, Shane MacThomáis, died in March at 46 years of age. His entertaining and informative manner brought the history of Glasnevin Cemetery to new audiences. Shane’s commitment to ensuring all those interred there were fittingly remembered saw him championing causes which drew support from all

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Chartist Mural
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Alexander O’Fhailghigh on the politics of the Irish working class in early 19th century Scotland.

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Irish Citizens Army in formation outside Liberty Hall. The banner reads 'we serve neither King nor Kaiser but Ireland'.
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In November 1913 the worlds of class struggle and nationalism collided in dramatic fashion at the launch of the Irish Volunteers, writes Brian Hanley

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Even after 100 years the 1913 Lockout still overshadows the Irish Labour movement and progressive politics in Ireland, argues Brian Hanley.

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Connolly street art
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Guess who’s back? Historian Aindrias Ó Cathasaigh considers the life and ideas of Irish socialism’s most important thinker, whose legacy is crucial to shaping the new Ireland: This year marks the centenary of James Connolly coming back to Ireland from the US, the start of six hectic years of activity

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