Category Archives: Bernadette McAliskey

My review of “Hanna Sheehy Skeffington: Suffragette and Sinn Feiner” by Margaret Ward

In the 1980s massive changes were taking place in this country. One event was the arrival of 40,000 Irish people each year looking for work. It was not a new occurrence, but the latest in a series  of waves of … Continue reading

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Stop,Look,Listen…my weekly selection of favourite films, books and events to get you out of the house

    Watch Hail Caesar(Home)…at last a funny film! Set in ‘50s Hollywood there are several plots going on but George Clooney as Baird Whitlock, the star of a Quo Vadis type movie, does steal the show at least for … Continue reading

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Book Review: Marxism and Women’s Liberation by Judith Orr

Recently fundraising for a play about Mary Quaile, an Irish trade unionist, our group contacted all the feminist historians in this country and Ireland. Only 2 responded and made a donation they were the socialist feminists. One of them was … Continue reading

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Northern ReSisters Conversations with Radical Women by Bernadette Hyland

Northern ReSisters: Conversations with Radical Women by Bernadette Hyland ISBN 987-0-9932247-0-6 £5.95 I decided to write this book because I was fed up with the way that the Left, which I have always been a part of, has  in recent … Continue reading

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