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The Irish Volunteer newspaper rallies a new movement

2 February 2014

THE Irish Volunteers – Óglaigh na hÉireann – were founded in November 1913 and grew rapidly across Ireland in the subsequent weeks and months. Free article

Bombing Victorian Britain and revolution in Connacht

2 February 2014

War in the Shadows: The Irish-American Fenians who bombed Victorian Britain and Revolution in Connacht: A Photographic History 1913-1923 Free article

The centenary of The Irish Volunteers – Óglaigh na hÉireann

12 January 2014

AN PHOBLACHT will be making all the editions of The Irish Volunteer, the newspaper of the Irish Volunteer movement, available to online subscribers each week over the next two years and exactly 100 years after they were first published. Free article

Eyewitnesses to 1916, and Peadar O’Donnell’s jail journal

12 January 2014

1916: What the People Saw and The Gates Flew Open Free article

Shooting history

3 November 2013

LIZ GILLIS meets me in The Patriots Inn, which sits in the shadow of Kilmainham Jail, on the south bank of the River Liffey. Free article

'We need a fighting, radical and independent trade union movement'

3 November 2013

PINNED to the Leinster House office door of Sinn Féin Workers’ Rights spokesperson Senator David Cullinane is the front page of the Mandate Trade Union newspaper Shopfloor with a withering criticism of the Fine Gael/Labour Government’s austerity Budget. Free article

The centenary of the Irish Volunteers – Óglaigh na hÉireann

3 November 2013

THE FOUNDING of the Irish Volunteers in November 1913 was a momentous event that would help determine the course of Irish history for decades to come. Yet the circumstances which brought about the birth of the Volunteers were very particular to the time and they arose out of the immediate political crisis around Home Rule for Ireland. Free article

Dublin Tenements: As told by the people who lived there

3 November 2013

THE publication of Dublin Tenements by Terry Fagan and the North Inner City Folklore Project is an important event not just for the residents of the inner city communities but also for those who want to better understand the social history of Dublin. Free article

The enigmas of Parnell and Kildare in the Tan War

3 November 2013

THERE IS a tendency amongst many republicans to sideline Charles Stewart Parnell as something of an interlude between the Fenians and the Easter Rising, when the really important stuff happened. Yes, he was important at the time but what lasting significance has remained? Free article

The Revolutionary Rosie Hackett

29 September 2013

THE NEW BRIDGE over the Liffey in Dublin near Liberty Hall is to be named in memory of Irish Citizen Army veteran and trade unionist Rosie Hackett. For many it was a surprise result – James Connolly and Bram Stoker were just two of the names considered to be frontrunners, so just who was Rosie Hackett? Free article

‘We Serve Neither Murphy Nor King’

29 September 2013

AS I ARRIVE in The Workman’s Club on Eden Quay in Dublin there’s already a stream of people waiting to get in. Free article

The rise of the Irish Citizen Army

29 September 2013

ONE of the most significant outcomes of the Great Lockout of 1913 was the establishment of the Irish Citizen Army, the first armed force of organised workers in Irish history and one of the first in the world. Premium service article

Inside stories – Frongoch and Ballykinlar POW camps

29 September 2013

PRISONS and the incarceration of those suspected by the authorities of fostering sedition have always held a special place in the republican consciousness. Jails were regarded as an opportunity to further the struggle in a different theatre of operations rather than ending the prisoners’ participation in the fight. Free article

A treasure trove of Irish political and social history

1 September 2013

THE IRISH NATION will forever owe a debt of gratitude to Jackie Clarke.

A Ballina-based fish merchant and lifelong member of Sinn Féin, Jackie amassed one of the most significant private collections of Irish political history in existence.

The huge and all-embracing historical archive is a treasure trove of Irish history packed with artefacts, photographs, books, pamphlets... Free article

Behind Enemy Lines – The Fenians’ bombing campaign in Victorian Britain

1 September 2013

DR SHANE KENNA speaks to An Phoblacht’s MARK MOLONEY about his forthcoming book on how the Fenians brought a new form of warfare to the streets of 1880s Britain Free article

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