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2016 in the Irish Left Archive December 30, 2016

Posted by Aonrud ⚘ in Irish Left Online Document Archive.


Following IEL’s post earlier, I thought I’d compile a similar list of popular documents from this year in the Irish Left Archive.

The archive passed 500 documents earlier in the year, and hopefully continues to build into a useful resource for anyone interested in the history of the Left in Ireland.  As always, thanks to those who contributed documents, took part in discussions, and posted corrections.

Here are some of the most popular new documents (according to the questionable statistics of the archive’s visitor metrics):

An edition of Congress ’86, a journal produced in the late 1980s by the League of Communist Republicans.


From the Irish Workers’ Party in 1966 we have 1916-1966 – a collection of articles marking the 50th anniversary of the 1916 Rising.

(Further materials relating to the centenary were posted earlier in the year, and all are listed in the  1916 Rising collection).

The first edition of Teoiric (“Theoretical Journal of the Republican Movement”), from Official Sinn Féin in 1971.


The second edition of Sinn Féin’s An Phoblacht, from 1970, which deals with the then recent Sinn Féin split in an open letter from Ruairí O Brádaigh headlined “Where Sinn Féin Stands”.

Finally, from the Irish National Liberation Solidarity Front in the UK (established by the Communist Workers League of Britain (Marxist–Leninist)), an edition of Irish Liberation Press.



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