The Society has organised several online lectures in recent years. Below are the recordings of these.
- Autumn 2020 Lectures
- Spring 2021 Lectures
- Christopher Loughlin - The "Long" Civil Rights Movement in Northern Ireland
- Cormac Moore - The Day-To-Day Effects of Partition
- Mary McAuliffe - Margaret Skinnider
- Mary Muldowney - Irish Women Telephonists & The Struggle For Gender Equality In The 1970s
- Mike Mecham - 'Standing in the gap of danger by our sides': Keir Hardie's commitments to Ireland
- Autumn 2021 Lectures
- Spring 2022 Lectures
Autumn 2020 Lectures
Peter Rigney -The 1920 Munitions Dispute in Ireland
Dr Peter Rigney spoke at an Irish Labour History Society event in late 2020 on the 1920 Munitions Dispute. Umiskin Press have since published a book by Dr Rigney on this important labour struggle during the War of Independence.
Margaret - Constance Markievicz as Minister for Labour
A lecture by Dr Margaret Ward to the Irish Labour History Society in November 2020 on 'Constance Markievicz as Minister For Labour'
Spring 2021 Lectures
Christopher Loughlin - The "Long" Civil Rights Movement in Northern Ireland
Dr Christopher Loughlin presented a talk to the Irish Labour History Society in Feburary 2021 on The "Long" Civil Rights Movement in Northern Ireland. This was part of the Spring series of lectures organised by the Irish Labour History Society.
Cormac Moore - The Day-To-Day Effects of Partition
Dr Cormac Moore gave a talk on The Day-To-Day Effects of Partition to the Irish Labour History Society on Saturday 20 February 2021. This was part of the Spring series of lectures organised by the Irish Labour History Society.
Mary McAuliffe - Margaret Skinnider
Dr Mary McAuliffe gave this talk on the revolutionary life of Margaret Skinnider to the Irish Labour History Society on Saturday 27 February 2021.
Mary Muldowney - Irish Women Telephonists & The Struggle for Gender Equality in the 1970s
Dr Mary Muldowney gave a talk on this topic to the Irish Labour History Society on Saturday 6 March 2021, as part of the Society's Spring Lecture Series. An article on the same topic is to be included in Volume 46 of Saothar: Journal of the Irish Labour History Society published in May 2021.
Mike Mecham - 'Standing in the gap of danger by our sides': Keir Hardie's Commitments to Ireland
Dr Mike Mecham gave a talk to the Irish Labour History Society on Saturday 13 March 2021, as part of the Society's Spring Lecture series.
Autumn 2021 Lectures
Liam Cahill - Spanish International Brigades Volunteer Mossie Quinlan
The Irish Labour History Society hosted a Zoom talk by author and member Liam Cahill on Saturday 20 November 2021. This talk focused on Liam's latest book, exploring the life and heroic legacy of International Brigade Volunteer from Waterford Mossie Quinlan, who died in the Battle of Jarama in the Spanish Civil War.
Luke Dineen - The Creation of the Irish Engineering Union, 1917-1923
Dr Luke Dineen spoke at this Irish Labour History Society Zoom event on Saturday 27 November 2021. His talk covers the union's foundation, starting with 1917 and finishing at 1923, the conclusion of the civil war. It will also cover how the union and its members contributed to the Irish revolution and to the independent Irish state.
Spring 2022 Lectures
Shay Cody - The Life and Achievements of Labour Leader Tom Johnson
A talk by President of the Irish Labour History Society, Shay Cody, on Labour Leader, Trade Unionist and co-author of the Democratic Programme of the First Dáil, Tom Johnson. Delivered at an Irish Labour History Society event on 5 March 2022. Based on Shay's contribution to Irish Labour History Society Publication 'Seeking No Honour' which was supported by Fórsa trade union.
Alan McCarthy - The Real People's College? Workers' Education in Cork and Dublin, 1946-51
Dr Alan McCarthy gave this talk at an Irish Labour History Society event on 10 March 2022. In 1948 after two years of dedicated study, twenty-four trade unionists were awarded diplomas in social and economic science by UCC President Alfred O’Rahilly. Concerned by the potential spread of crypto-communism, O’Rahilly sought to influence the development of adult education nationally at institutions like UCD and the Catholic Workers’ College. This staunch espousal of Catholic social teaching within the nascent adult education movement brought it into conflict with advocates of non-denominational workers’ education, such as the People’s College, within the context of Catholic integralism in the 1940s and 1950s. This is the story of the institutions that claimed to be the ‘real’ college of the People.