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1916 Lecture Series

Posted on February 08, 2016

The Irish Citizen Army by Dr Brian Hanley 



‘Home Rule, Home Fronts’: the 1916 Rising and the Irish Parliamentary Party by Darragh Gannon - see 

Proclamation of 1803, 1867 & 1916 by Padraig Og O’Ruairc








Posted on December 22, 2015

Fancy a walk around “Rebel Square”?

Maybe to hear about the dog that failed to bark? And who exactly were “Jack-Knives” and “Buckshot”?

You can find out about all this and much more by joining us in the Peoples College, Parnell Square, to celebrate the Centenary of the 1916 Rising.

Commencement Date: Wednesday 27th January 2016.

VENUE: INTO Learning Centre, 38 Parnell Square

TIME: 6.30pm

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Posted on June 05, 2015

Victor kept Madeleine in a small brown purse that had belonged to his grandmother. It had pictures of different sized hard-boiled eggs all over it. His grandmother said she had bartered with a man in Mozambique for it. What had she given the man? Victor had asked. ‘Lipstick’ she had replied. He hadn’t thought to ask her how she came to be in Mozambique.

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Posted on June 05, 2015

The thing is, I didn’t want him to catch me. I definitely did not want that boy to catch me, cross

my heart and hope to die, stick a needle in my eye, I, did, not.

I’m the best runner in the school. And I don’t mind saying that, because it’s true.

Well, the best if you don’t count Jean Stewart. But she’s from the town, and also has those

special runners with loads of stripes on them everywhere, except on the soles of them, I don’t

think they’re there, but I can’t be sure because I never looked. Probably not. Who cares anyways.

I didn’t even realise that I was going to be the next one.

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These are the Things

Posted on May 31, 2015

Chris Connolly, author of the prize-winning story in the People's College competition has entered "These are the Things" for a competition in the United States. One of the rules is that it shouldn't currently be available on line throughout the competition

The winning story can be read in our 2015 newsletter.

We wish Chris the very best of luck.

Economics Lecture from Dr Tom Healy

Posted on December 21, 2014

Exciting times at the People's College

Posted on June 13, 2014

new student committee

Welcome to the People's College. 

Set up in 1948, to provide workers'  education, we continue to provide general adult education - languages, social & political studies, literature, art appreciation and cultural activities as well as personal development, basic education and communication skills - for trade unionists, their families and the general public.

The People’s College is part of the European Workers’ Education movement which emphasises education for democracy. This involves creating a space where workers can study, reflect on and react to their continually changing society as well as develop their intellectual, social and creative potential.

 An integral part of the system is the active participation of the students in the decision-making process and organisational structures of the College.

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History of DCTU Lecture

Posted on April 07, 2014

'We organised a lecture on the History of the Dublin Council of Trade Union.

The speakers were Shay Cody, General Secretary IMPACT & Peter Rigney, Industrial Officer, ICTU,who have both written extensively on the subject.

There were contributions from our President Jim Dorney and Sam Nolan from DCTU


Massive thanks to Paula Geraghty for the video and all her help throughout the course of the lectures. 

Please follow her on Twitter Facebook and Trade Union TV 


Imprisonment during the Irish Revolution

Posted on April 01, 2014

In the last in the Irish Revolution series tells the story of the 20,000 men and women that were imprisoned in Ireland, north and south during the Irish Revolutionary period. 

Will Murphy is a lecturer in Irish Studies at the Mater Dei Institute of Education, Dublin City University. He is a co-editor of The Gaelic Athletic Association, 1884-2009 (2009).

His Political Imprisonment and the Irish, 1912-1921 has just been published by Oxford University Press.



The Right to Collective Bargaining

Posted on March 25, 2014

Senator Ivana Bacik spoke with students and guests on the right to collective bargaining and on the shape of pending Government legislation.



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