The Irish Spark

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Bringing you a progressive worker’s perspective through interviews, conversations and readings.

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#13 - Alex Homits: Connolly Youth Movement

May 21st, 2019


Today we interview the general secretary of the Connolly Youth Movement, Alex Homits. The CYM is Ireland's most active and fastest growing youth …

#12 - James Connolly: Difficulties of Capitalism

May 3rd, 2019


Katie returns to perform our third reading on the works of James Connolly. This article was first published on the 16th of June 1900. 

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#11 - The First Dáil Éireann: John Douglas

April 20th, 2019


Today we bring you another short recorded segment from the centenary celebration of the first Dáil Éireann. John Douglas, the General Secretary of Mandate Trade Union will be speaking about global warming for Motion 3 …

#10 - Alex Gordon: Lexit

April 6th, 2019


We talk with British Trade Unionist and RMT rail driver Alex Gordon about the working class’s decision to leave the European Union. Lexit which is the left wing exit of the UK from the EU is a materialist look at the …

#9 - John Hilary: Labour Party (UK)

March 15th, 2019


Our guest today is John Hilary, Head of Trade Policy for the Labour Party (UK). With Brexit looming around the corner, we discuss the possibility of …

#8 - The First Dáil Éireann: Clare Daly

March 8th, 2019


We have a short recorded segment from the centenary celebration of the first Dáil Eireann in Liberty Hall. Motion 2 was announced by Alex Homits, the …

#7 - James Connolly: The New Evangel

February 23rd, 2019


Katie returns to perform our second reading on the works of James Connolly. This article was first published on the 10th of June 1899. 

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#6 - Paul Dobson: Venezuela Update

February 7th, 2019


In this episode we have an exclusive interview with journalist Paul Dobson about the current situation in Venezuela as it stands today. 

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#5 - James Connolly: Home Thrusts

January 31st, 2019


For this episode we have the first in a series of readings on the works of James Connolly. This performance will be done by professional actor and …

#4 - Carolus Wimmer: Venezuela

January 24th, 2019


In this episode, Eugene speaks with Carolus Wimmer who is the International Secretary of the Communist Party of Venezuela. Carolus shares his insight …

#3 - Akiem & Olu: The South African Struggle

January 11th, 2019


In this episode, James interviews Akiem and Olusegun from South Africa. They discuss their country's current political situation in addition to them …

#2 - Paul Keating: Maritime Union of Australia

December 28th, 2018


In our second episode, fellow Irish Spark host, Eugene McCartan, Interviews Paul Keating, an Australian trade unionist from the newly formed Maritime …

#1 - Conor McCabe: Money

December 14th, 2018


In the inaugural episode, James interviews Dr. Conor McCabe on his new book: Money, as well as his thoughts on the current state of Ireland. 

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