Day 2 in pictures

Gareth Peirce arriving at the Firkin Crane theatre, Cork Claire McGettrick speaking at the Firkin Crane yesterdaySlide showing the stark situation of migrant workers in Qatar building stadiums for World Cup 2022.David JoyceAnne Scargill of Women Against Pit Closures (left) with Ailbhe Mahony of the Cork Mother Jones festival and Betty Cook, Women Against Pit … Continue reading Day 2 in pictures

Gareth Peirce – a lifetime defending the underdog

  Gareth Peirce is well known and respected for her legal defence work in cases involving miscarriages of justice in the British legal system. She is best known in Ireland for her indefatigable work in the 70s and 80s in securing the release of Judith Ward, the Guildford Four and the Birmingham Six. The dramatic … Continue reading Gareth Peirce – a lifetime defending the underdog

Beautiful Cork Ready to Welcome Mother Jones Home

Mother Jones display in window of Nolan's butcher shop, Shandon Street.Cork Tourist Office on Grand Parade with Mother Jones window display (Pic: A. Mahony)Si Kahn visits historic Shandon. (L-R): Jim Nolan, Si Kahn, Ger O'Mahony and Elizabeth Minnich (more details click pic). Photo: Martin DugganFlowers around the Mother Jones plaque, John Redmond Street, Shandon, Cork … Continue reading Beautiful Cork Ready to Welcome Mother Jones Home

Mother Jones in the minefields of West Virginia

“Mother Jones in the Minefields of West Virginia: An American Adventure Story”   The 2014 Cork Mother Jones Lecture will be presented by Professor James Green of the University of Massachussets, Boston. The lecture will take place at 7.30 at the Firkin Crane Centre in Shandon on Tuesday 29th July. James Green was inspired by … Continue reading Mother Jones in the minefields of West Virginia