On this episode of the show we were joined by Alan Kinsella of the Irish Election Literature Blog. Alan talked about how he began collecting material relating to elections and referenda as a child and how this led to a lifetime of accumulating Irish political ephemera. Alan also discussed his new podcast “The Others” dealing […]
On this episode we discuss Deputy John Jinks and his role in the short lived fifth Dáil. Despite lasting just 98 days, it was one of the most historic. As Fianna Fáil agreed to drop abstentionism and take their seats in the Dáil, the parliamentary arithmetic meant that a new government was possible. With a […]
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. […]
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 […]
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.
On this episode we look at the 1913 Lockout in Dublin. We’re joined by author and historian Pádraig Yeates. Pádraig is the author of Lockout: 1913 and chairman of the 1913 Commemoration Committee.