Pamphlet from the British and Irish Organisation containing three articles from James Connolly: Press Poisoners in Ireland - Forward 30 August 1913The Irish Nationalist Press - Forward 26 July 1913The Awakening of Ulster's Democracy - Forward 7 June 1913 Pamphlet originally published in 1968 by the Irish Communist Organisation. This is the 1972 reissue under … Continue reading Connolly: Press Poisoners in Ireland and other Articles (1972)
[No extant copy of the manifesto is known to exist. It is reproduced here from two long quotations from it that were published by the Irish Times on 14 Oct and 21 Oct 1887. The two sources have been merged below. Fintan Lane was first to rediscover the manifesto, and quoted from the 21 Oct … Continue reading Manifesto of the National Labour League to the Working Men of Ireland (1887)
[See below for PDf of full document] In 1916 British rule was exercised nakedly by British officials. Power was in the hands of planters and landlords and their associates in banking and industrial combines. The mass of the Irish people were in bondage to the few and an army and a police force were stationed … Continue reading Saor Éire. Constitution and Rules (1931)
For the past year or so I've been delving into the life and work of Brian O'Neill, one of the founder members of the Communist Party of Ireland and for a while its chief writer and ideologist. His main work was this one, The War for the Land in Ireland, published in 1933.[…] The few … Continue reading Searching for Compradors in 1930s Ireland
Special episode of The Week at Work with Stiofán Ó Nualláin and Conor McCabe where they discuss the politics and practice of activist education. Recorded on a stroll around Belfast, from Trademark's office at the Peace Wall to the James Connolly Centre on the Falls, via Shankill and the Springfield Road.
Special edition of The Week at Work podcast with Sinéad Mercier and Conor McCabe where they discuss the dynamics of the Irish comprador/Middleman sector, its deep roots in the institutions of the state, and how that plays out in terms of climate action. They discuss agriculture, housing, energy, and mining, and reflect on ideas for … Continue reading Fullstoppers & Semicolonials: Climate Action and Irish Comprador Capitalism
Gerald O'Connor was the pen-name of Seán Mac Giollarnáth, a writer, judge, and Celtic scholar who was born on 13 September 1880 in Bogwood, Gurteen, near Athenry, Co. Galway. He left for London sometime round the turn of the century and worked in the British Revenue Department at Somerset House. He was sworn into the … Continue reading James Connolly: A Study of his Work and Worth, by Gerald O’Connor/ Seán Mac Giollarnáth (1917)