Blog Archive | 2014

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.



Brother against Brother?

Posted on March 24, 2014

Seventh of a programme of lectures on the Irish Revolution by The People's College. John Dorney's lecture is entitled 'Brother against Brother' -- Political violence in the Irish Civil War 1922-23


Impact of EU Legislation

Posted on March 20, 2014

Blair Horan, former General Secretary of the CSPU, discusses the social and economical impact of EU Legislation on the Trade Union movement with students and guests.

Padraig Og O Ruairc on the Truce

Posted on March 18, 2014

In theory the truce declared on July 11, 1921 between Irish republican and British forces inaugurated a period of peace in Ireland that was concluded with the signing of the Anglo Irish Treaty in 1921. In fact it saw continued political violence throughout the country and especially in the north-east as well as a spate of strikes and land agitation. The ‘truce’ period also concluded with the outbreak of civil war between Irish nationalists in late June 1922. Historian Padraig Og O Ruairc investigates the outbreak of peace and war in these months.


Reform of Industrial Relations in Ireland

Posted on March 12, 2014

Kevin Duffy from the Labour Court discusses the reforms of IR legislation and changes coming down the tracks for Irish workers and tells us how far IR has come in a relatively short period of time in Ireland.

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Pogrom to Civil War

Posted on March 10, 2014

The following lecture was given by Kieran Glennon and it covered the six north --eastern counties of Ireland separated from the rest in 1920-22 as it became Northern Ireland.

An autonomous part of the United Kingdom. During this period some 700 people died violently in the north-east of Ireland, predominantly in Belfast. This lecture will look at if this period was 'a pogrom' against innocent Catholics, as nationalists claimed, or a civil war between rival communities. Did unionist politicians organise mass assaults on Catholic civilians? Did IRA violence provoke unionists into reprisals? Conversely did the IRA protect the Catholic community in Belfast and elsewhere?

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