“The Female Vote: Why Gender Matters in American Politics” – Emily Twarog

Emily E.LB Twarog will appear at the Spirit of Mother Jones summer school on Friday morning 11am at the Cathedral Visitor Centre. Emily Twarog For many people in Ireland, American politics remain a mystery, we do not understand how Donald J Trump could be elected President of America. Dr Twarog will examine one aspect of … Continue reading “The Female Vote: Why Gender Matters in American Politics” – Emily Twarog

One Woman’s Fight for Justice

  Louise O’Keeffe describes herself as an ordinary West Cork woman and mother of two children. Yet this extraordinary woman took the Irish government to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), which in January 2014 found in her favour in a landmark judgement. Louise had fought a long 20 year battle through  the Irish … Continue reading One Woman’s Fight for Justice

Press launch for Spirit of Mother Jones Festival and Summer School

Launch of 2018 Spirit of Mother Jones Festival and Summer School The seventh Spirit of Mother Jones Festival and summer School takes place in Shandon Historic Quarter from Wednesday 1st August to Saturday 4th August. Details of this year's events will be released at a Press Launch in Cork's Maldron Hotel tomorrow (Wednesday 26th June). … Continue reading Press launch for Spirit of Mother Jones Festival and Summer School

Origins and Lessons of the Spanish Civil War

Historian and author Harry Owens, will address the topic “Origins and Lessons of the Spanish Civil War” at the Maldron Hotel on Friday 4th August at 2.45. Anarchist militia from the National Confederation of Labour wave their flags and rifles for the camera in Barcelona during the Spanish Civil War. ca. 1937 Barcelona, Spain The … Continue reading Origins and Lessons of the Spanish Civil War

“The Bolshevik Revolution – its Impact on Cork and the Irish Labour Movement”.

Russian Workers marching for bread and freedom, Petrograd 1917 On Friday morning 4th August at 11.00am at the Maldron Hotel, Historian Luke Dineen will present “The Bolshevik Revolution – Impact on Cork and Irish Labour”. One hundred years ago, this Revolution changed the face of the world for the rest of the 20th Century, yet … Continue reading “The Bolshevik Revolution – its Impact on Cork and the Irish Labour Movement”.

Slums, Factories and Child Labour – Florence Kelley 1859-1932

Breaker Boys - young boys employed in US coalfields to break up large lumps of coal with metal bars. The work was dangerous and back-breaking. Photo: Lewis W. Hine via Wikimedia. Julianna Minihan will present a paper entitled “Slums, Factories and Child Labour – Florence Kelley 1859-1932" at the Maldron Hotel, Cork on the opening … Continue reading Slums, Factories and Child Labour – Florence Kelley 1859-1932