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The Battle for Moore Street

5 August 2013

I MEET Jim Connolly Heron – the great grandson of James Connolly – and Save Moore Street campaign spokesperson Patrick Cooney in Leinster House. Just four days earlier they were due to visit the National Monument on Moore Street alongside TDs Gerry Adams, Mícheál Martin, Joe Costello and Maureen O’Sullivan to see for themselves the awful condition the terrace is in. At the last minute, developer Chartered Land refused permission for them to visit, declaring the presence of Jim and Patrick was unacceptable. It was the third time that leaders of political parties have been denied access. Free article

The Lockout’s legacy of struggle is needed now

5 August 2013

AUGUST marks the centenary of the Great Lockout of 1913, when bosses in Dublin locked thousands of workers out of their jobs because the workers refused to sign a pledge not to join the Irish Transport & General Workers’ Union. Free article

The Dublin Lockout – On the eve

5 August 2013

This article was published in The Irish Worker, newspaper of the Irish Transport & General Workers’ Union, on 30 August 1913, at the start of the Great Lockout. Free article

The last man to leave the GPO

30 June 2013

Diarmuid Lynch: A forgotten Irish patriot. By Eileen McGough. Mercier Press. Price: €14.99 Free article

Sligo prelude to Great Lockout 1913

30 June 2013

THE Great Lockout of 1913 was preceded by struggles in different parts of Ireland as workers fought for the right to organise in trade unions, principally in the Irish Transport & General Workers’ Union Free article

A life for Ireland

2 June 2013

JUNE 20th 2013 marks the 250th anniversary of the birth of Theobald Wolfe Tone, the founder of Irish republicanism. Every year, republicans gather at his last resting place in Bodenstown, County Kildare, on the Sunday nearest his birthday. MÍCHEÁL Mac DONNCHA profiles Tone and his enduring influence throughout republican history up to today. Free article

Free State executions continue after IRA ceasefire

28 April 2013

THE Irish Civil War, which had begun with the Free State bombardment of the Four Courts in June 1922, formally ended the following April with the IRA’s order to all its Volunteers to dump arms. However, the Free State policy of both official and unofficial executions of republicans continued. Free article

James Connolly weekend in Dublin and Belfast

28 April 2013

THE Centenary of the Great Lockout of 1913 will see republicans in Dublin and Belfast honouring James Connolly with a weekend of discussion, commemoration and celebration in both cities where Connolly lived in the years 1913 to 1916. Free article

As down the glen one Easter morn . . .

31 March 2013

THE 1916 Easter Rising holds an ever-evolving and expanding fascination. In military terms it was not a major battle, albeit in a capital city. Casualties were in the hundreds at a time when thousands were being slaughtered every day on the killing fields of Flanders. But politically the consequences of the Rising were huge – epoch-making in the history of Ireland, crucial in the history of the British Empire. Free article

Inside 16 Moore Street

3 March 2013

ARCHITECTS working with developer Chartered Land recently gave Dublin City Council’s Moore Street Advisory Committee access to the National Monument at 14 to 17 Moore Street, last headquarters of the Provisional Government of the Irish Republic at Easter 1916. Free article

The Civil War in Cabra

3 March 2013

NICKY KEHOE was a Sinn Féin councillor for Dublin North Inner City (including his home patch of Cabra) from 1999 to 2007. In 2002, he was just 74 votes from winning a Dáil seat in Dublin Central, coming third in first-preference votes in a constituency where the (then highly popular) Taoiseach Bertie Ahern habitually topped the poll. Nicky retired from frontline politics in 2007 but has remained a committed republican. In this extended ‘Remembering the Past’, Nicky looks back at the Civil War murders in 1923 of two young men in his Cabra neighbourhood by shadowy Free State forces waging a dirty war against the IRA. Free article

Marking the Lockout in 1913, fighting austerity in 2013

3 February 2013

THE 100th anniversary of the 1913 Lockout will be the focus of a conference hosted by Sinn Féin in Dublin’s trade union headquarters at Liberty Hall on Saturday 2 March on ways to combat austerity and attacks on workers’ rights. Free article

The British Labour Party and Ireland

3 February 2013

THE HISTORY of the British Labour Party and its attitude to Ireland has been one of pride and shame, solidarity and betrayal at different times and among the different political tendencies within that very broad-based party. Free article

Pearse’s political journal republished

6 January 2013

PH PEARSE published a political weekly newspaper in the Irish language between March and May 1912. An Barr Bua gave a voice not only to Pearse but to other radical Irish nationalists such as Eamonn Ceannt who, like Pearse, was executed for his part in the 1916 Easter Rising. Here we carry one of Pearse’s articles from An Barr Bua number 2, 23 March 1912. Entitled ‘Will Ireland be sold?’ it has obvious echoes in Irish politics today. Free article

A decade of anniversaries

6 January 2013

THE DECADE of anniversaries is finally upon us – this being specifically the centenary of the Irish revolutionary period of 1913 to 1923. These years wrought enormous political and social change, not only in Ireland but also in the rest of Europe and the world at large. Free article

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