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Sins of the Father may be currently out of print, with the first print run having sold out just before Christmas, but that doesn’t mean that we have to wait very long before Conor’s work appears in print again.
The proof copy of Irish Left Review Journal came through my letterbox this morning, and if […]

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This blog has been started to provide an alternative media outlet and information centre for those people interested in and concerned about democracy and justice around the globe. Its aim is to bring to people a communist perspective on global events with a particular emphasis Ireland.
Link to the blog : Communist Perspective

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Clip of an interview with veteran Irish socialist, Joe Deasy, which took place in Mr. Deasy’s home in Crumlin in November 2009.
The interviewer is Mick O’Reilly.
Joe Deasy talks about his earliest political memories, his move towards socialism in the 1940s, and his encounters with ‘Big’ Jim Larkin on the council of Dublin Corporation.
For […]

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Many thanks to Budapestkick for recording Conor’s talk at the Cork launch of Sins of the Father in Solidarity Books, which he sent on to me today. Due to some technical difficulty getting the files online he suggested I host them here. By all accounts it was a great evening, a full house and from […]

 
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Tuesday 19 July, 5:30 p.m.
Book launch
The Making of an Irish Communist Leader
Launch of The Making of an Irish Communist Leader: Michael O’Riordan, 1938-1947
by Michael Quinn
Connolly Books (43 East Essex Street)
Baile Átha Cliath
Máirt 19 Iúil, 5:30 i.n.
Seoladh leabhair
The Making of an Irish Communist Leader
Seoladh The Making of an Irish Communist Leader: Michael O’Riordan, […]

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[Statement by the Communist Party of Ireland, 13 July 2011]
As the people of Co. Roscommon protest at the closure of the Accident and Emergency Unit at their local hospital it is clear that this will be only the first of many such closures, as the Government and all the establishment parties have given priority to […]

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I’ve been praising this book since I first came across it about three years ago.
It is a hard book to track down, but in terms of Irish left-wing analysis I believe it to be essential reading.
To quote from p.18, where Eipper outlines the macro framework he brings to bear on his study of the […]

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As readers may no doubt already be aware Conor’s book Sins of the Father: Tracing the Decisions that Shaped the Irish Economy is available from the publisher The History Press, Ireland and various online book retail outfits. It’s due in bookshops tomorrow.
This is a significant event, certainly within the history of this blog, and […]

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[CPI (M-L) at a rally outside the GPO, Dublin, in 1973]
Some more background stuff on the CPI M-L.
In addition to providing a critique of the British and Irish Communist Organisation (BICO), this pamphlet also gives some information on the contacts in the late 1960s between the Irish Communist Organisation and the Internationalists - […]

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I’m off to London at the end of the month to record an interview with a former activist with the Communist Party of Ireland (Marxist-Leninist), as part of the Irish Labour and working class oral history archive I’ve been working on for the past couple of years.
In order to prepare for the interview, […]

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