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Launch of James Connolly's ‘Labour in Irish History’ in Liberty Hall on Wednesday 8th June

RichardCameron

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Diary Marker: Launch of James Connolly's ‘Labour in Irish History’ in Liberty Hall on Wednesday 8th June

Venue: Liberty Hall Theatre, Liberty Hall, Dublin 1

Date: Wednesday, 8th June

Time: 6.00 p.m.

Citizen Press is proud to present a high quality reprint of 'Labour In Irish History' by James Connolly. In the book, originally published in 1910, Connolly argues that Irish independence would bring little in the way of freedom and progress for the majority of the Irish people unless it included a fundamental challenge to the structure of society.

The launch will include contributions from a wide range of speakers including:

Jim Connolly Heron, great-grandson of James Connolly

Gerry McCormack, SIPTU Manufacturing Division Organiser

Karan O’Loughlin, SIPTU National Campaigns and Equality Organiser

Rev. Chris Hudson, former trade unionist and peace negotiator

Somaia Halawa, sister of the Irish teenager Ibrahim Halawa imprisoned in Egypt

Sean Garland, former President of the Workers' Party

Oliver McDonagh, SIPTU Sector Organiser
 


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There are two Unionists in that crowd and on Muslim Brotherhood supporter. Christ on a bike!
 

tsarbomb

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Why is there a supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood speaking at this?!?!
 

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There are two Unionists in that crowd and on Muslim Brotherhood supporter. Christ on a bike!
Attendance should be confined to only those who've been to Mass and communion last Sunday ?
 

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Attendance should be confined to only those who've been to Mass and communion last Sunday ?
If the MB gets their way, there will be definitely no "mass and communion" The homophobic and Misogynist supporters of the MB should not be facilitated at Labour gatherings. Can you imagine the reaction if Maria Le Pen or some other extreme right wing individual asked to share this stage?
 

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It's not that great a book TBH

BTW Social progress was always part of the National Movement

- long before the Labour Party was formed here
 

Barna

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Diary Marker: Launch of James Connolly's ‘Labour in Irish History’ in Liberty Hall on Wednesday 8th June

Venue: Liberty Hall Theatre, Liberty Hall, Dublin 1

Date: Wednesday, 8th June

Time: 6.00 p.m.

Citizen Press is proud to present a high quality reprint of 'Labour In Irish History' by James Connolly. In the book, originally published in 1910, Connolly argues that Irish independence would bring little in the way of freedom and progress for the majority of the Irish people unless it included a fundamental challenge to the structure of society.

The launch will include contributions from a wide range of speakers including:

Jim Connolly Heron, great-grandson of James Connolly

Gerry McCormack, SIPTU Manufacturing Division Organiser

Karan O’Loughlin, SIPTU National Campaigns and Equality Organiser

Rev. Chris Hudson, former trade unionist and peace negotiator

Somaia Halawa, sister of the Irish teenager Ibrahim Halawa imprisoned in Egypt

Sean Garland, former President of the Workers' Party

Oliver McDonagh, SIPTU Sector Organiser
The 'Labour' Party.
LOL.
 

freewillie

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Maybe Garland will bring some banknotes for everyone on the audience
 

sadmal

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That's because there are none - the Plain People of Ireland saw sense and voted for a resurgent Fianna Fáil.

We're back! And if you don't like it, there's Australia.
Mmm A member of FF and also a member of Youth Defence, now why am I not surprised?
 

Brenny

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I don't see any prominent labour historians mentioned? I was thinking Emmet O'Connor or Fintan Lane, if nobody serious could be found then I'd even settle for Peter Berresford Ellis. Connolly's work was not history but propaganda; admirable propaganda, mind you, as it acted as a counter-balance to the overly green-tinged history that was produced at the time. It was history telling with both eyes firmly on the immediate present; judging by who they invited I'd say the same is true about this book launch.
 


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