Monthly Archives: November 2017
The most-viewed piece on this blog is Women’s Rights and the National Struggle, 1916-1922. This has now had over 10,000 views.
Hope folks have found it useful!
Again, I’ve been rather lax with the blog, due to other commitments – and, I must admit, a certain amount of inertia. . .
My priorites right now are getting up more of Fintan Lalor’s articles from the 1840s and also starting to get up articles by Sean McLoughlin, appointed Cmdt-General by Connolly towards the end of Easter Week. Sean McL later played an important role in both the original and sadly shortlived Communist Party of Ireland (founded by Roddy Connolly) and in James Connolly’s Socialist Labour Party in Scotland.
He is the subject of a fine biography by Charlie McGuire. Charlie deserves much respect for rescuing Sean McLoughlin from obscurity. Every socialist-republican should buy Charlie’s book.
I am also keen to get other people involved in the blog: book and film reviews, historical pieces, and also contemporary economic analysis are particular areas of interest. At present it’s essentially me, with some articles by my friend Mick Healy. But Mick has The Irish Republican & Marxist History Project to keep him busy as his primary on-line focus.
I also want to advertise other blogs more consistently, such as the Irish Republican & Marxist History Project and John Bull’s Workhouse (about the six-county state and economy), which Belfast socialist-republican Liam O Ruairc (an occasional contributor to this blog) and veteran Cork socialist-republican Jim Lane are involved in.
Plus I will link more to material on sites such as Eirigi and Saoradh, as well as continuing to re-blog and link to stuff by Socialist Democracy.