Author Archive for Manus O'Riordan

Reply to the President of Ireland

November 17, 2016
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Reply to the President of Ireland

The following is a reply to the address by the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, to the International Brigade Memorial Trust, on October 15. 2016   A Uachtaráin, a chara, Mr. President, compañero Presidente! We are inspired by your address today. You have kept the honor of Ireland’s flag flying high, as you always...
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President of Ireland addresses International Brigade Memorial Trust

October 26, 2016
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President of Ireland addresses International Brigade Memorial Trust

The President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, officially opened the Annual General Meeting of the International Brigade Memorial Trust, held in Liberty Hall, Dublin, on October 15. Seated, left to right, are IBMT Ireland Secretary Manus O’Riordan, President Higgins, Sabina Higgins and IBMT Chairperson Richard Baxell. Standing, left to right, are IBMT North West...
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Honoring Limerick brigadistas and a British battalion commander

January 21, 2015
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Honoring Limerick brigadistas and a British battalion commander

This article appeared in the 38th issue of the newsletter of the International Brigade Memorial Trust and is reprinted here with the IBMT’s permission. From the Shannon to the Ebro: The Limerick men who went to fight Franco, the Limerick International Brigade Memorial Trust, September 2014; Fighting for Republican Spain 1936-38: Frank Ryan and the Volunteers from Limerick...
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IBMT commemorates 1936 anti-fascist victory in London

October 10, 2011
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IBMT commemorates 1936 anti-fascist victory in London

Cable Street in London’s East End, an area which is now predominantly Bengali as it had been predominantly Jewish in 1936, saw 1,000 people march this October 2 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the defeat of the attempt of the British Union of Fascists to stage their hate match through the area. See...
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