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“They are simply, if you like, being anti-democratic; it’s almost fascist,” is how MEP Jim Higgins scolded his Fine Gael colleagues when they attempted a June putsch against party leader Enda Kenny. It was a dangerous charge to level at members of an organisation that once admired European fascism, as

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Easter Monday 2010 saw a plaque unveiled in Dublin in memory of Seán Connolly, an Irish Citizen Army captain, and Molly O’Reilly, who raised the green flag over Liberty Hall at the start of the 1916 Rising. James Connolly Heron, whose great grandfather, the ICA leader James Connolly, commanded the republican

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Drawing on documents discovered in the archives of the Dublin Unitarian Church – that traces its history back to the Dissenter community – author and trade union activist Fergus Whelan provides an insight into the largely forgotten history of Ireland’s first generation of radical republicans. Irish republicanism came into being

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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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