Reminder of Membership Renewal for 2017
Membership affiliation for 2017 is now due. This year we have introduced a
facility to pay online by PayPal.
This allows members to pay in any denomination (Payment can also be made by credit card. You don't need to open a paypal account).
ILHS & Clé Club present
The Hugh Geraghty Memorial Talk:
Railway Workers in Ireland Post World War 1 by Peter Rigney
8pm, Wed 15th March 2017 Cois Life Bar, Liberty Hall, Dublin
The new book by Michael Quinn was launched by Dr. Jack O'Connor, SIPTU General President on 8th December 2016 in Liberty Hall, Dublin. Below is a review by Jack McGinley. The publication can be purchased at umiskinpress.wordpress.com
Book review here
ILHS Conference 2016
Sat, October 22nd,
Beggars Bush, Dublin 4
Following on from volume 1 on new unionism and old (1889 - 1906), volume 2 reviews the impact of Larkinism and syndicalism on Derry. After impressive progress in the 19th century, Derry's industrial growth started to falter after 1904. Wages stagnated, prices rose relentlessly, and thousands of workers in the shirt-factories and on the docks grew restless. The city seemed ripe for one of the Larkinite revolts that shook Irish cities in the early 20th century ....
Details of the new publication here
Co-Edited by Francis Devine, Sarah-Anne Buckley and Brian Hanley, Saothar 41 covers a range of themes relating to labour's place in the 1916 Rising, including the role of women; the legacy and contested ownership of the Rising; gender and class; memory and commemoration; Belfast Trades Council; the ICA; the Workers' Republic; and the response of international radicals to the events of 1916.
Purchase Saothar 41 online here.
on the cusp of the Revolutionary Year
The 2015 ILHS Annual Conference took place on October 9th-11th at Liberty Hall, Dublin.
ILHS Conference 2015
was officially launched by Tánaiste Joan Burton TD, Leader of the Labour Party in Liberty Hall, Dublin on 1st July 2015. There is an audio recording of the launch at the link below.
Clusky book launch
The 26th of August 2013 marked the anniversary of the start of the 1913 Lockout and Strike. A chronology of events from this date in 1913 to December 1913 & January 1914 when the striking workers gradually began to return to work. The Lockout ended by degrees.