Tag Archives: Cork City

Apollo House solidarity action, Cork City 11/1/17: A few words from our man in City Hall

Empowered by the events unfolding in Dublin, activists from a wide circle of groups in Cork marched from Connolly Hall, down the road and straight into the City Hall building this morning. We did not announce our demonstration, our march … Continue reading

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Rebel Lives: Volunteer Martin O’Leary – Ballyphehane’s Soldier of the People

In 1971, Ireland was in a flurry of militancy, with the republican movement, despite the recent ’69/’70 split, playing a key part. Both the Official and Provisional wings of the movement played heroic parts in the Civil Rights Movement, opposition … Continue reading

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Rebel Lives: Volunteer Denis Spriggs – A rebel, a patriot, a martyr

Denis Spriggs was a volunteer in C Company, 1st Battalion of the IRA’s No.1 Cork Brigade. He lived in Strawberry Hill, just off Blarney St. in the northside of Cork City. Spriggs was a plasterer by trade and was active … Continue reading

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Proud to be a dissident – overview of R2W march, Cork City, 23rd Jan, 2016

It was a miserable wet day in Cork City last Saturday as thousands of determined activists marched through the city to reassert our human right to water, and to send the message to the government parties (and those hopefuls waiting … Continue reading

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Political Policing in Cork

  “Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you” is one of my favourite sayings, and something I try to remember as a political activist. Recently, the Cork Evening Echo published a piece on the Gardaí … Continue reading

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Irish Water are Coming to the Rebel City – meter installations and the need for direct action

So the time has finally arrived, after over a year of witnessing communities nationwide mobilise against Irish Water by stopping smart meter installations, Irish Water now have their sights set on our City – the Rebel City. If I do say … Continue reading

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Rebel Lives: Óglach Donnchadh de Barra – Volunteer Denis Barry

Today we bring you the second in our ‘Rebel Lives’ series, a tribute to Cork republican hunger striker, Vol. Denis Barry. This piece was originally published by our comrades at Rebel Cork’s Fighting Story, and can be viewed here. Although … Continue reading

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