Oscar Wilde is known today for his satirical wit and literary accomplishments. But he was also a socialist committed to the fight against oppression and exploitation.
Donal Fallon is a historian and the presenter of the Three Castles Burning podcast. He is coauthor of Revolutionary Dublin: A Walking Guide (Collins Press).
Today marks 80 years since James Joyce’s death. Joyce’s flirtation with organized socialist politics was brief, but he continued to find inspiration in socialist texts throughout his life.
This St. Patrick’s Day we remember the 1867 Fenian uprising — and its radical vision of an Irish Republic.
The methods and politics of the Paris Commune served as inspiration for Easter Rising leaders like James Connolly.