Category: Ireland Published Date Written by Fightback Editorial
Mayday this year is of special importance in Ireland, the year that commemorates the Dublin Lockout. But while we commemorate the history of the Irish working class and remember the Chicago Martyrs and the history and traditions of mayday, the central message of workers internationalism is maybe more important now than ever before.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 May 2013 22:27
Category: Ireland Published Date Written by John Martin (Editor of the Red Plough)
Category: Ireland Published Date Written by Tony Healy
News that Enda Kenny has been chosen as “European of the year” by a group of German Magazine Publishers makes sense only in the context that recently the European Union itself recently won the Nobel peace prize. We would have to ask the question “European what of the year?”
Last Updated on Friday, 26 October 2012 16:57
Category: Ireland Published Date Written by Séamus Loughlin
Once again Irish workers, faced with redundancy have been forced to take action to fight for what is due them. HMV staff in Limerick, Cork and Dublin occupied their workplaces in an effort to ensure that the receive pay owed them by the company. These are but the latest example of workers with their backs to the wall taking sit in action. After discussions with the Administrators the occupations in Limerick have now ended and the workers will receive their back pay. Why? Because they disobeyed their master's voice.
Last Updated on Sunday, 20 January 2013 13:44
Category: Ireland Published Date Written by James Connolly
From the Workers’ Republic, July 22, 1899.
With acknowledgements to the James Connolly Internet Archive
Ireland occupies a position among the nations of the earth unique in a great variety of its aspects, but in no one particular is this singularity more marked than in the possession of what is known as a ‘physical force party’ – a party, that is to say, whose members are united upon no one point, and agree upon no single principle, except upon the use of physical force as the sole means of settling the dispute between the people of this country and the governing power of Great Britain.
Last Updated on Saturday, 13 October 2012 19:52