Labour/Workers Rights

27-29 September 2018: Douglas Hyde Conference: ‘People, place & time: Converging histories’, Ballaghederreen, Co. Roscommon

From Thursday 27 September to Saturday 29 September 2018 the thirtieth Douglas Hyde Conference took place in Ballaghaderreen, Co. Roscommon. The conference was established in 1988 in honour od Douglas Hyde (1860-1949), co-founder of Conradh na Gaeilge (The Gaelic League) and first president of Ireland. The theme of this year’s conference was ‘People, places &…

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11 September 2018-31 May 2019: National Library of Ireland exhibition: ‘From ballots to bullets: Ireland 1918-1919’, National Photographic Archive, Dublin 2

On 11 September 2018 a new exhibition curated by the National Library of Ireland, ‘From ballots to bullets: Ireland 1918-1919’, was launched at the National Photographic Archive by Senator Ivana Bacik, Chair of the Oireachtas Vótáil100 committee. The exhibition covers the key years 1918-1919, which encompassed the end of the First World War, the first postwar UK election in…

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1 September 2018: ‘Limerick 1918–23: New approaches’, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick

On Saturday 1 September 2018 the Department of History, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, will hosted a one-day conference entitled ‘Limerick 1918–23: New approaches. This will bring together a range of scholars working on new and innovative aspects of the history of the revolutionary years 1918–1923 in County Limerick. Taking local, national, and global perspectives, the conference will…

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12-16 August 2018: Parnell Summer School, Co. Wicklow

From 12-16 August 2018 the 2018 Parnell Summer School took place at Avondale House, Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow, on the theme of ‘Democracy triumphant?’ On 14 December 1918, Irish voters went to the polls in the first post-war general election across the United Kingdom. Amidst the aftermath of the war and the legacy of the Easter…

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12 May 2018: ‘New approaches to Irish revolutionary history’, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2

On Saturday 12 May Trinity College Dublin hosted a one-day seminar entitled ‘New approaches to Irish revolutionary history’, marking the fortieth anniversary of the publication of David Fitzpatrick’s Politics and Irish life: Provincial experience of war and revolution, 1913-21. Fitzpatrick’s book was a study of Co. Clare, and proved enormously influential in exploring the social…

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9 May 2018: Public consultation on Decade of Centenaries, Newbridge, Co. Kildare

Kildare County Council hosted an open meeting on Wednesday 9 May Kildare County Council on the Ireland 2018-2023 centenary programme from 7.30pm. to 9.30pm in the Hotel Keadeen, Newbridge, Co. Kildare. The council hoped to hear from from local groups, organisations and individuals who may be interested in participating in the continued development and delivery of Kildare…

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23 April 2018: History Ireland ‘Hedge School’: ‘The cause of Labour? The 1918 general strike against conscription’, Liberty Hall, Dublin 1

On Monday 23 April 2018 a History Ireland ‘Hedge School’ debate took place in Liberty Hall, Dublin 1, on the subject of ‘The cause of Labour? The 1918 general strike against conscription. On 23 April 1918 the Irish Trade Union Congress, and the ITGWU in particular, called a one day general strike against the imposition of…

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18 April 2018: ‘Anti-conscription campaign: 100 years on’, Mansion House, Dublin 2

On Wednesday 18 April, 2018 Dublin City Council hosted a one-day conference to mark the Mansion House Conference against conscription which was convened and chaired by Lord Mayor Laurence O’Neill on 18 April 1918 at Dublin’s Mansion House. Conscription into the British armed forces had not been extended to Ireland during the First World War, and Irish nationalist…

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27 January 2018: ‘1918: The politics of radicalisation’, Dublin City University

On Saturday 27 January 2018 Dublin City University’s School of History and Geography hosted its third annual public symposium charting and putting in context the events of Ireland’s revolutionary decade. The 2018 symposium was entitled ‘1918: The politics of radicalisation’. The keynote speaker was Professor Diarmaid Ferriter (UCD), while other speakers included Mark Duncan (Century Ireland), Maria…

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