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Dublin - Event Notice
Tuesday December 04 2012
08:00 PM

New History of The Communist Party of Ireland 1921-2011 - Volume I 1921-1969

category dublin | history and heritage | event notice author Tuesday November 27, 2012 15:36author by Brocaire Books - Brocaire Books Report this post to the editors

New history of the irish Communist Party

The Communist Party of Ireland 1921 – 2011
Volume I: 1921 – 1969

by Dr. Matt Treacy
Author of The IRA 1956-1969, Rethinking the Republic

Launched by
Paddy Prendiville - Editor The Phoenix

Book Launch by Paddy Prendiville - 4 December 2012 Flowing Tide Abbey Street
Book Launch by Paddy Prendiville - 4 December 2012 Flowing Tide Abbey Street

Book Launch Tuesday 4 December @ 8.00pm - The Flowing Tide Lower Abbey Street

Matt Tracey's previous book, The IRA 1956-1969 - Rethinking the Republic
Matt Tracey's previous book, The IRA 1956-1969 - Rethinking the Republic

author by Eamon Hayespublication date Fri Nov 30, 2012 22:01author email hayesedwardo at yahoo dot comReport this post to the editors

I hope this leads to a serious discussion about the role of Marxism in Irish political movements. Unfortunately a lot of the discussion on other forums was dominated by the author throwing the terms 'Stalinist' and 'Gulags' around a lot. He also managed to insult a whole range of people via Facebook and has done himself no favours.
Will the famous Seanie Lemass of Politics.ie be invited? Or Phelan from politicalworld, or even Tumbles from Cedar lounge revolution? The launch could do with their input.

author by Matt Treacypublication date Sat Dec 01, 2012 23:50Report this post to the editors

How have I insulted people on Facebook?

As for my book. it is based totally on primary sources including the CP's own archives. Perhaps they were planted by people attempting to sully their glorious history?

My book also includes references to Seán MacAteer, Pat Devine and Brian Goold Verschoyle.

Trotskyite fascists I believe was their sin.

Come along on Tuesday.

Regards.

M

author by Blake - Local historypublication date Sun Dec 02, 2012 13:53Report this post to the editors

Does anyone know if the properties at the corner of Pembroke Road and Upper Baggot Street were home to the communist party? They were recently renovated and there is no plaque to keep people aware. There is a plaque to Jim Larkin on one of the houses on Wellington Road. Would appreciate knowing where the communist office was based.

author by Matt Treacypublication date Sun Dec 02, 2012 20:29Report this post to the editors

I believe that Verschoyle signed that over to them - according to their own records which are seemingly not actually reliable! - and then they expelled him!

Well, he had better luck than his brother Brian who was abducted by the NKVD in Barcelona and died in a prison camp.

Or maybe I made that up as a charlatan.

author by Mutt Merrigan - History/Victorspublication date Wed Feb 20, 2013 13:28Report this post to the editors

Or he could have been a MI5 spy?

 
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