And while we’re talking about the Left Archive… August 26, 2013Posted by WorldbyStorm in Irish Left Online Document Archive, Irish Politics, The Left.
…Just a quick note to mention that we now have a little over 300 documents in the Archive. The Index is fully up to date.
As always many thanks to the people who have sent material in to it.
But in truth there’s still a pile of material yet to be added to it, and some fairly significant gaps.
For example, there is nothing there from the Red Republicans, a split from the IRSP in the 1970s. The Democratic Socialist Party is represented only one or two documents. Jim Kemmy’s Limerick Socialists not at all (though the newspaper of the LS outfit is available online from Limerick City Library, as noted on the CLR back in April). While we have one Spartacist Ireland document dating from 2002, what of their incarnations prior to that time? More from DCTU would be good. More from the IWG? Why not? Did the League of Communist Republicans only issue one document and what of the Republican Workers Tendency? There’s nothing from éirígí as of yet – again any printed docs gratefully accepted. And so on.
And if people can point out any groups that should be represented which are missing that would be great.
So any further materials gratefully accepted. Just email us at the email in the right hand column if you think something you have might be appropriate. Six years later and a raft of formations, parties and groups later what’s remarkable is the sheer volume of materials output. And a lot more out there yet.