Socialist Republican Forum

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The Peadar O’Donnell Socialist Republican Forum convened an important conference in Dublin on 21 November 2015. The gathering which included socialists, republicans and communists from across the island discussed the means by which they (and their associates) could promote a shared and deeper understanding of socialist republicanism in the contemporary Irish context and how this analysis helps with a clearer understanding of the world we live in today.

Discussion ranged over a number of connected topics. Eugene McCartan  opened the proceedings with a brief recap on why the Forum was established and outline the rationale for the strategic paper* presented earlier to attendees. This introduction was followed as  Pauline Conroy chaired a discussion led  by Tommy Mc Kearney exploring the centenary of Easter 1916 and asking how we might celebrate the Rising by examining its political context and how this relates to Ireland of today.

The second topic was chaired by Mags…

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