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Jodie Clark: Proud Cork woman and Irish Community Activist

     Jodie Clark’s involvement in the Irish in Britain Representation Group reflected the way in which the organisation drew in Irish working class people who were prepared to get stuck into grassroots organising. Women and men who experienced anti-Irish … Continue reading

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My review of “Memoir: My Early Life” by Joe Mullarkey (2021)

In his  memoir Joe Mullarkey, one of the key members of the Irish in Britain Representation Group , reflects on what it means to be Irish and his experiences of being an activist in key events that affected the Irish … Continue reading

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My review of “Feminism and the Servant Problem Class and Domestic Labour in the Women’s Suffrage Movement” Laura Schwartz

    Both my mother and aunt’s first job in England  after arriving from Ireland  in the 1940s was as servants. Both of them hated it. My aunt ran away from her employer and my Dad had to return to … Continue reading

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My review of Seeing Ourselves Women’s Self-Portraits Frances Borzello

    First published in 1998 Frances Borzello’s “Seeing Ourselves Women’s Self Portraits” has never been out of print. And reading it I know why. It is not only very well written, it is a unique story of the history … Continue reading

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My review of Twyford Rising Land and Resistance Helen Beynon with Chris Gillham

Twyford Down was  the birthplace of ecological direct action in the UK and environmental campaigns of today have been shaped by the events that took place there. In this new,  and inspiring history of the Twyford Rising,   it is the … Continue reading

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The Spirit of the Irish in Britain Representation Group continues …..

IBRG as a functioning organisation did not exist after 2005.  Pat Reynolds did continue to be active in campaigns such as Christy McGrath and  put out statements from time to time in the name of IBRG. He continued both personally … Continue reading

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History of Irish in Britain Representation Group, part twenty five, 2005

  Patrick Reynolds was one of the founders of IBRG and played a key role in its history. He is now writing up that history and putting it into the context of radical history in Britain and Ireland in the … Continue reading

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History of Irish in Britain Representation Group, part twenty four, 2004

    Patrick Reynolds was one of the founders of IBRG and played a key role in its history. He is now writing up that history and putting it into the context of radical history in Britain and Ireland in … Continue reading

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History of Irish in Britain Representation Group, part twenty three, 2003

    Patrick Reynolds was one of the founders of IBRG and played a key role in its history. He is now writing up that history and putting it into the context of radical history in Britain and Ireland in … Continue reading

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History of Irish in Britain Representation Group, part twenty two, 2002

  Patrick Reynolds was one of the founders of IBRG and played a key role in its history. He is now writing up that history and putting it into the context of radical history in Britain and Ireland in the … Continue reading

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