The Great War spurred the separatist movement, but it also blurred the lines between nationalism and socialism on the Irish left.
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As Ireland celebrates the centenary of 1916, the conditions on the island offer possibilities for socialist politics not seen in one hundred years.
The Catholic Church waged a century-long war against the Irish left.
The methods and politics of the Paris Commune served as inspiration for Easter Rising leaders like James Connolly.
The revolutionary period sparked by the 1916 Easter Rising offered a vision of a truly democratic Ireland.
Despite its working-class roots, the Irish Labour Party never became an effective vehicle for social democracy.
Bernadette Devlin on her early activism and why the Good Friday Agreement brought some peace, but little justice.
Ireland’s revolutionary women made the fight for emancipation their own.
In the years after the Easter Rising, Ireland saw a wave of worker militancy.
Over its long history, Sinn Féin has shown itself to be a left-nationalist party that is more nationalist than left.
Through the twentieth century, Irish elites treated poverty as a moral failing — and built a brutal carceral state to correct it.
Sinn Féin wants to be more than an opposition force — it wants to lead Ireland’s first progressive government.