Friday February 28, 2020

Depicting generations of hard Labour

Making the Difference? The Irish Labour Party 1912-2012. Edited by Paul Daly, Ronan O'Brien and Paul Rouse. Collins Press, €15. Reviewed by Andrew Lynch.

12th May, 2012
Brendan Corish, leader of the Irish Labour Party, speaking at his party's annual conference in 1973. Photo: Victor Patterson

Making the Difference? The Irish Labour Party 1912-2012

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In 2008, the Labour Youth students of University College Dublin produced an eye-catching recruitment poster. It featured photographs of Jim Larkin, James Connolly, NoÍl Browne and Mary Robinson, along with the slogan: "They fought for social justice in their generation, now it's your turn". What it failed to mention was that three of these luminaries had quit the Labour Party in protest at its policies, while the...

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