The Irish People

The IRISH PEOPLE was a weekly newspaper which served as the “Voice of Irish Republicanism in America.” Published by volunteers who supported an Irish Republican political analysis, the paper provided weekly reports and analysis of events in Ireland related to the struggle against British rule. It also served as a contemporary weekly record and organizer of Irish-American political activity in the United States during a crucial epoch (1972-2004). Those who wish to study historic events in Ireland and how such events were seen and influenced by Americans will find it an indispensable resource.  

In addition to issues of THE IRISH PEOPLE, the collection includes photographs, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, post cards, letters, and other materials related to the paper’s production and events associated with Irish America (see also the links above).

We thank Joe Flaherty, Marion Reynolds, The Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Archives of New York University, Tom Delaney, and Peter Hegarty for providing access to their collections of the Irish People. We also greatly appreciate the support of Irish Northern Aid.  And we want to offer a special thanks to Jack O’Brien for his support, encouragement, and newspapers.

Listen to Professor Robert White talk about the Irish People on Radio Free Eireann. (4/18/2015)

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Updated Oct 09, 2020 by rwing