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Ireland’s Wars: Brunete To The End Of The Spanish Civil War

Things were finely poised in Spain in the aftermath of the Battle of Jarama. The Nationalist efforts to capture Madrid had been defeated, but Franco retained enough strength that any kind of rapid Republican victory was impossible to foresee. Both … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Irish In The International Brigades

In last week’s entry we took the time to examine the Irish experience of the Spanish Civil War first from the perceptive of those who fought for Franco’s Nationalists. The decision to go with O’Duffy’s Brigade first was at least … Continue reading

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Better Know A Micro-Party: Communists

Marxists this time. Name: Communist Party of Ireland Founded: 1933 Leader: Eugene McCartan* Representation: None Politically: Far Left Associated With: Anti-Capitilism, Anti-State, Anti-Class, Anti-Wage Labour, Anti-Private Ownership, Anti-Europe, Pro-Common Ownership, Pro-Union, Pro-Environment, Pro-Working Class Rights Notable Members: Michael O’ Riordan, founder. Online: … Continue reading

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