Robert Tressell. Ragged Trousered Philanthropists. Chapter 15: The Great Money Trick (1914)

As Owen, having filled his cup with tea, sat down in his usual place, Philpot rose solemnly to his feet, and looking round upon the company said: 'Genelmen, with your kind permission, as soon as the Professor 'as finished 'is dinner 'e will deliver 'is well known lecture, entitled: "Money the Principal Cause of being … Continue reading Robert Tressell. Ragged Trousered Philanthropists. Chapter 15: The Great Money Trick (1914)

Connolly: Press Poisoners in Ireland and other Articles (ICO / BICO, 1968;1972)

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 (ICO / BICO, 1968;1972)

Objects and Rules of the Irish Democratic Association (1850)

(Reprinted in The Irishman, 12 Jan 1850, and reproduced in Rachel O'Higgins, 'Ireland and Chartism: A study of the influence of Irishmen and the Irish Question on the Chartist Movement.' Thesis: TCD, 1959, appendix iv) Objects: 1st. The elevation of the character and condition of the working classes, so that our artisans may understand their … Continue reading Objects and Rules of the Irish Democratic Association (1850)

Manifesto of the National Labour League to the Working Men of Ireland (1887)

[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)

Peadar O’Donnell. For or Against the Ranchers? Irish Working Farmers in the Economic War. (1932)

The ranchers and big farmers are sore distressed about Ireland these days. In fact, they say they are going to leave us; that this is no longer a country fit for their kind to live in. They do not seem to have noticed that for many, many years Ireland was no country for the small … Continue reading Peadar O’Donnell. For or Against the Ranchers? Irish Working Farmers in the Economic War. (1932)

William Thompson, ‘Address to the Industrious Classes of Britain and Ireland’ (1826)

William Thompson. ‘Address to the Industrious Classes of Britain and Ireland; Particularly to our Neighbours, the Distressed Spitalfields Weavers.’ The Co-operative Magazine and Monthly Herald. Vol.1 no.11 (November 1826), pp 2-6. "The system of labor, by which your productive powers have been hitherto misdirected, is fast coming to its close. All kinds of labor, agricultural … Continue reading William Thompson, ‘Address to the Industrious Classes of Britain and Ireland’ (1826)

Saor Éire. Constitution and Rules (1931)

[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)

Larkin’s Scathing Indictment of Dublin Sweaters (1913)

"In the Privy Council Chamber, Dublin Castle, October 2nd, 1913, Sir George Askwith, Sir Thomas R. Ellis, and Mr. J. R. Clynes, M.P., the Commissioners appointed by the Board of Trade to inquire into the circumstances of the Labour Dispute in Dublin, resumed their sittings. There was a large attendance of the general public in … Continue reading Larkin’s Scathing Indictment of Dublin Sweaters (1913)