James Connolly’s encounter with Mother Jones in New York

Our thanks to US Labour activist Saul Schniderman and Si Kahn for supplying an interesting article written by Professor L.A.O'Donnell from 1987 on the role of Irish emigrants who were active in the US Labour movement. Entitled "Irish Yeast in the Trade Unions" it was published in Talkin' Union No 16 in September 1987 and makes reference to Mother … Continue reading James Connolly’s encounter with Mother Jones in New York

James Connolly in the USA

A new exhibition which has just opened at the Irish Consulate in New York, throws interesting new light on Irish socialist leader James Connolly's years in the United States between 1903 and 1910.   The exhibition follows Connolly through a series of newspaper clippings, posters, pamphlets, photos and his own writings in the Harp, newspaper … Continue reading James Connolly in the USA

Prof. Elliot Gorn to deliver Ernie O’Malley lecture

Professor Elliot Gorn, author of Mother Jones, the Most Dangerous Woman in America, who was a guest at the inaugural Cork Mother Jones Festival in 2012 is to deliver this year's Ernie O'Malley Lecture at Glucksman Ireland House, New York University on Thursday, 17th October at 7.00pm.  Prof. Gorn will be introduced by Professor Joe … Continue reading Prof. Elliot Gorn to deliver Ernie O’Malley lecture