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When Erin First Rose - William Drennan | An Spréach

When Erin First Rose - William Drennan  |  An Spréach
William Drennan was a co-founding member of the Society of United Irishmen. This poem contains the first printed reference to Ireland as 'the emera...

Smash the EU - David Swanson | An Spréach

Smash the EU - David Swanson  |  An Spréach
Membership of the European Union remains a polarising topic which continues to split opinions within the continent’s left, often to the detriment o...

Brexit: The Lefts Case for Exiting the EU - Éamonn Ó Cléirigh

Brexit: The Lefts Case for Exiting the EU - Éamonn Ó Cléirigh
Since the inception of the European Union and Ireland's membership of it, Socialist Republicans have always been in opposition to the neo-colonial ...

The Irish Financial Class: Bulwark to Change - Conor McCabe

The Irish Financial Class: Bulwark to Change - Conor McCabe
There is a lot more to class than accent or dialect. It is a power relation, the dynamics of which have shaped the contours of the Irish state sinc...

100 Years, An Chéad Dáil Éireann - Daithí Ó Ríain

100 Years, An Chéad Dáil Éireann - Daithí Ó Ríain
January 21st 1919- “These are Revolutionary Times” The Republic Established On January 21st 1919, the democratically elected representatives of the...

Bloody Sunday, A Belfast Reaction - Pádraic MacCoitir

Bloody Sunday, A Belfast Reaction - Pádraic MacCoitir
Ireland has seen many Bloody Sundays, the most infamous of which happened in Croke Park and in Derry. During the Tan War the IRA was very active in...

One Island, Two Failed States - Tommy McKearney | An Spréach

One Island, Two Failed States - Tommy McKearney  |  An Spréach
A century has passed since Irish men and women, with overwhelming electoral endorsement, rejected foreign rule and convened the First Dáil. Drawing...

1991: IRA Mortars Land on Downing Street - An Spréach

1991: IRA Mortars Land on Downing Street - An Spréach
1991: IRA Mortars Land on Downing Street At approximately 10am on the morning of the 7th of February 1991, as British Prime Minister John Major sat...

Free Download: Issue 2 of An Spréach Magazine

Free Download: Issue 2 of An Spréach Magazine
  Dear reader, As you already know, An Spréach Magazine is a non profit entity. Our singular aim is to be a growing platform for Socialist Republic...

Republican Women: Helena Molony

Republican Women: Helena Molony
Forgotten Women of Republicanism. A new quarterly feature to honour the contribution made by women to the struggle for a workers republic that ofte...

The GAA - Roots in Rebellion

The GAA - Roots in Rebellion
The GAA, which was founded in 1884 in Thurles County Tipperary, is probably the biggest sporting organisation in Ireland. It is also played in othe...

The Rainbow in the Rising: 1916

The Rainbow in the Rising: 1916
From Issue 2 of An Spréach Magazine: Continuing our theme of the unsung heroes of 1916 we turn to focus on the brave volunteers whose sexual identi...