Conscription & General Strike

Conscription & General Strike

A long read from Padraig Yeates on the ‘most successful demonstration of workers political power in the revolutionary decade’

Spring Tide of Nationalism

Spring Tide of Nationalism

Dr William Murphy examines how Ireland was lost in the 1918 conscription crisis

A poet among politicians

A poet among politicians

Ed Mulhall talks about George Russell's experience with the Irish Convention

Ireland's Lord Lieutenant

Ireland's Lord Lieutenant

Mark Duncan examines the decline and fall of the British Crown representative in Ireland

Gaelic League & the Rising

Gaelic League & the Rising

Brian Ó Conchubhair writes about the role the Gaelic League played in the 1916 Rising

Q & A: The First World War

Q & A: The First World War

Dr William Mulligan, UCD, explains the outbreak, conduct and consequences of the First World War

Issue 14: 2013-10-30
Photograph of ‘Be men now, or be forever slaves’
James Connolly in 1910. In a statement released to union members this week, Connolly warned that 'the employers are determined to starve you into submission, and if you resist, to club you, jail you, and kill you.' Photo: www.census.nationalarchives.ie/exhibition/dublin/

‘Be men now, or be forever slaves’

James Connolly announces mass picketing in Dublin

By Century Ireland

‘Be men now, or be forever slaves’, said the trade union leader James Connolly as he announced the Transport and General Workers’ Union new campaign of mass...

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Century Ireland

The Century Ireland project is an online historical newspaper that tells the story of the events of Irish life a century ago.