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Tomorrow’s People from the Workers’ Party, October 1991 October 23, 2009

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.



Many thanks to AK of Irish Election Literature Blog for forwarding this copy of Tomorrow’s People from October 1991. As AK notes…

Thought it may be of interest with the article about Jim Sullivan and Cathal Gouldings graveside oration for Kathleen Whelan. Nice bit about Colm McCarthy and others eating in the Unicorn! nteresting enough too… Fianna Fáil wanting Gerry Collins to replace Javier Perez De Cuellar as Secretary General of the UN.
Linda Kavanaghs article on adoption is interesting also.

It certainly provides a snapshot of the situation at a very specific period in the history of the left. I’ll fold it into the Archive but for the moment it’s a good standalone piece.


1. Michael Gallagher - October 23, 2009

You may be interested in this anti war photography exhibition which will be showing until Friday, October 30th.

Images of Resistance – Iraq and Beyond

Photography Exhibition

Matt Merrigan Hall
55 Middle Abbey Street
Dublin 1
Mon-Thurs – 11am-4pm * Friday 11am-3pm
Until October 30th

A collaboration of the work of many photographers including serving and former soldiers, the main purposes of this exhibition is to help raise consciousness and awareness in the public of the opposition to wars, the plight of the people in war torn countries, the real reasons behind wars, the effects of war and also to show the situations soldiers find themselves in. Many of the images come from war zones including Iraq, Afghanistan and Palestine.

This photo documentary is regularly updated with images from conflict situations around the world and further showings are planned in countries that have any involvement in any wars or the arms industry. The exhibition tour will include many Irish locations so as to highlight the use of Shannon Airport by the US military and the manufacture of weapons components in north and south of Ireland. It will also inform Irish taxpayers in particular, how some of our taxes are being used and will raise questions about our so called military neutrality.
Galway, Kilkenny, Limerick, Mayo, Derry and Belfast are some of the locations planned for the exhibition in 2010.

Donations are welcome to help fund the tour of this important and exceptional body of work.

Account No. 90747246 – sort code: 90-07-11
Bank of Ireland, Talbot Street, Dublin 1.

All the photographers go through risks in capturing some of the images and do it mainly out of their passion for photojournalism and generally at their own expenses. Any finance accrued through sales of prints etc, goes back into maintaining the exhibition, such as reframing/ reprinting where neccessary, general printing and carriage/ travel costs etc. This project is not for profit.

Image contributers to date are photographers, Zoriah Miller, Michael Gallagher, Geróid O’Loingsigh, Guy Smallman, Paula Geraghty, Paul Mattsson, serving and former soldiers (who wish to remain anonymous)

The work has been shown a number of times since 2005 and many thanks to those who have sponsored or assisted us so far:
The Irish Anti War Movement * Staff at at UNITE
Joe Higgins MEP * Senator David Norris * Cllr; Joan Collins
People Against War * The Teacher’s Club
anti war activists, June Kelly, Ciaran and Martin O’Sulllivan, individual donators and the public who attended our fundraisers.

Printing of the current batch of images on show was by Photolabs of Portabello, Dublin.

A selection of images from the exhibition (including photo essays etc of workers issues) can be seen @

Contact me if you would like this exhibition to be shown in your location or for any enquiries: Michael Gallagher (photographer and co-ordinator of the project) 00353 (0) 86 4048249 libertypics@yahoo.ie.


2. Gypsy - October 23, 2009

That’s what I get for slagging Colm B (Borat) a couple of weeks ago. Scary seeing a picture of yourself eighteen years later.
But with Triona and Linda (both pictured) not with us anymore I suppose I can’t complain.
I must say I always found Noel McFarlane a very good writer and a sound bloke. Anybody know what he’s up to these days?
Useless bit of trivia, that condom machine in the WPY basement only took £1 sterling coins.


WorldbyStorm - October 23, 2009

Michael, I can put that up as a post if you like… in fact I think I will…


WorldbyStorm - October 23, 2009

I…er… appropriated a Gus Hall book on US Communists from that same basement in 1991… I was getting a bit long in the tooth to be WPY, but somehow I wound up at a meeting or two. I guess our paths must have crossed.


3. Gypsy - October 23, 2009

Must have done. Our paths hopefully will cross outside of virtual world so we can check. I’m sure Garibaldy will feel more wronged by your confession. Probably no need for restitution?


4. Garibaldy - October 23, 2009

I would say he’s been added to the list for revolutionary justice, but after going DL he’s only been moved up it 😉


WorldbyStorm - October 24, 2009

Ah but I left DL.

Too late for restitution though. Think of the CLR as a sort of kind of…


5. Maddog Wilson - October 24, 2009

Catharsis Wbs?


WorldbyStorm - October 24, 2009



6. Maddog Wilson - October 24, 2009

A reprieve I think is in order.


WorldbyStorm - October 24, 2009

We’ll see… 🙂


7. Joe - October 27, 2009

I have to claim credit for that story about “Everywoman’s Health Guide” being pulled from the shelves of the public libraries. I saw the memo and said this ain’t right. So I copied it and sent it to the chair of the WP Women’s Cttee. She passed it on to the Irish Times and it was a very small story there before it went into Tomorrow’s People. I met Noel McFarlane afterwards and he was disappointed I hadn’t sent it straight to him. He felt he could have made a bigger story of it. He struck me as a very sound bloke and a good writer too.
Tomorrow’s People under him certainly was an improvement on the Irish People of the mid to late 80s. This edition was a good sound paper that people could read and enjoy and agree with!
Sterling coins only in the condom machine. Wot, no superdollars?
Which brings me on to no hint in the paper at all of the high-level factional shenanigans then going on in the WP…


8. Harry Crake - October 27, 2009

Tmw’s People was actually a much better paper than the IP, more readable. But it wasn’t sold as much was it? There’s a few people in that Family Solidarity photo that ended up in interesting places.


9. Neues aus den Archiven der radikalen (und nicht so radikalen) Linken « Entdinglichung - October 30, 2009

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