Kilmichael – Céad Bliain ina Dhiaidh

I was invited by the Independent National Commemoration Committee to give the main talk at the Centenary of the Kilmichael Ambush, held Sunday 29th November 2020. A .PDF file of the text may be downloaded here. A video of the event, including some lovely singing, can be seen on Youtube. A chairde, On a damp … Continue reading “Kilmichael – Céad Bliain ina Dhiaidh”

Ó Cadhla is standing Cork North Central

What do you want for IRELAND? Here is a copy of my election flyer. Are you happy with the direction our country has taken? Can senior citizens feel secure, can they be confident that Health and Home Care is available? Can those in need of housing, to rent or buy, feel confident that they will … Continue reading “Ó Cadhla is standing Cork North Central”

England’s Difficulty

Presentation by Diarmaid Ó Cadhla to ‘The Way Forward Seminar’ hosted by Republican Sinn Féin on 27th July 2019. I believe that there is an opportunity before us, one that could hasten the day of national independence.  An opportunity exists to re-integrate the national territory and also to rebuild the unity of our people. The … Continue reading “England’s Difficulty”

James Connolly was proud to raise the Green Flag of Ireland.

It is neither Social Class nor Philosophy, but Democracy that is the issue today Let’s make our own analysis of today’s conditions, to create a decent future is something we must do for ourselves. James Connolly made a unique and original contribution to our history. He revealed more on the fundamental truth previously highlighted, in … Continue reading “James Connolly was proud to raise the Green Flag of Ireland.”

A MODEST PROPOSAL – Jonathan Swift

Published in 1729, learn about this work of satire on Wiki. For preventing the children of poor people in Ireland, from being a burden on their parents or country, and for making them beneficial to the publick. by Dr. Jonathan Swift It is a melancholy object to those, who walk through this great town, or travel … Continue reading “A MODEST PROPOSAL – Jonathan Swift”

Someone has said that we need to fight for socialism?

In our opinion, neither ‘Socialism’, nor any other ‘ism’, can be the basis for building a united democratic movement of the people. It is good that we all have our own policy preferences … but democracy requires us to accept that it is the right of the citizens to determine the policy of our state. … Continue reading “Someone has said that we need to fight for socialism?”

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”

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?”

Stefan Adami from Slovakia is dead – shame on our state!

Firstly, our condolence to the wife and family of Stefan on their tragic loss, may he rest in peace. I was driving on Wednesday when this shocking story hit the news on Live Line; I had a lump in my troath for several hours thinking about it. How can an ordinary decent man who came … Continue reading “Stefan Adami from Slovakia is dead – shame on our state!”

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?”