I’ve started work on the documents part of the Irish Labour course that I’m giving in Mater Dei next month. I’m going to be using the programme of the Irish Socialist Republican Party and, as part of that, below is issue one of that newspaper.
The programme included calls for a progressive tax system, a 48-hr week, free education to third level, universal suffrage, child benefit, a state pension scheme and a minimum wage.
what we value about this world is what they fought for - we forget that and we’ll lose everything.
David Lynch wrote a great history of the party, Radical Politics in Modern Ireland.