The 2016 Cork Mother Jones Lecture was delivered by Mr Jack O'Connor, President of SIPTU. Jack presented a paper entitled "A Trade Union Strategy to Win for Working People" on Thursday the 28th July, the opening night of the 2016 Spirit of Mother Jones festival at the Firkin Crane in Shandon. In this challenging paper … Continue reading Jack O’Connor: A Trade Union Strategy to Win for Working People
Tish Gibbons Tish Gibbons works as a researcher with SIPTU’s Strategic Organising Department and leads up its innovative Educate to Organise programme. She was a union organiser with SIPTU from 1997 to 2008 and will address the above topic at this year’s summer school. Tish has worked in the Irish trade union movement for 30 … Continue reading Organising in the Shadow of the Law
The Cork Mother Jones Committee is pleased to announce that the Cork Mother Jones Lecture 2016 will be delivered by Mr Jack O’Connor, General President of SIPTU. Jack O'Connor The 5th annual lecture will take place at the Firkin Crane Theatre on Thursday 28th July at 8pm, following the 2016 festival and Summer School opening … Continue reading Jack O’Connor to deliver the 2016 Cork Mother Jones Lecture.
Shortly after they appeared at this year's Spirit of Mother Jones Festival in Cork, representatives of Yorkshire mining communities including Anne Scargill and Betty Cook of Women Against Pit Closures paid a courtesy visit to Liberty Hall, Dublin, national headquarters of the country's largest trade union, SIPTU. There they were received by SIPTU's General President … Continue reading WAPC Group who spoke at Festival visit SIPTU
Cover image of Donal O Drisceóil's pamphlet on Tadhg Barry The extraordinary life and death of Tadhg Barry from Blarney Street. Tadhg Barry Remembered produced by Frameworks Films in collaboration with the Cork Council of Trade Unions. The film of Tadhg Barry was first shown in Cork in 2013 and was also shown at the … Continue reading Tadhg Barry Remembered
Film has been an important part of the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival since the beginning. This year we will be showing five films covering the struggles of people in extraordinary situations in the fight for justice and rights. All film showings are free of charge. All welcome. Tuesday 29th July – Friday 1st August 2014 Admission is … Continue reading Interesting films at the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival 2014