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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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🎙️ A new episode of the Irish Left Archive Podcast: We talk to activist and academic Camilla Fitzsimons about her research and activism, the Spectacle of Defiance & Hope, Repeal, and Academics for Palestine.

https://podcast.leftarchive.ie/@ILAPodcast/episodes/camilla-fitzsimons-spectacle-of-defiance-and-hope-repeal-and-academics-for-palestine

You can follow the podcast on the Fediverse @ILAPodcast@podcast.leftarchive.ie.

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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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New document:

Focus, on Ireland and the Wider World – a special issue on the arms trade (No. 56, 1997).

Published by Comhlámh, the Irish Association of Returned Development Workers.

https://www.leftarchive.ie/document/7004/

Focus, No. 56 (1997) — Comhlámh

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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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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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Published , 7th March 1975:

"Why Was Garland Shot?"

The Irish People, newspaper of Official Sinn Féin on the then recent shooting of Seán Garland.

https://www.leftarchive.ie/document/6906/

The Irish People, Vol. 3, No. 10 (1975) — Sinn Féin [Official]

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New document:

Red Banner, No. 7, July 2000.

https://www.leftarchive.ie/document/6939/

Red Banner, which ran from 1997–2016, described its aim:

We intend to present socialist ideas to as many people as we can, and to develop and apply those ideas to the needs of the struggle for socialism today. We wish to contribute, as far as we can, to ensuring that socialism succeeds in rescuing the world from barbarity.

Red Banner, No. 7 (2000)

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A few new organisations added to our index.

You can browse them all here: https://www.leftarchive.ie/browse/organisations/

If you know of an organisation or campaign that should be included, even if we don't have material from them yet, please let us know.

Index of Organisations in the Irish Left Archive

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The Communities Against Racism Ireland (CARI) logo.
The Dublin Communities Against Racism (DCAR) logo.
The Le Chéile logo, with the tagline: Diversity Not Division
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New document:

Stop the Cuts: Budget Day Protest

A leaflet from the Socialist Party for a march in Dublin on budget day in 2002.

https://www.leftarchive.ie/document/6922/

Stop The Cuts: Budget Day Protest (2002) — Socialist Party

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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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New document:

The United Irishman, Eanair (January) 1971.

The United Irishman was the newspaper of Sinn Féin from 1948, and continued by Official Sinn Féin after the 1969 split.

https://www.leftarchive.ie/document/6916/

The United Irishman, Vol. 225, No. 1 (1971) — Sinn Féin [Official]

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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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