Saothar 41


2016 issue


  • Editorial: Labour, Class, the 1916 Rising and Beyond;
  • Irish Labour History Society, 2015;
  • Obituaries;
  • Michael D. Higgins – A Celebration of James Connolly & the Irish Citizens Army;
  • Róisín Higgins – The ‘Incorruptible Inheritors of 1916’: The Battle for Ownership of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Easter Rising;
  • Seán Byers – Belfast Trades Council, the Easter Rising & the Trade Union Politics of Commemoration, 1916-1966;
  • Eve Morrison – Class, Gender & Occupation Among the Bureau of Military History Witnesses & Ernie O’Malley Interviewees Who Were ‘Out’ in 1916;
  • Mary McAuliffe – From Inghinidhe na héireann to the Irish Citizen Army: Women, Radical Politics & the 1916 Rising;
  • Kate O’Malley – ‘Thrilled by the Irish Rising … and the Irish Story Ever Since’: Indian Nationalist Reactions to the Easter Rising;
  • Bruce Nelson– ‘The Greatest Epic of Modern History’: Caribbean Radicals and the Irish Revolution;
  • Dónal Fallon – Joseph Connolly (1893-1956): Firefighter & ICA Fighter;
  • John Dorney – The Rabble & the Republic;
  • Pádraig Yeates – Who Were Dublin’s looters in 1916?’ Crime & Society in Dublin During the Great War;
  • Stefan Berger & Stefan Braun – International Socialist Responses to the Easter Rising in Ireland in 1916 (Essay);
  • Adrian Grant – C.D. Greaves, The Life & Times of James Connolly (Labour Classic);
  • Conor McNamara – An Introduction to Manuscript Sources on the Irish Citizen Army (sources);
  • Edmund Penrose – Objects in the ILHS Archives & Museum: Records & Uniforms of the Irish Citizen Army (sources);
  • Cécile Gordon – The Military Service (1916-1923) Pensions Collection: Evidence of a Revolution Through Ordinary Voices (sources);
  • Francis Devine – ‘A Great & Trusted Custodian of Confidences’ Betrayed? Winifred Carney’s Military Service Pension Application (sources);
  • Peter Rigney – The Rising & Railway Workers (sources);
  • Francis Devine – ‘His Memory Still Lives With Us’: Two Bray Girls & Others Remember James Connolly (sources);
  • Alan Lugton – ‘Erin Go Bragh’: James Connolly & Hibernian Football Club (sources);
  • Kirsty Lusk – Labour Lives, No 18: Margaret Skinnider (1892-1971);
  • Gavin Foster – Republics, Rabbles, and Revolutionary Generations: Labour in the Revolution’s Centenary Historiography (essay in Review);
  • David Convery – ‘To Increase the Intelligence of the Slave’: James Connolly and the Workers’ Republic (essay in Review);
  • Reviews;
  • Luke Dineen – Cork Labour & the 1916 Rising;
  • Shay Cody – Dublin Trades Council – Reactions to the Easter Rising of 1916;
  • John Cunningham – Labour, Class & Rebellion in County Galway;
  • Steve Coyle – The Fire of Revolt: From Clydeside to Dublin’s GPO;
  • Chloe Alexander – Scottish Responses to the 1913 Lockout & the 1916 Easter Rising;
  • Martin Maguire – The Dublin Municipal Officers’ Association, Local Government Trade Unionism & the 1916 Rising;
  • Francis Devine – Post Office Workers & the Rising;
  • Niamh Puirséil – ‘The Schoolmasters’ Rebellion’: Teachers, the INTO and 1916;
  • Jason Walsh-McLean – ‘A Headstone For Patsy O’Connor: Fianna Scout & Forgotten Lockout Martyr’ (from The Blogs);
  • Sam McGrath – ‘The Darkest Hour Is Before The Dawn: The Story of Arthur ‘Neal’ Wicks (1893-1916), English Socialist, Hotel Waiter & Soldier of the Irish Citizen Army (from The Blogs);
  • Joe Mooney – ‘The Fighting Old Guard of the Transport Union’: The North Docks, the Citizen Army and the 1916 Rising (from The Blogs);
  • Events;
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