The general strike and Irish independence

The 1918 general strike

Interesting article by John Dorney on the syndicalist tactic of the general strike and its relationship with the struggle for Irish independence in the early 20th century.

The postal strike of 1922

Striking postal workers march, September 1922

Cathal Brennan tells the story of the postal strike of September 1922, in which the postal unions struck against pay cuts in the infancy of the Irish Free State and at the height of the Irish civil war.

‘Rough and ready work’: The Special Infantry Corps

Free State troops take prisoners

Article by John Dorney telling the story of the Special Infantry Corps, a military unit set up during the civil war of 1922-3 to suppress agrarian agitation and strikes.

Socialist View - World Socialist Party of Ireland


Full archive of Socialist View, the publication of the World Socialist Party of Ireland, a companion party of the World Socialist Movement

Quiet Rumours An Anarcha-Feminist Reader, New Edition

This is a fascinating window into the development of the women's movement in the words of those who moved it.

IWW statements on language school organising in Dublin

Workers in Dublin's English language schools have been getting organised!

Life denied

An aggrieved North American's reflections on work and travel.

Remembering Sue Richardson

Sue Richardson, photo by Derek Spiers

An obituary for anarchist Sue Richardson, born Sarah Fenwick Owen, written by Aileen O'Carroll in 2011.

The Dublin McDonald's strike, 1979

Dublin McDonald's strikers

A post-mortem of the 6 month strike by ITGWU members at Ireland's first two branches of McDonald's in Dublin by the Anarchist Workers Association.

Richard Montague: A tribute

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Richard Montague: A tribute

For reasons of space the Socialist Standard is unable to fully publish this obituary of our late comrade, Richard Montague.