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New book on history of the Communist Party of Ireland.


Seanie Lemass

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Interesting book that covers the history of the CPI from foundation up to 1969. First volume of two. Based on some archival sources never previously used including from the Party's own archive. Some fascinating stuff about the Party's relationship to republicanism, including having at various times had members in the IRA and even Fianna Fáil!

The book proves conclusively that Coughlan - who had appeared to threaten Treacy over references to him in his book on the IRA - was a member of the party as was Roy Johnston at a time when they were leading advisors to IRA Chief of Staff Cathal Goulding. Johnston was in fact a member of the Irish Workers Party (as the southern CP was then called) while on the IRA Army Council!


The Communist Party of Ireland 1921 - 2011 by Matt Treacy (Paperback)
 

Hitch 22

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What would an account of the 1990s and 2000s involve?

Exciting accounts of handing out fliers at the GPO?
 

borntorum

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What would an account of the 1990s and 2000s involve?

Exciting accounts of handing out fliers at the GPO?
Perhaps there'll be an account if the deal they did with Mick Wallace which saw their HQ in Temple Bar being renovated?
 

Seanie Lemass

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What would an account of the 1990s and 2000s involve?

Exciting accounts of handing out fliers at the GPO?


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I'd imagine the earlier parts are more interesting although they would surprise you the same people. Quite a few prominent people would have been members in more recent times in unions, media, politics even.
 

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:)


I'd imagine the earlier parts are more interesting although they would surprise you the same people. Quite a few prominent people would have been members in more recent times in unions, media, politics even.
I think they mysteriously stopped turning up at demos and meetings after 10 November 1989.
 
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Garda history of the communist party is probably a lot more exciting giving the number of touts that were in it.
 

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Interesting book that covers the history of the CPI from foundation up to 1969. First volume of two. Based on some archival sources never previously used including from the Party's own archive. Some fascinating stuff about the Party's relationship to republicanism, including having at various times had members in the IRA and even Fianna Fáil!

The book proves conclusively that Coughlan - who had appeared to threaten Treacy over references to him in his book on the IRA - was a member of the party as was Roy Johnston at a time when they were leading advisors to IRA Chief of Staff Cathal Goulding. Johnston was in fact a member of the Irish Workers Party (as the southern CP was then called) while on the IRA Army Council!


The Communist Party of Ireland 1921 - 2011 by Matt Treacy (Paperback)
Is 'History' the key word in describing the current Communist Party of Ireland?
 

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Why would anyone have remained in the CPI in the 70s or 80s when they could have joined the equally Stalinist, and much more successful, Workers Party?
 

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Why would anyone have remained in the CPI in the 70s or 80s when they could have joined the equally Stalinist, and much more successful, Workers Party?
How was the Workers party successful??? Does your idea of success mean that certain leading figures becoming ministers in the current FG/Labour Government???
 

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Where there any meetings between Irish commies and their KGB controllers like this one?

[video=youtube;xz6kYe-DUTo]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xz6kYe-DUTo[/video]
 

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Garda history of the communist party is probably a lot more exciting giving the number of touts that were in it.
Hardly that exciting?

[video=youtube;qav691Tckm4]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qav691Tckm4[/video]
 

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How was the Workers party successful??? Does your idea of success mean that certain leading figures becoming ministers in the current FG/Labour Government???
They won 7 seats in 1989. Compared to any hard left party, it isn't bad.
 

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They won 7 seats in 1989. Compared to any hard left party, it isn't bad.
Well now that's debatable. Even Eírigí have more elected reps than the sticks, locally. I'm not saying that Eírigi are sticks, I'm just saying that he who laughs last laughs loudest, and although there is a grain of truth in what the bull o'donoghue said about the sticks, insofar as that they had more partys than they did members, and no, no pun intended there, honestly, about the criminal elements, the fraudsters, the liars, jsut saying, that although they only had 2 members, and that there was trice as many chiefs as there was indians, that the turn out at 'hard left' commemorations such as bob doyles, who fought wit the connolly columns in Spain, contradicts, mao , laws blah blah block black sheep..

[video=youtube_share;AhpKS3lzz9U]http://youtu.be/AhpKS3lzz9U[/video]

There's only 2 commie supporters on the whole island ..
 

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Well now that's debatable. Even Eírigí have more elected reps than the sticks, locally. I'm not saying that Eírigi are sticks, I'm just saying that he who laughs last laughs loudest, and although there is a grain of truth in what the bull o'donoghue said about the sticks, insofar as that they had more partys than they did members, and no, no pun intended there, honestly, about the criminal elements, the fraudsters, the liars, jsut saying, that although they only had 2 members, and that there was trice as many chiefs as there was indians, that the turn out at 'hard left' commemorations such as bob doyles, who fought wit the connolly columns in Spain, contradicts, mao , laws blah blah block black sheep..

[video=youtube_share;AhpKS3lzz9U]http://youtu.be/AhpKS3lzz9U[/video]

There's only 2 commie supporters on the whole island ..
If so far as I could make sense of that, how many representatives are there who were elected as éirígí candidates?
 

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Interesting book that covers the history of the CPI from foundation up to 1969. First volume of two. Based on some archival sources never previously used including from the Party's own archive. Some fascinating stuff about the Party's relationship to republicanism, including having at various times had members in the IRA and even Fianna Fáil!

The book proves conclusively that Coughlan - who had appeared to threaten Treacy over references to him in his book on the IRA - was a member of the party as was Roy Johnston at a time when they were leading advisors to IRA Chief of Staff Cathal Goulding. Johnston was in fact a member of the Irish Workers Party (as the southern CP was then called) while on the IRA Army Council!


The Communist Party of Ireland 1921 - 2011 by Matt Treacy (Paperback)
did their FF members accomplish anything?
 
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