Who had the largest ever republican funeral in Cork?

Tadhg Barry was a patriot and a great friend and advocate of the working class. A very interesting lecture was delivered last Tuesday evening at the Solidarity Bookshopon Douglas Street, Cork.  It was given by Dr. Donal O’Drisceoil, lecturer in history at UCC and editor of the Saothar Journal of Irish Labour History; he was also historical … Continue reading “Who had the largest ever republican funeral in Cork?”

What are the most revolutionary ideas today?

  A reader on our Facebook page has contributed a posting which from start to end states: “IRA”. Others in the ‘left wing’ have commented to us in a similar way; about the need for revolution. We offer the following comment which might be of some interest.     Who are the revolutionaries? Traditionally they are … Continue reading “What are the most revolutionary ideas today?”

La Marseillaise

This marching song of the French Army of the Revolution has since become the National Anthem of France. Allons enfants de la Patrie, Le jour de gloire est arrivé; Contre nous, de la tyrannie L’étendard sanglant est levé, L’étendard sanglant est levé. Entendez-vous dans les campagnes Mugir ces féroces soldats? Ils viennent jusque dans nos … Continue reading “La Marseillaise”

The Dubliners – ‘For what died the sons of Róisín’

For what died the sons of Róisín A popular poem/song performed by Luke Kelly and the Dubliners For What Died the Sons of Róisín, was it fame? For What Died the Sons of Róisín, was it fame? For what flowed Irelands blood in rivers, That began when Brian chased the Dane, And did not cease … Continue reading “The Dubliners – ‘For what died the sons of Róisín’”

The Murder Machine

Preface This pamphlet is not, as its name might seem to import, a penny dreadful, at least in the ordinary sense. It consists of a series of studies of the English education system in Ireland. The article entitled “The Murder Machine” embodies an article which appeared in the Irish Review for February 1913. The article … Continue reading “The Murder Machine”

Oration at the graveside of O’Donovan Rossa, given by P.H. Pearse

Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa (September 1831 – 29 June 1915) Irish Fenian leader and prominent member of the Irish Republican Brotherhood. His life as an Irish Fenian is well documented but he is perhaps known best in death for the graveside oration given at his funeral. Oration at the graveside of O’Donovan Rossa on 1 August … Continue reading “Oration at the graveside of O’Donovan Rossa, given by P.H. Pearse”

‘Be Moderate’ verse by James Connolly.

In James Connolly’s time there were labour ‘leaders’ who recommended moderation in the workers demands … he wrote some verse … We only want the Earth Some men, faint-hearted, ever seek our programme to retouch, And will insist, when’re they speak that we demand too much. ‘Tis passing strange, yet I declare such statements cause … Continue reading “‘Be Moderate’ verse by James Connolly.”

Beyond Vietnam – A Time to break Silence

Speech delivered on 4th April 1967 by Martin Luther King Jr. at a meeting of Clergy and Laity Concerned at Riverside Church in New York City exactly one year before he was assassinated. Martin Luther King, Jr., born on Jan. 15th 1929 and was assassinated on April 4th 1968 Here is a link to a good … Continue reading “Beyond Vietnam – A Time to break Silence”

Frederick Engels’ Speech at the Grave of Karl Marx

Highgate Cemetery, London. March 17, 1883 On the 14th of March, at a quarter to three in the afternoon, the greatest living thinker ceased to think. He had been left alone for scarcely two minutes, and when we came back we found him in his armchair, peacefully gone to sleep—but for ever. An immeasurable loss … Continue reading “Frederick Engels’ Speech at the Grave of Karl Marx”