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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

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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

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

Labour Party Centenary

Paul Daly, Rónán O’Brien & Paul Rouse, Making the Difference: The Irish Labour Party, 1912-2012  (Collins Press, 2012, 256 pps, €15.99 PB)

Irish politics, it has been said, comprised a ‘two and a half party system’ for much of its history since … Read More