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"Labour Takes a Small Step Forward"

The Northern Star on the Northern Ireland local elections, which took place 19th May 1993.

The Campaign for Labour Representation (CLR) ran 13 candidates, with Mark Langhammer being elected in Newtownabbey.

The Northern Star was produced by Athol Books, publisher of the British & Irish Communist Organisation, which supported the CLR.

https://www.leftarchive.ie/document/2524/

The Northern Star, Vol. 7, No. 6 (1993) — Athol Books

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16th May 1920, workers at the Cleeves Creamery in Knocklong, County Limerick occupied the facility, raising a red flag and displaying a banner reading “Knocklong Soviet Creamery - We make butter, not profits”.

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On This Day, 16th May

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14th May 2022, a rally was held outside the Dáil in Dublin calling for public ownership of the National Maternity Hospital without church involvement.

Documents distributed at the rally are on our site, as part of the Snapshots of Political Action project: https://www.leftarchive.ie/demonstration/6070/

Political Material from: National Maternity Hospital Rally, 14th May 2022

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10th May 1972, Ireland voted in the European Communities Membership Referendum.

Documents from the referendum: https://www.leftarchive.ie/subject/2223/

Referendum - European Communities Membership Referendum, 1972

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Scanned pamphlet cover reading: The Common Market: Yes or No! The Economic and Political Implications
A scanned poster reading: The Labour Party, Common Market NO
An issue of The Worker with the headline reading, EEC: Bosses' Answer
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Published 20th April 1985:

"Celebrate May Day!" "Farewell Comrade Enver!"

Voice of Revolution (Marxist-Leninist Weekly), from the Communist Party of Ireland (Marxist-Leninist), leads with May Day rally plans and the death of Albanian leader Enver Hoxha.

https://www.leftarchive.ie/document/3075/

Voice of Revolution (Marxist-Leninist Weekly), Vol. 9, No. 13 (1985) — Communist Party of Ireland (Marxist-Leninist)

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New document:

Workers' Party Report, Spring 1987.

From the Workers' Party, published soon after the 1987 Irish general election.

https://www.leftarchive.ie/document/7072/

Workers' Party Report, Spring 1987 (1987) — The Workers' Party

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New document:

"Political Status for All Irish Republican Prisoners! Free All Anti-Imperialist political Prisoners!"

A 2013 leaflet from the Irish Republican Prisoners Support Group in London.

https://www.leftarchive.ie/document/7066/

Political Status for All Irish Republican Prisoners! Free All Anti-Imperialist political Prisoners! (2013) — Irish Republican Prisoners Support Group

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2nd April 1989, Mikhail Gorbachev visited Ireland and met with the then Taoiseach and Tánaiste, Irish Socialist reported on the event.

https://www.leftarchive.ie/calendar/on-this-day/04/02/#event-6421

On This Day, 2nd April

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Screenshot of a web page, reading: 1989 Mikhail Gorbachev Visited Ireland.  On 2nd April 1989, Mikhail Gorbachev met then Taoiseach and Tánaiste, Charles Haughey and Brian Lenihan, at a stop-over at Shannon airport en route to Cuba. Irish Socialist, newspaper of the Communist Party of Ireland, reported on the event.

A scanned image of an article in Irish Socialist is below the text, with the headline Gorbachev Hits the Right Note. (Full article alt text on the page linked in this post).
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Published 28th March 1991:

"Call of 1916 – Challenge of Today!"

An Phoblacht Republican News, newspaper of Sinn Féin, on the 75th anniversary of the 1916 Rising.

https://www.leftarchive.ie/document/332/

An Phoblacht Republican News, Iml. 13, Uimh. 13 (1991) — Sinn Féin

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Published 24th March 2000:

"Dublin Bus Strike: Decent Basic Pay for Bus Drivers Is The Solution – De-regulation/privatisation of public transport in Dublin would worsen the service"

A press statement from Socialist Party TD, Joe Higgins, on the then Dublin Bus strike.

https://www.leftarchive.ie/document/6769/

Dublin Bus Strike: Decent Basic Pay for Bus Drivers Is The Solution (2000) — Socialist Party

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New poster:

Justice For The Rossport 5.

A poster for a Shell To Sea rally in support of the Rossport 5 on 1st October 2005.

https://www.leftarchive.ie/document/7005/

Justice For The Rossport 5 (2005) — Shell to Sea

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