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offsite link The Money Exists for Investment in Greece Wed Mar 04, 2015 10:49 | Michael Burke

offsite link Government Misleading Europe about Austerity and Ireland?s Debt Crisis Mon Mar 02, 2015 23:18 | Rory Hearne

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Spirit of Contradiction

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Public Inquiry
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The Saker
A bird's eye view of the vineyard

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Anti-Water Charges' Five Now in Jail 13 Days

Free the Protestors - Jail the Bankers


The Government acting on behalf of corporate and financial power who have set their eyes on our Water have disgracefully jailed 5 citizens of this country because they said No to Austerity. We demand their freedom immediately. The five are: Derek Byrne, Bernie Hughes, Michael Batty who are imprisoned for 27 days and Paul Moore and Damien O’Neill who are imprisoned for 56 days.

There is clearly one law for the rich and one law for the rest of us. Where are the bankers and developers who bankrupted this country and led to widespread hardship and a huge increase in suicides in this country, deaths which have devastated families. And what of the people who have died for lack of resources in our health system and of those evicted from their homes. It is time we stood up to this undemocractic sham and demand our country back from the claws of the elite.


Keep an eye out on social media and any websites related to the campaign against water charges for info on upcoming protests against the jailed 5.

Twitter feed https://twitter.com/hashtag/irishwater #IrishWater

National Water Protest - Sat March 21st
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national / history and heritage / event notice Sunday September 07, 2014 - 11:33 by Stoneybatter & Smithfield People's History Project   text 1 comment (last - sunday september 07, 2014 - 11:39)   image 1 image
The Street Stories Festival will take place on the weekend of 26th to 28th September. There will be talks, live music, walking tours, stalls, films and exhibitions. ... read full story / add a comment
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dublin / history and heritage / event notice Saturday March 01, 2014 - 02:00 by Bumper   image 1 image
Topics to be covered: Internment - Non jury military tribunals - Blanketmen - Hunger Strikes - Executions - Extra-judical killings - The Broy Harriers. ... read full story / add a comment
100th anniversary to be commemorated in Dublin on the 23rd April 2016.
international / history and heritage / event notice Wednesday February 19, 2014 - 22:11 by Sharon.   text 16 comments (last - tuesday march 03, 2015 - 14:43)   image 1 image
“The build-up to Centenary of the 1916 Rising is rapidly developing into a battle over not only how we view our past but also the vision we have for our future. We begin the countdown to 2016 and in doing so set out the relevance of 1916 for the Ireland of today....."
(from here - http://1916centenary.blogspot.ie/2013/08/the-centenary-....html)
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national / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Monday January 13, 2014 - 22:02 by john throne
The military campaign of the Republican groups was a failure. Some of us said this would be the case from the start. But some of us who did so did not put enough emphasis on the need to struggle for an international solution to the problems facing Ireland. This article seeks to put this right. It also seeks to look at the North and borders and the future taking into account the changes that have taken place and considering alternatives. A socialist united Ireland? Is this possible if the socialist revolution does not start first in England, Scotland and Wales and spread to Ireland North and South? Is it possible that the revolution could unfold in a way that would leave significant divisions in the working class and make the move to a socialist united Ireland not immediately possible? Perhaps some sort of Canton system like exists in Switzerland would be necessary for a time. Can the socialist revolution start first in the North given the deep division made worse by the past 40 years.? ... read full story / add a comment
galway / history and heritage / event notice Monday November 11, 2013 - 16:36 by John Cunningham
Irish Centre for the Histories of Labour & Class

Inaugural conference
At James Hardiman library (new extension)
NUI Galway

21-22 November 2013
I'm posting the full programme below. It's rather long, I'm afraid ... read full story / add a comment
See Ohanrahan.Org for latest info and updates
wexford / history and heritage / event notice Monday September 30, 2013 - 23:22 by O.O'C.   image 1 image
One of the organisers of the inaugural Michael O' Hanrahan weekend has said that the event will offer something for every member of the family. Oisin O' Connell said that the weekend will include a memorial lecture which will bring diverse speakers including Professor Anthony Coughlan and writer Geraldine O' Connell Cusack to New Ross. ... read full story / add a comment
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dublin / history and heritage / event notice Thursday August 22, 2013 - 14:23 by Turing   text 1 comment (last - monday september 02, 2013 - 16:31)   image 1 image
Seminar on the 1913 Lockout Tuesday 27th August Wynn's Hotel 7 pm

Speakers include

Des Dalton - President - RSF
Rita Fagan - Community Activist
Malachy Steenson - Solicitor

All welcome ... read full story / add a comment
Mauser Model 1891 Rifle from the Asgard
dublin / history and heritage / event notice Saturday July 20, 2013 - 00:13 by Robert English   image 1 image
Sinn Fein commemorates the 99th anniversary of the yacht Asgard's daring delivery of rifles and ammunition to the Irish Volunteers in 1914, at the Howth Pier Lighthouse.
The commemoration will be held Saturday, July 27th at 2:30pm on the East Pier, Howth, County Dublin. Music, re-enactors, colour party, speakers, raffles, food and drink follow at The Waterside Bar. ... read full story / add a comment
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dublin / history and heritage / event notice Sunday April 28, 2013 - 23:27 by DF   image 1 image
The Inchicore Friends of the International Brigades is a local group dedicated to remembering those who volunteered to defend the Spanish Republic against the forces of international fascism and capital. As part of the Friends of the International Brigades in Ireland (FIBI), the group is affiliated with the International Brigades Memorial Trust. Future projects include the erection of a memorial to Jim Prendergast in Temple Bar in September 2013 and the continuation of a second-level schools’ essay competition, launched successfully in 2012. ... read full story / add a comment
national / history and heritage / other press Wednesday March 27, 2013 - 13:52 by Turing Test
Revisionists given a hammering by John Borgonovo . They are searching for an ouija board to contact Peter Hart for advice. Full text at link.

UCC historian John Borgonovo casts doubt on some claims made in the TV3 series ‘In The Name Of The Republic’
TV3’s TWO-PART documentary series, In the Name of the Republic has created a stir among historians, though perhaps not in the way the filmmakers intended. The programme illustrates the danger of accepting local folklore as historical fact, especially during this much-heralded “decade of centenaries”.

In the first episode, viewers met an aged Co Laois man who related his boyhood encounter with a neighbouring farmer, who claimed he had dug up a body while ploughing his field, one of three corpses supposedly buried there by the IRA. Series host Prof Eunan O’Halpin (of Trinity College Dublin) told the audience hisresearch had uncovered two civilians abducted by the Tipperary IRA and “never seen again”. The rest of the episode attempted to prove his theory that they were interred in this Laois field. The episode concluded with O’Halpin opening the sealed files, only to learn that both had survived the conflict. They were never killed by the IRA, much less secretly buried in Laois. The obvious lesson here is: Finish your research before you rent the JCB.

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kildare / history and heritage / event notice Thursday December 06, 2012 - 23:09 by Saoirse
Kildare Republican Sinn Féin will be marking the 90th anniversary of the execution of seven soldiers of the Irish Republican Army with a commemoration in Kildare Town on Sunday December 16. The Free State Army executed the men in the Glasshouse on the Curragh on December 19 1922. The seven were: Patrick Bagnall and Patrick Mangan, Fairgreen, Kildare; Joseph Johnston, Station Road, Kildare; Bryan Moore and Patrick Nolan, Rathbride, Kildare; Stephen White, Abbey St. Kildare and James O’ Connor, Bansha, Co. Tipperary. This was the single biggest execution of the civil war or counter-revolution of 1922-23. ... read full story / add a comment
90th Anniversary Commemoration to be held in Dublin on Saturday 8th December 2012.
dublin / history and heritage / event notice Thursday December 06, 2012 - 19:18 by Sharon.   text 4 comments (last - saturday december 08, 2012 - 19:45)   image 2 images
Rory O' Connor , Liam Mellows , Dick Barrett and Joe McKelvey to be commemorated in Dublin on Saturday 8th December 2012. ... read full story / add a comment
Rev. JB Armour
antrim / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Wednesday September 26, 2012 - 14:02 by J Keegan   text 9 comments (last - tuesday april 23, 2013 - 13:22)   image 1 image
The 28th September 2012 will be the centenary of the Ulster Solemn League and Covenant against Home Rule.

Far less well known is the ‘Alternative Ulster Covenant’, signed in October 1913 by some twelve thousand Protestants from County Antrim in support of Home Rule and against partition.

The Alternative Covenant was written by Rev JB Armour and Roger Casement.

A Public Talk on the Alternative Covenant will be held on 3rd October in the Belvedere Hotel, Denmark Street, Dublin, at 7pm. Speakers to include Rev David Frazer and Bill O'Brien. All Welcome. (See http://www.indymedia.ie/article/102491 )

A historical pamphlet discussing not only the Alternative Covenant but also what James Connolly predicted would be a ‘carnival of reaction’, north and south, will be launched on the night. ... read full story / add a comment
Body of Harry Loughnane after torture by members of the RIC
national / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Friday September 07, 2012 - 06:45 by Pádraig Óg Ó Ruairc   text 1 comment (last - saturday september 08, 2012 - 09:09)   image 2 images
Historian Pádraig Óg Ó Ruairc examines the decision by former members of the Gardaí & RUC to hold a commemoration in Dublin for the members of the RIC / Black and Tan killed during the War of Independence. ... read full story / add a comment
'HIstorian Caught in Ambush Row' Justine McCarthy Sunday Times 26 August 2012
cork / history and heritage / other press Monday August 27, 2012 - 14:03 by Justine McCarthy   text 5 comments (last - monday september 10, 2012 - 20:40)   image 2 images
A SON of a war of independence veteran has accused a historian of publishing "untrue and unchecked claims" relating to a disputed IRA ambush in which his father participated 92 years ago.

Edward "Ned" Young was the last known survivor of the Kilmichael ambush, when the IRA killed 17 police auxiliaries on November 28, 1920. His son John Young has described as "palpably untrue" assertions made by Dr Eve Morrison about a phone conversation he had with her last month. Morrison's claims appear to contradict an affidavit Young signed five years ago, in which he denied that his father co-operated with a controversial book about the ambush. ... read full story / add a comment
dublin / history and heritage / event notice Wednesday August 01, 2012 - 21:06 by Michal
A documentary about leaders of the German Red Army Faction and the Japanese Red Army. ... read full story / add a comment
Bobby Sands Commemoration , Dublin , Saturday 5th May 2012.
dublin / history and heritage / event notice Wednesday April 18, 2012 - 22:29 by Sharon.   text 11 comments (last - monday may 07, 2012 - 10:01)   image 3 images
Latest History Ireland - Jan-Feb 2012 - John Regan's view
dublin / history and heritage / event notice Sunday January 08, 2012 - 23:35 by Edward S Moody   text 7 comments (last - wednesday february 01, 2012 - 17:31)   image 6 images   audio 1 audio file
History Ireland Editor Tommy Graham will chair a Hedge School debate

National Library of Ireland (Dawson Street). 11 January 2012, 7pm

The War of Independence: ‘four glorious years’ or squalid sectarian conflict?
with David Fitzpatrick (TCD), John M. Regan (Dundee), Eve Morrison (TCD) and John Borgonovo (UCC) ... read full story / add a comment
dublin / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Saturday October 22, 2011 - 18:26 by CB   text 4 comments (last - thursday november 24, 2011 - 19:07)   audio 1 audio file
On the 15th October 2011 the Ireland Institute on Pearse Street played host to the second annual Raymond Crotty lecture, which was sponsored by the People’s Movement. The topic of this year’s lecture was Rancher and Banking interests in the modern Irish Economy and was delivered by Conor McCabe. McCabe’s recent book, Sins of the Father, is an examination of the Irish economy from the Anglo – Irish Treaty up to the present day. http://www.theirishstory.com/2011/10/21/review-conor-mc...ITBIH ... read full story / add a comment
Candlelit Vigil - Wed 5th October 2011 , GPO , Dublin , 6pm to 7pm.
dublin / history and heritage / event notice Friday September 30, 2011 - 22:38 by Sharon.   text 5 comments (last - saturday october 08, 2011 - 08:30)   image 1 image
To mark the 30th anniversary of the ending of the 1981 hunger strike. ... read full story / add a comment
UK Indymedia Features

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