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22nd February 1995, the Northern Ireland Framework Documents were published.

They can be read on the excellent Cain archive here: https://cain.ulster.ac.uk/events/peace/docs/fd22295b.htm

Documents in the archive on the subject can be read on our website: https://www.leftarchive.ie/subject/2758/

CAIN: Events: Peace: The Framework Documents, 22 February 1995

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22nd February 2014, a rally held at the Spire in Dublin on 22nd February 2014 calling for an end to the US military’s use of Shannon Airport and the release of Margaretta D’Arcy, who was imprisoned for her refusal to sign a bond committing not to enter Shannon Airport as part of the campaign

The project includes documents distributed at the rally.

https://www.leftarchive.ie/demonstration/6173/

Political Material from: Free Margaretta D'Arcy, US Military Out of Shannon Rally, 22nd February 2014

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, 22nd February 1992, Democratic Left was formed after a split in the Workers' Party.

At a Workers Party Ard Comhairle meeting, several members and six of the party’s TDs left the party and formed a new party led by Proinsias de Rossa. Initially called New Agenda, it was renamed Democratic Left at its founding conference the following month.

https://www.leftarchive.ie/calendar/on-this-day/02/22/#event-5651

On This Day, 22nd February

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, 15th February 2003, an international day of action took place to oppose the invasion of Iraq. Circa 100,000 people joined the march and rally in Dublin.

This collection from the Snapshots of Political Action project includes leaflets distributed on the day: https://www.leftarchive.ie/demonstration/6155/

Political Material from: March Opposing the Invasion of Iraq, 15th February 2003

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Published , 2nd February 1968:

"Mass-Line in Education: Revolutionary v Reactionary Line"

Words and Comment, No. 3, from The Internationalists (precursor to the Communist Party of Ireland (Marxist-Leninist)).

https://www.leftarchive.ie/document/1272/

Words and Comment, No. 3 (1968) — The Internationalists

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Scanned text reading: "After an existence of 11 months the Cork Branch of the ICO on 31 January, 1971 seceded from the Irish Communist Organisation (ICO) and reconstituted itself as the Cork Communist Organisation (CCO). The decision to secede from the ICO was unanimous and followed several weeks discussion by the members of the Cork Branch. The following pamphlet outlines the circumstances which led to the split. The ICO statement on the split, ‘Nationalist Disruption of the Communist Movement’ (Irish Communist, May 1971) is also commented on in Part One, as are their statements ; ‘Nationalist Slander’ (Communist Comment, 21 August, 1971) and ‘Nationalist Disruption 2’ (Irish Communist, October 1971) in Part Two."
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Published 18th January 1975:

"The End of the Ceasefire"

Workers Weekly, from The Workers Association (the British & Irish Communist Organisation (BICO)).

https://www.leftarchive.ie/document/347/

Workers' Weekly, Vol. 2, No. 32 (1975) — The Workers' Association

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Published 17th January 1971:

A press release from Sinn Féin announces their new social and economic programme, an early version of their Éire Nua policy.

https://www.leftarchive.ie/document/1876/

Press Release from Sinn Féin: New Social and Economic Programme (1971) — Sinn Féin

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Published 31st December 1987:

"Peace With Justice Is Still The Aim"

An Phoblacht Republican News, newspaper of Sinn Féin.

https://www.leftarchive.ie/document/4221/

An Phoblacht Republican News, Iml. 9, Uimh. 50 (1987) — Sinn Féin

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, 18th December 1981, The Dublin Unemployed Action Group (DUAG) held their second “Rock ‘N’ Dole” gig.

https://www.leftarchive.ie/calendar/on-this-day/12/18/#event-5755

On This Day, 18th December

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A scanned leaflet headlined: At Last! It's Rock 'N' Dole Part 2
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13th December 1970, The Socialist Party of Ireland (SPI) was formed.

Unconnected with the contemporary Socialist Party, the SPI was formed by former members of Official Sinn Féin and others. It later merged with the Limerick Socialist Organisation to form the Democratic Socialist Party (DSP).

https://www.leftarchive.ie/calendar/on-this-day/12/13/#event-5655

On This Day, 13th December

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Scanned text, reading: Comrades,

As this is the first National Congress of our party, it is the duty of the inaugural Central Committee to put on record the circumstances which gave rise to the founding of the party, and to report on its development and activity since that time.

…

The Socialist Party of Ireland was formed in Dublin on the 13th of December 1970.

The founding members appointed a Central Committee, which drew up a manifesto and a constitution. The manifesto announcing the formation of the party was published on the 19th January 1971.
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8th of December 1974, The Irish Republican Socialist Party (IRSP) was formed at a meeting in Dublin by former members of Official Sinn Féin.

https://www.leftarchive.ie/calendar/on-this-day/12/08/#event-5521

On This Day, 8th December

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The first issue of The Starry Plough announces the formation of the Irish Republican Socialist Party. April, 1975
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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 1st December 1976:

"Organise to defeat British imperialist aggression and plunder Organise to defeat the Irish monopoly capitalists north and south"

Red Patriot, Newsweekly of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Ireland (Marxist-Leninist)

https://www.leftarchive.ie/document/85/

Red Patriot, Vol. 5, No. 42-43 (1976) — Communist Party of Ireland (Marxist-Leninist)

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24th November 1995:

A referendum was passed to remove the prohibition on divorce from the Irish constitution.

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Referendum - Divorce Referendum, 1995

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24th of November 1982, Nan Joyce became the first Traveller to stand in an Irish election.

https://www.leftarchive.ie/calendar/on-this-day/11/24/#event-5712

This article provides some of the history and background to the Committee for the Rights of Travellers and Nan Joyce's campaign: https://www.leftarchive.ie/article/5703/

On This Day, 24th November

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Website screenshot reading: Nan Joyce became the first Traveller to stand in an Irish election

In the second 1982 general election, held on the 24th of November 1982, Nan Joyce stood as an independent candidate in Dublin South-West, becoming the first Traveller to do so. She polled 581 votes.

Joyce was co-chairperson of the Committee for the Rights of Travellers, which had been formed earlier that year. Among her policies was a call for full civil and human rights for all Travellers as full Irish citizens and a Minister to co-ordinate Traveller welfare provision in the country.

You can read an account of the Committee and the background to its formation in this article: Traveller Activism in the 1980s: The Committee for the Rights of Travellers and Mincéir Misli.
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     Traveller Activism in the 1980s: The Committee for the Rights of Travellers and Mincéir Misli
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Published 7th November 1987:

"Vote No To National Plan Wage Agreement!"

Workers' and Unemployed News, from the Workers' and Unemployed Movement (associated with the Communist Party of Ireland (Marxist-Leninist)).

https://www.leftarchive.ie/document/315/

Workers' and Unemployed News, November 7th, 1987 (1987) — Workers and Unemployed Movement

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Scanned text reading: When the decision of the 82nd Ard-Fheis of Sinn Féin to recognise the Leinster House assembly was announced on 2nd November those who wished to defend the Republican position moved with speed.

They withdrew from the Dublin Mansion House in an orderly and dignified manner and walked down Dawson Street behind the flag of Clann na nGael, the Republican Scouts. The flag was carried by Nóirín Ní Liatháin. She had stood outside the Mansion House in full uniform and holding the flag throughout the Ard-Fheis. Beside her was 2 poster appealing to delegates to uphold the Republic.

In Dawson Street an announcement was made that a meeting would be held in the West County Hotel, Chapelizod.

Half an hour later the delegates had begun to re-assemble. By six o'clock there was a muster of over 130, accompanied by an eager national and international press corps of over 40. Ruairí Ó Brádaigh asked the media representatives to leave the room “until we decide who we are and what we are”. He had led the opposition to the recognition of Leinster House during the five-hour debate.