Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

Oct 1969 edition of “Young Worker” -Young Communist Group in Cork February 7, 2018

The October 1969 edition of “Young Worker” published by A Young Communist Group in Cork , who were affiliated with the ICO, (Irish Communist Organisation). Included are pieces on James Connollys activities in Cork, An INteresting Historical Analysis of The Republican Movement , a critique of a Marxist-Leninist group “Irish Revolutionary Youth”, pieces on Health and Agriculture.
I’ve scanned and uploaded it in pdf format here


50th Anniversary Edition of ITGWU Magazine “Liberty” January 9, 2017

An issue of “Liberty” the ITGWU Magazine produced to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Union. It’s really fascinating and covers the 1913 Lockout , The Citizen Army, James Connolly and much more. It’s 96 pages so scanned it into two pdfs.
Liberty Part 1 is uploaded here and
Liberty Part 2 is uploaded here




“Imperialism and Resistance in the 21st Century” -James Connolly Memorial Lecture 11 May 2013 New Theatre April 18, 2013

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A poster advertising the James Connolly Memorial Lecture “Imperialism and Resistance in the 21st Century” to be held on the 11th of May 2013 in the New Theatre, Essex Street. The Speaker being James Petras . The poster also advertises the CPI James Connolly Commemoration the following day in Arbour Hill Cemetery.
Many thanks to the sender.


Easter Rising 1916 Commemorative Stamps, April 1966 October 4, 2012

A lovely bit of history that a kind reader sent on (many thanks). From April 1966 a set of Easter Rising 1916 Commemorative Stamps to mark the 50th anniversary of the rising.
There are stamps for P.H. Pearse, James Connolly, Thomas Clarke, Eamonn Ceannt, Sean Mac Diarmada, Joseph Plunkett and Thomas Mac Donagh with profiles of each in Irish and English. There are also details of the stamps themselves.
Click to enlarge the main images



“Free All Irish Political Prisoners” Poster with Karl Marx and James Connolly December 1, 2010

A “Free All Irish Political Prisoners” Poster with Karl Marx and (I presume) James Connolly. It was hiding in a friends uncles garage in Germany until recently.
A comment below gives a little history to the poster.
The poster was produced by the Prisoners Aid Committee in the early 70′s. The PAC was based in London and was originally set up in 1972 by Official Sinn Fein to campaign for IRA prisoners. The poster is a reminder that Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels had campaigned for Republican prisoners. The PAC designed and paid for the posters which were widely distibuted. By the end of 1974 all members of the PAC had been expelled from the British branch of the stickies, Clann na h’Eireann but the PAC continued to campaign for all Republican prisoners in English jails until the end of the 80′s.


“Demand a democratic economy” – Connolly Youth Movement 2009 Leaflet July 26, 2010

A 2009 leaflet “Demand a democratic economy” from the Connolly Youth Movement.



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