Tag Archives: Labour

34 Irish Labour After 1916

In the aftermath of the Russian Revolution and the Easter Rising, the Irish Labour movement found itself in a new state of ferment. How did Irish Labour fare after James Connolly’s death in 1916? How did the trade union movement rebuild itself? What was its role in the independence movement? This lecture explores these questions. Brian Hanley is an historian and author of many books on Irish Republican history. The lecture was delivered in the Teachers’ Club in Dublin on the 22nd of February 2017 as part of the People’s College lecture series ‘Ireland in a World of Revolutions’ organised by John Dorney.

27 Scottish Nationalism & New states in Europe after WW1

scottish nationalism

On this episode we compare and contrast the history of Irish and Scottish nationalism in the run up to the Scottish independence referendum.  In the second half of the show, we look at new states in Europe that were created in the wake of the First World War and compare their experience to the Irish Free State.

17 The Molly Maguires

Molly+Maguires

On this episode we are joined by Irish American historian, author and poet, John Kearns, to discuss the Molly Maguires. The Molly Maguires were a secret society based among the Irish miners in the anthracite coal fields in northern Pennsylvania in the 1860s and 1870s.