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Hannah Sheehy Skeffington: A Collection of Her Writings

Margaret Ward, Hanna Sheehy Skeffington: Suffragette and Sinn Féiner, Her Memoirs and Political Writings (UCD Press, 2017, 463pp, €35 HB, ISBN 978-1-910820-14-8)

Hanna Sheehy Skeffington (1877-1946) is remembered as a feminist and veteran campaigner on progressive issues, and her … Read More

Seán Murray Biography

Seán Byers, Seán Murray: Marxist-Leninist and Irish Socialist Republican (Irish Academic Press, 2015, 228 pp, €22.45 PB).

The last 20 years has witnessed some remarkable developments in the historiography of the Irish Left. Assisted by greater access to crucial archival collections, … Read More

Working Class Life

David Convery (ed.), Locked Out: A Century of Irish Working Class Life  (Irish Academic Press, 2013, 304pps, €65 HB, €24.95 PB)

Coming as it does on the centenary of a year which has become synonymous with trade union struggle in Ireland, … Read More

Lockout Roundup

Paul O’Brien, The 1913 Lockout  (People Before Profit Alliance, 2013, 34pps, €3 PB).

Cillian Gillespie (ed.), Let Us Rise ! The Dublin Lockout: Its Impact and Its Legacy  (Ashfield Press in Association with the Socialist Party, 2013, 142pps, € 5PB).

Padraig … Read More

Representing Class on Television

Do Irish television producers have a lot to learn from their counterparts in Britain and the USA? David Toms casts his eye over some recent dramatic outputs from Ireland and beyond.

A representation of working class life on Irish television, particularly in … Read More

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1913 Podcast Series

1913 Unfinished Business, 1913 Lockout: Unfinished Business podcast  (Total running time 178 minutes, 2013). ub1913.wordpress.com

In their mission statement Moira Murphy and the team behind the 1913 Unfinished Business (UB1913) blog highlight concerns also held by many professional historians regarding … Read More

Big Jim

Rory McConville & Paddy Lynch, Big Jim: Jim Larkin and the 1913 Lockout (O’Brien Press, 2013, 80pps, €12.99 PB)

Big Jim: Jim Larkin and the 1913 Lockout marks the first collaboration between Rory McConville, a writer and graphic novelist from Cork, and … Read More

A Capital in Conflict

Francis Devine (ed), A Capital in Conflict: Dublin City and the 1913 Lockout  (Dublin City Council, 2013, 405pps, €45.00 HB, €24.95 PB). 

Irish labour history is years behind many of its counterparts across the globe. The discipline in Ireland has … Read More

Labour’s Way

“Labour’s Way”, RTE Television, 26 June + 3 July 2012

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the formation of the Labour Party. In this decade of centenaries, the Labour Party’s birthday has been overshadowed by events that have been deemed more significant. Even … Read More

Enigma: Frank Ryan

The Enigma of Frank Ryan (Ireland, 2012).  Director: Des Bell.  Foyle Film Festival, 12 November 2012. 

One thing that this film proves is that Frank Ryan’s story continues to fascinate. His biographers have brought his life story to enthusiastic … Read More