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Published 28th May 1973:

"Revolutionary Nationalism, Class Struggle, and Problems of Party Building in Ireland"

An article by Gerry Foley on the Official Republican movement for Intercontinental Press, magazine of the Fourth International.

https://www.leftarchive.ie/document/1488/

Revolutionary Nationalism, Class Struggle, and Problems of Party Building in Ireland (1973) — Gerry Foley

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Published : Workers' and Unemployed News, May 28th 1987

"All Working People Must Unite Against the Capitalist Offensive and Cut-Backs!"

From the Workers and Unemployed Movement.

https://www.leftarchive.ie/document/6531/

Workers' and Unemployed News, May 28th 1987 (1987) — Workers and Unemployed Movement

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in 1949, the Socialist Party of Ireland was founded:

On May 28th, 1949, a number of workers, representing Socialist Groups in Dublin and Belfast, met in Belfast and decided that the Groups should coalesce and form the Socialist Party of Ireland. That decision was subsequently ratified by the members of the Dublin and Belfast Groups; and so was born the first political party in Ireland to publicly and unequivocally declare its object to be the establishment of Socialism.

This Socialist Party of Ireland was associated with the SPGB and later became the World Socialist Party.

https://www.leftarchive.ie/calendar/on-this-day/05/28/#event-4500

On This Day, 28th May

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Scan of the preface to the Socialist Party of Ireland Manifesto (1949).
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24th April 1966, a Republican parade to Glasnevin cemetery marking the 50th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising took place in Dublin.

https://www.leftarchive.ie/calendar/on-this-day/04/24/#event-6364

On This Day, 24th April

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Screenshot of a web page reading: A Republican parade marking the 50th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising clashed with Gardaí

On 24th April 1966, a Republican parade to Glasnevin cemetery marking the 50th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising took place in Dublin.

The United Irishman, newspaper of Sinn Féin, reported on the Gardaí’s use of batons and a number of arrests in response.

The image features an article from United Irishman headlined: Police Baton Peaceful Parade: Many Injured
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17th of April 1966, a huge demonstration took place in West Belfast to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising.

https://www.leftarchive.ie/calendar/on-this-day/04/17/#event-6361

On This Day, 17th April

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A screenshot from the Irish Left Archive website, with text reading: On the 17th of April 1966, a huge demonstration took place in West Belfast to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising.

    [O]n 17 April, one of the biggest parades ever witnessed on the Falls took place. Paisley announced he would hold a counter-march from the Shankill to the Cenotaph and the Ulster Hall, this would pass close to where the republican parade was to start. As a result the Stormont government banned a train carrying republican supporters from Dublin, set up stringent border checks on vehicles and further increased the strict security measures placed upon the parade on the Falls Road. … Up to fifty thousand spectators watched, many waving Tricolours, as twenty thousand people paraded to Casement Park. Among those who took part were the Belfast Trades Council, a number of trade unions, the old IRA, the Wolfe Tone Clubs, the Irish National Foresters and the GAA. A small bomb exploded in a telephone box near the Milltown Cemetery, but otherwise the day passed off peacefully.
    Jarman, N. and Bryan, D., 1997. From Riots to Rights: Nationalist Parades in the North of Ireland. Coleraine: Centre for the Study of Conflict, University of Ulster.

The United Irishman report the following month includes the text of the oration at Casement Park by Seamus Costello:
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15th of March 1970, the Communist Party of Ireland (CPI) was reconstituted, with the merging of the Irish Workers’ Party (IWP) and the Communist Party of Northern Ireland (CPNI). (The earlier party had split in 1941).

https://www.leftarchive.ie/calendar/on-this-day/03/15/#event-5791

On This Day, 15th March

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Screenshot of a web page, reading: 

1970 The Communist Party of Ireland was reconstituted

On the 15th of March 1970, the Communist Party of Ireland was reconstituted, with the merging of the Irish Workers’ Party (IWP) and the Communist Party of Northern Ireland (CPNI).

Meetings between IWP and CPNI had been ongoing since January 1969 when a draft statement on forming a “joint Council” was prepared.
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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 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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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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24th November 1995:

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

https://www.leftarchive.ie/subject/3888/

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.
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Published October 24th 1972:

The first issue of Rosc Catha, newspaper of Clann na hÉireann.

Clann na hÉireann was the support organisation of Sinn Féin (Official) in Britain.

https://www.leftarchive.ie/document/1865/

Rosc Catha, Vol. 1, No. 1 (1972) — Clann na hÉireann

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22nd of October 2011:

A march was held in support of Occupy Dame Street, the Dublin incarnation of the wider Occupy movement. Here are leaflets collected at the march: https://www.leftarchive.ie/demonstration/6140/

Political Material from: Occupy Dame Street March, 22nd October 2011

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16th October 1968, a referendum to remove proportional representation in favour of majoritarianism was held in the Republic of Ireland.

The referendum was rejected by 60% of voters.

Below is a poster from the Labour party from the campaign.

A scan of a poster with red and black text on a white background, reading: WARNING!
The straight vote is crooked - so vote
NO!
This warning is issued by The Labour Party
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14th of October 1967:

Labour party leader Brendan Corish delivered his "New Republic" speech, famously opening with “the seventies will be Socialist”.

https://www.leftarchive.ie/calendar/on-this-day/10/14/#event-5538

On This Day, 14th October

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Scanned cover of the published edition of The New Republic. The text reads: Complete text of The New Republic address by Brendan Corish, T.D., Leader of the Labour Party. The cover features the starry plough on a blue background, positioned within a larger green rectangle.
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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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