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  1. Big Boys Rules
    The Secret Struggle Against the IRA, 1976-87

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1992
    The author, a defence specialist, researched the SAS's operations in Northern Ireland from the mid-seventies to the Loughgall shooting in 1987.
  2. Connolly, James - Writings - Index
    Resource Type: Article
    Writings of James Connolly.
  3. Dublin Lockout
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    a major industrial dispute between approximately 20,000 workers and 300 employers which took place in Ireland's capital city of Dublin from 26 August 1913 to 18 January 1914.
  4. Easter Rising
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    An insurrection staged in Ireland during Easter Week, 1916.
  5. Endemic rape and abuse of Irish children in Catholic care, inquiry finds
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    Beatings and humiliation by nuns and priests were common at institutions that held up to 30,000 children, Ryan report states.
  6. Galway historian reveals truth behind 800 orphans in mass grave
    Resource Type: Unclassified
    Published: 2014
    There is a growing international scandal around the history of The Home, a grim 1840's workhouse in Tuam in Galway built on seven acres that was taken over in 1925 by the Bon Secours sisters, who turned it into a Mother and Baby home for "fallen women." The long abandoned site made headlines around the world this week when it was revealed that a nearby septic tank contained the bodies of up to eight hundred infants and children, secretly buried without coffins or headstones on unconsecrated ground between 1925 and 1961.
  7. Ireland: 75th anniversary of the Easter Rising
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1991
  8. Ireland Continues to Remember 1916 and Continues to Betray It (With Some Canadian Help)
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    Do you remember Ireland’s 1916 commemorations in late March? Do you remember the spectacle? Do you remember all those fighting words and strong images of national independence and national justice? The attention of the world was on Dublin for a few days and Dublin played the part of the rebel city. Well it was all a bit too real and too popular. And for that reason it had to be officially repressed as soon as possible.
  9. Irish War of Independence
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A guerrilla war mounted against the British government in Ireland by the Irish Republican Army.
  10. Karl Marx's Theory of Revolution
    Volume II: The Politics of Social Classes

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1978
    Draper ranges through the development of the thought of Marx and Engels on the role of classes in society.
  11. Larkin, James
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    Irish trade union leader and socialist activist. (1876-1947).
  12. The Macmillian Atlas of Irish History
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1997
    A full-colour atlas of Irish history.
  13. Maps of Britain and Ireland's ancient tribes, kingdoms and dna
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    Looks into the various territories and DNA evidence in Britan and Ireland and analyzes maps of these territories.
  14. More Than the Troubles
    A Common Sense View of Northern Ireland

    Resource Type: Book
    The authors argue that religion is only one of many factors stemming from differing traditional, cultural, and historical allegiances that separate the people of Northern Ireland.
  15. The Mother Behind the Galway Children's Mass Grave Story
    'I Want to Know Who's Down There'

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    It was amateur historian Catherine Corless's painstaking research that brought news of the children's mass grave in Tuam to the world's attention. She tells how her search for the truth turned her life upside-down.
  16. Nine Years' War (Tyrone's Rebellion, Ireland)
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    Ireland 1594 to 1603.
  17. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - March 26, 2016
    Forests and trees

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2016
    For countless centuries, forests, and the trees in them, have been seen as sources of life, livelihood, and spiritual meaning. For capitalism, however, forests are sites of extraction and profit-making, or obstacles in the way of ‘development.’ In this issue, we look at some of the threats to forests worldwide, and the ways in which people are resisting and defending the forests.
  18. The Penguin Atlas of World History - Vol. 1: From the Beginning to the Eve of the French Revolution
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1974
  19. A Terrible Beauty: Remembering Ireland's Easter Rebellion
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    It's a hundred years since some 750 men and women threw up barricades and seized key locations in downtown Dublin. They would be joined by maybe 1,000 more. In six days it would be over, the post office in flames, the streets blackened by shell fire, and the rebellion's leaders on their way to face firing squads against the walls of Kilmainham Jail. And yet the failure of the Easter Rebellion would eventually become one of the most important events in Irish history - a 'failure' that would reverberate worldwide and be mirrored by colonial uprisings almost half a century later.
  20. The unrecognised truth behind that 'spontaneous' Belfast riot
    Violence was planned by manipulative, self-interested individuals

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2011
    An analysis of sectarian violence in Belfast between the loyalists and republicans and the international media coverage of this violence, which often frames it as political.
  21. Working Class Experience
    Rethinking the History of Canadian Labour, 1800-1991

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1992
    From nineteenth-century tavern life to late twentieth-century cinema, from rough canallers and the first stirrings of craft unionism to contemporary public-sector strikes, this books provides a sweeping interpretive study of the history of the Canadian working class since 1800.

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