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New document:

"Dublin Bus Strike: Decent Basic Pay for Bus Drivers Is The Solution"

A press release from Joe Higgins T.D. of the Socialist Party, from 24th March 2000.

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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3rd December 1988, The Irish Anti-Extradition Committee held a march and rally in opposition to the extradition of prisoners to Britain and coinciding with a government review of the Extradition Act.

Leaflets from the demonstration are available as part of the Snapshots of Political Action project: https://www.leftarchive.ie/demonstration/6150/

Political Material from: Anti-Extradition March & Rally, 3rd December 1988

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Published , 13th October 1981:

Rebel, No. 46, on the end of the Republican hunger strikes.

Rebel was produced by Revolutionary Struggle in the late 1970s and early 80s.

https://www.leftarchive.ie/document/2913/

Rebel, No. 46 (1981) — Revolutionary Struggle

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In our latest podcast episode, we spoke to historian Brian Hanley about his new podcast looking at the Irish Civil War, Dirty War in Dublin.

https://podcast.leftarchive.ie/@ILAPodcast/episodes/dirty-war-in-dublin-with-brian-hanley/

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21st of August 1984, a group of partners and children of striking miners visited Tallaght during the miners’ strike in Britain. The week-long trip was organised by the Tallaght Committee to Support Mine Workers, to give striking workers’ families a holiday.

https://www.leftarchive.ie/calendar/on-this-day/08/21/#event-5760

On This Day, 21st August

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A scan of a sticker reading Dig Deep for the Miners, National Union of Mineworkers.
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New website from the Donegal LGBTQ+ Heritage Project, exploring the history and stories of the LGBTQ+ community.

https://donegallgbtqheritage.com/

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Donegal LGBTQ+ Heritage Project

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Published 15th August 1969, a statement from the IRA in the immediate aftermath of the Battle of the Bogside.

It calls for the disarming of the B Specials, withdrawal of British Troops and a UN-supervised all-Ireland election. It also rejects calls from some for the suspension of Stormont and introduction of direct Westminster rule.

https://www.leftarchive.ie/document/1606/

Statement from the Republican Movement, 15th August 1969 (1969) — Sinn Féin [Pre 1970]

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There's a nice round number: There are now 1000 documents in the Irish Left Archive!

That includes newspapers, magazines, posters, leaflets and pamphlets from hundreds of left organisations in Ireland's history.

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Published 1st August 1982:

"Demonstrate Against British Imperialism! Remember Ireland's heroic martyrs!"

"Long Live the Palestinian Resistance! Down with the fascist aggression and genocide of U.S.–backed Israeli Zionism against the Lebanese and Palestinian People!"

Red Patriot / An Tírghráthóir Dearg, from the Communist Party of Ireland (Marxist-Leninist).

https://www.leftarchive.ie/document/378/

Red Patriot, Vol. 6, No. 3-4 (1982) — Communist Party of Ireland (Marxist-Leninist)

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We've updated the bibliography to include the Irish names and taglines of periodicals, where available.

Also, added another batch of local publications from Sinn Féin to the list.

https://www.leftarchive.ie/information/publications-bibliography.

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Two Irish general elections occurred , 6th June, in 1977 and 1997.

Here' the Socialist Party of Ireland's (SPI) Advance magazine profiling their candidate Eamonn O'Brien in 1977. The SPI went on to merge with the Democratic Socialist Party in the early 1980s, which ultimately merged with Labour in 1990. (It is not related to the current Socialist Party).

And from 1997, an analysis from Labour's Emmet Stagg in TILT of Labour's losses in that election (the party lost 16 TDs, going from 32 to 17).

https://www.leftarchive.ie/calendar/on-this-day/06/06/

On This Day, 6th June

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Front cover of Advance, No. 25, from the Socialist Party of Ireland, with the headline: General Election 1977; O Brien, Eamonn: Your Socialist Party TD for Ballymun and North County Dublin
Extracts from an article from Labour's TILT magazine headlined: No Disaster: Emmet Stagg Puts '92/'97 in Context
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5th June 1982: March For Survival

Irish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament marched from Parnell Square to Stephen's Green in Dublin, calling for pressure on the Irish government's position on disarmament and Irish neutrality.

https://www.leftarchive.ie/document/2124/

March for Survival (1982) — Irish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament

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New document:

"25 Years On – We Shall Overcome"

An Phoblacht Republican News marks the 25th anniversary of the deployment of British troops in the North in 1969.

From Déardaoin, 11 Lúnasa / Thursday, 11 August 1994, the newspaper of Sinn Féin.

https://www.leftarchive.ie/document/6492/

An Phoblacht Republican News, Iml. 16, Uimh. 32 (1994) — Sinn Féin

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1st June 1979, a group of protestors began an occupation of the development at Wood Quay, as part of the campaign to preserve the historical mediaeval site from destruction. Dubbed “Operation Sitric”, after Sigtrygg Silkbeard, a Hiberno-Norse King of Dublin, the occupation lasted for three weeks.

https://www.leftarchive.ie/collection/2093/

Document Collection: Wood Quay Protests

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We've just added lots of new entries to our bibliography of Irish Left periodicals, which you can find here: https://www.leftarchive.ie/information/publications-bibliography.

Thanks to Ciarán Crossey for his help! If you are aware of any periodicals we're missing, please let us know.

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🆕 Website update:

🗓️ We've added a calendar showing events occurring, demonstrations from the Snapshots of Political Action project, and documents published for each day.

Hopefully it's a useful way of finding interesting bits of left history in our database.

It's far from full, so if you come across an interesting event that's relevant or appears in materials in our collection, do please let us know and we'll add it!

https://www.leftarchive.ie/calendar/

Calendar of Events

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A screenshot of a calendar for May from the Irish Left Archive website, with icons on several dates indicating historical events, demonstrations, documents published and subject headings occurring on that date in history.
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"James Connolly and the struggle for Marxism in Ireland"

A 1980 article from the Workers' Revolutionary Party journal, Labour Review.

https://www.leftarchive.ie/document/400/

James Connolly and the struggle for Marxism in Ireland (1980) — Workers Revolutionary Party

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