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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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Fascinating insights into
Irish revolutionary history now online
Every week over the next two years, An Phoblacht is making all the editions of The Irish Volunteer – the newspaper of the Irish Volunteer movement – available online exactly 100 years after they were first published
The Irish Volunteer — tOglách na hÉireann was first published on 7 February 1914 and every week until 22 April 1916, just days before the Easter Rising.
Acting as the official newspaper of the Irish Volunteers it outlined the political views of the leadership and reported on the and important events, such as the Howth Gun Running of 1914.
Included in its pages alongside political opinions and news reports are various advertisements for such items as revolvers, bandoliers and military uniforms from stockists across Ireland.
You can now read these fascinating insights into Irish revolutionary history with an online subscription to An Phoblacht for just €10 per year. This includes a digital copy of each new edition of the paper and Iris magazine, access to our digitised historic archives as well as copies of The Irish Volunteer.