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Peelers and Sheep podcast 2: The Land for the People? July 4, 2022

Posted by guestposter in Uncategorized.

A new Peelers and Sheep posted today:

1923 saw a new Land Act, with greater focus on the re-distribution of land as well as the Agricultural Commission which informed policy for what was the major industry of the new Irish Free State.
This episode is on debates on agrarian policy within the Irish labour movement, particularly within the Irish Transport and General Workers’ Union, the main union for agricultural employees, and looks at it from the bottom-up – foregrounding the words of local activists by drawing on branch resolutions, a survey of the branches, and a essay competition which ran in the pages of the union’s newspaper. There was strong support for continuing compulsory tillage, but divergences of opinion around land division, collective ownership and cottage gardens. There will also be a quick look at the agrarian writings of James Connolly.


1. Tomboktu - July 4, 2022

It doesn’t seem to be listed on the front page. Here are links to it on Acast and Stitcher




terrymdunne - July 5, 2022

Thanks, apologies I am a bit slow with things these days, thanks for putting up the links & thanks to the OP for sharing in the first place.


2. Tomboktu - July 5, 2022

I wonder how an assessment of today’s branch motions and of the contents of today’s union papers and magazines would compare with those in the podcast.


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