‘Sé tús maith leath na h-oibre – ag iarraidh úsáid na Gaeilge a chur sa chéad áit!

Is é seo an chéad iarracht  dúinn alt a fhoilsiú as Gaeilge.  Bíonn leisce orainn an Ghaeilge a úsáid mar go mbíonn eagla orainn faoi easpa cruinneas teangan, ach is dócha go mbeidh sé sinn i gceist i gcónaí agus gur cheart dúinn tús a chur lenár n-oibre ar aon chuma, seachas bheith ag caint … Continue reading “‘Sé tús maith leath na h-oibre – ag iarraidh úsáid na Gaeilge a chur sa chéad áit!”

Fornocht do chonac thú – ag Pádraig Mac Piarais

Fornocht do chonac thú Fornocht do chonac thú, a áille na háille, is do dhallas mo shúil ar eagla go stánfainn. Do chualas do cheol, a bhinne na binne, is do dhúnas mo chluas ar eagla go gclisfinn. Do bhlaiseas do bhéal a mhilse na milse, is do chruas mo chroí ar eagla mo mhillte. … Continue reading “Fornocht do chonac thú – ag Pádraig Mac Piarais”

US Independence wasn’t just a ‘good idea’, it was required

These days Americans, at least those connected with the USA, are called upon to celebrate their independence as a free state and as a sovereign people.  This is a proper thing indeed because freedom and sovereignty are very precious things to any nation.  But why is there a reluctance in the case of the USA?  … Continue reading “US Independence wasn’t just a ‘good idea’, it was required”

An Chomhdháil Phobail | The People’s Convention

Your assistance is needed in getting a new initiative off the ground. We are pleased to pass on the following information: The new An Chomhdháil Phobail / The Peoples Convention (CPPC) will be announced on Saturday 27th November next – the ICTU demonstration in Dublin will be used to leaflet the public, a web site will … Continue reading “An Chomhdháil Phobail | The People’s Convention”

Lecture misses the point – the need to oppose fascism today

Tuesday evening this week saw a lecture entitled “The Spanish Revolution” delivered at the Solidarity Bookshop in Cork, it was given by James O’Brien, a supporter of the ‘Workers Solidarity Movement’ (WSM).  The lecture is part of a series being given at the shop throughout October/November – we already reported on the first lecture in this … Continue reading “Lecture misses the point – the need to oppose fascism today”

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?”

Vietnamese Declaration of Independence – Hanoi on 2 Sept. 1945

“All men are created equal. They are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness” This immortal statement was made in the Declaration of Independence of the United States of America m 1776. In a broader sense, this means: All the peoples on the earth … Continue reading “Vietnamese Declaration of Independence – Hanoi on 2 Sept. 1945”

The Irish Flag – James Connolly

This article appeared in James Connolly’s Workers’ Republic on 8th April 1916, just weeks before the Irish Citizen Army marched out with the Irish Volunteers to declare the Irish Republic, for all of the people of Ireland. Connolly explained that: “The cause of labour is the cause of Ireland, the cause of Ireland is the cause … Continue reading “The Irish Flag – James Connolly”

‘The Spiritual Nation’, P.H. Pearse, Republish series 3 of 4

PREFACE This Tract continues and develops the argument commenced in Ghosts, and pursued in The Separatist Idea, and should be read in connection with those Tracts (which form Nos. 10 and 11 of this series). It is not to be taken as an attempt to represent the whole of Davis’s mind or to summarise the … Continue reading “‘The Spiritual Nation’, P.H. Pearse, Republish series 3 of 4”

‘Ghosts’, by PH Pearse. Republish series 1 of 4

Preface Here be ghosts that I have raised this Christmastide, ghosts of dead men that have bequeathed a trust to us living men. Ghosts are troublesome things in a house or in a family, as we knew even before Ibsen taught us. There is only one way to appease a ghost. You must do the … Continue reading “‘Ghosts’, by PH Pearse. Republish series 1 of 4”