Politicians’ mealy-mouthed condemnations and crocodile tears are the order of the day. Instead, people should answer the call from Gaza for solidarity protests, writes Kevin Squires.
The third Annual Frank Conroy Commemoration was a huge success with a large crowd including Councillors Joanne Pender and Mark Lynch attending the event at the Republican Memorial in Kildare town, on Sunday, 9th November. Stewart Reddin of the Stoneybatter and Smithfield Peoples’ History Project, introduced the main speakers, historians
The 50th anniversary of the death of Seán O’Casey, playwright, communist and Irish Citizen Army member, was marked with the unveiling of a plaque in the East Wall area of Dublin on 2nd November 2014. The event, organised by the East Wall History Society as part of its history week
The Workers’ Party Ard Fheis / Annual Delegate Conference 2014 took place on 27th September at the headquarters of the Communication Workers Union in Dublin. The aim of the conference was to create the basis for the renewal and rebuilding of The Workers’ Party. Over 100 delegates from across Ireland
The North Dublin branch of the Workers’ Party held a successful walking tour on the 2nd of November attended by about 40 people. Dr Mary McAuliffe of the UCD School of Social Justice, speaking on the topic of ‘Revolutionary Women’ in the socialist, feminist and republican movements of the early
“Even the olives were bleeding” was the appropriate title of the commemorative event in Limerick during the second week of September 2014. These were the now-famous dying words of Irish poet and International Brigader Charlie Donnelly (1914-1937), who died from mortal wounds sustained during the battle of Jarama in Spain
Devolution, votes at 16, water charges, health and social care, education and the economy were all debated at the annual Workers’ Party Northern Ireland conference on 25th October. Delegates from across Northern speakers including Breedagh Hughes of the Royal College of Midwives; UNITE union organiser Davy Kettyles, Marie Stopes NI
Activists and campaigners protested outside the Hungarian embassy in Dublin on 14th February. The demonstration wascalled by the City is For All Group in Budapest and coincided with similar actions taking place in a number of European countries including Hungary, Portugal, France, Germany, Spain, Poland, England, Greece, Holland and Belgium.The