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Donation of Historic Trade Union Banner by the National League of the Blind

24th April 2023

At the Annual General Meeting of the Irish Labour History Society on Saturday 22nd April 2023, representatives of the National League of the Blind formally presented a historic banner from their organisation to the Irish Labour History Society. Founded in 1898 as the first trade union in Ireland to support blind craft workers, this historic […]

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INTO handover of banner to Irish Labour History Society


30th March 2023

The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) has kindly donated a historic trade union banner to the Irish Labour History Society Collections in Beggars Bush (Dublin), where it is now on public display. The banner dates from the 1960s, includes symbols from the four provinces and the ‘lamp of knowledge’ in recognition of education and Cumann […]

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Brendan Byrne RIP


19th March 2023

The Irish Labour History Society learned with great sadness of the death of our former President Brendan Byrne who passed away on 16 March 2023. A former trade union official (ITGWU/SIPTU), Brendan was a stalwart of the Society serving as President (2007-13), Treasurer (2003-07) and as a committee member (2002-03). He made a stellar contribution […]

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Fighting for the Clerical Grades

‘Fighting For the Clerical Grades’ In Stock

20th February 2023

Fighting For the Clerical Grades Dr Martin Maguire’s important study of the Civil, Public and Services Union is now available to purchase directly from the Irish Labour History Society. See ‘Fighting for the Clerical Grades’ A History of the Civil, Public and Services Union 1922-2017 (CPSU) – Irish Labour History Society

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