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)

‘An Alarm to the Unprejudiced and Well-Minded Protestants of Ireland: or, Seasonable Queries Upon the Rise, Danger, and Tendency, of the White-Boys’ (Cork, 1762)

Waterford, July 7. The following is the last speech and declaration of Darby Brown, Patrick Brown, David Ahern, Richard Healy, and Patrick Power, who were hanged and quartered at the county gallows, this day, being all found guilty of treason, for burning the house of John Fowloe at Monebue, near Caperquin, in the county of … Continue reading ‘An Alarm to the Unprejudiced and Well-Minded Protestants of Ireland: or, Seasonable Queries Upon the Rise, Danger, and Tendency, of the White-Boys’ (Cork, 1762)

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)

Fight, Starve or Emigrate: A History of the Irish Unemployed Movements in the 1950s (1989)

Scanned copy of the 1989 publication from the Larkin Unemployed Centre. Original introduction below. The Larkin Unemployed Centre is to be congratulated for their initiative in producing this pamphlet. The staff of the Centre are to be commended for their diligent research.This brief description of the activities unemployed associations in the 1950’s helps not just … Continue reading Fight, Starve or Emigrate: A History of the Irish Unemployed Movements in the 1950s (1989)

Eleanor Marx on Class Struggle and Ireland, Sunday 17 May 1891. Phoenix Park, Dublin.

An address given to a demonstration organised by the National Union of Gas Workers and General Labourers of Great Britain and Ireland. Report taken from the Freeman's Journal, 18 May 1891. . "… Mrs Eleanor Marx Aveling, who was received with cheers, addressed the meeting. She could not tell them how glad she was to … Continue reading Eleanor Marx on Class Struggle and Ireland, Sunday 17 May 1891. Phoenix Park, Dublin.

Plan of Campaign for Irish Working Farmers, by Peadar O’Donnell (1931)

LAST YEAR a conference of working farmers met in Galway. It was an actual in-out-of-the-fields conference composed of men who had to struggle hard to make a living. Unfortunately no women delegates were present, and a small-farmer congress that does not include women misses the sharpest details of the economy of the homes. This conference … Continue reading Plan of Campaign for Irish Working Farmers, by Peadar O’Donnell (1931)