Social Justice, Inequality and Climate Change.

Social Justice, Inequality and Climate Change. By Dr. John Barimo. Cathedral Visitor Centre, Friday afternoon, 2nd August at 2.30. This lecture will explore issues of environmental and climate justice from local and regional levels to the planetary scale.  The conversation will be grounded in ecological and environmental sciences with pertinent background information provided with the intention … Continue reading Social Justice, Inequality and Climate Change.

The Whiddy Island Disaster

The 8th January 2019 marked the 40th anniversary of the worst industrial accident to occur in the Republic of Ireland during peacetime when the French oil tanker, MV Betelgeuse, exploded at Gulf Oil’s Whiddy Island Oil Terminal in Bantry Bay. Fifty lives were lost in the explosion, forty two French, seven Irish and one Englishman. … Continue reading The Whiddy Island Disaster

The Radical Irish Diaspora – Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, the Rebel Girl

The Radical Irish Diaspora. The Rebel Girl. Born in 1890 in Concord, New Hampshire, Elizabeth Gurley Flynn was of solid Irish roots. Indeed she claimed that all four of her great grandfathers, Gurley, Flynn, Ryan and Conneran, were United Irishmen and had helped the French Army which landed at Killalla Bay in 1798.  Her mother … Continue reading The Radical Irish Diaspora – Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, the Rebel Girl

Miss Mary: the Quiet Heroine! – The Story of Mary Elmes

Mary Elmes was born on 5th May 1908 at Cul Greine, 120 Blackrock Road in Cork. Edward Elmes, her father was originally from Waterford and her mother was Elizabeth Waters from Cork. The family ran a pharmacy at 4 Winthrop Street, in the heart of Cork city, were prosperous and lived in Ballintemple near Blackrock. The … Continue reading Miss Mary: the Quiet Heroine! – The Story of Mary Elmes

John Swiney, Cork’s almost forgotten United Irishman

Spirit of Mother Jones Festival to commemorate the 175th Anniversary of the death of the United Irishman John Swiney of Shandon Street. The Cork Mother Jones Committee is pleased to announce that Kieran Groeger will speak at the forthcoming Spirit of Mother Jones summer school on the life and times of John Swiney. John Swiney, … Continue reading John Swiney, Cork’s almost forgotten United Irishman

Spirit of Mother Jones Festival – Timetable – Day 4 (Saturday)

Spirit of Mother Jones Festival and Summer School  programme 2018.   Saturday 4th August. 11.00  L   Frank Connolly, “NAMA-land…the inside story of Ireland’s property sell-off and the creation of a new elite”. Firkin Theatre 2.30    L   Dr. Micheline Sheehy Skeffington "Hanna Sheehy Skeffington, feminist, nationalist, socialist, pacifist – her activism in Ireland                                                           and the US” … Continue reading Spirit of Mother Jones Festival – Timetable – Day 4 (Saturday)