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

    #23 - Cuba and the War Against COVID

    #23 - Cuba and the War Against COVID

    In this episode we speak with the Cuban Ambassador to Ireland, Mr Hugo René Ramos Milanés. Cuba’s response to COVID has been a model for the rest of the world.

    We discuss how the Cuban health services is dealing with COVID, the role of Cuban international medical brigades and advancements in Cuban medicines in the treatment of the pandemic.

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    Artwork: Moira Murphy  
    Music: Eoghan O'Neill

    • 56 min
    #22 - A Time That Called For Giants

    #22 - A Time That Called For Giants

    We continue our series of readings with an article from the Socialist Voice, delivered by the author: Dr Jenny Farrell.



    You can find similar publications in Ireland's oldest radical bookshop: Connolly Books.



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    Artwork: Moira Murphy

    Music: Eoghan O'Neill

    • 9 min
    #21 - The Origins of the Climate Crisis

    #21 - The Origins of the Climate Crisis

    We begin our series of readings with an article from the Socialist Voice, delivered by the author: Joe Fleming.

    You can find similar publications in Ireland's oldest radical bookshop: Connolly Books. 



    Connect with the podcast

    Email - theirishspark@gmail.com   

    Twitter - @TheIrishSpark  

    Instagram - theirishspark 

    Facebook - The Irish Spark Podcast  

    Artwork: Moira Murphy  

    Music: Eoghan O'Neill

    • 7 min
    #20 - The Cuban Ambassador to Ireland

    #20 - The Cuban Ambassador to Ireland

    To mark the 1 year anniversary of the podcast, we interview Mr Hugo René Ramos Milanés. We discuss life in Cuba in the 21st century and get an insight on the recent new Cuban constitution. Thank you for supporting the show and we hope you stay with us for our 2nd year.



    Connect with the podcast

    Email - theirishspark@gmail.com   

    Twitter - @TheIrishSpark  

    Instagram - theirishspark 

    Facebook - The Irish Spark Podcast  

    Artwork: Moira Murphy  

    Music: Eoghan O'Neill

    • 27 min
    #19 - Women, Power and Politics in the 21st Century

    #19 - Women, Power and Politics in the 21st Century

    This is a recording of the panel discussion at Friday’s event of this year’s James Connolly Festival which took place in Connolly Books and the New Theatre Dublin. The speakers include: Clare Daly (MEP), Fatin Al-Tamimi from the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Lorraine O’Conner from the Muslim Sisters of Éire and Emily Waszak from Migrants and Ethnic-minorities for Reproductive Justice. 

    Connect with the podcast 

    Email - theirishspark@gmail.com 

    Twitter - @TheIrishSpark 

    Instagram - theirishspark 

    Facebook - The Irish Spark Podcast 

    Artwork: Moira Murphy 

    Music: Eoghan O'Neill

    • 55 min
    #18 - Trademark Belfast

    #18 - Trademark Belfast

    We have Mel Corry and Stevie Nolan from Trademark Belfast joining us for today's episode. Trademark is somewhat a unique organisation on the island of Ireland. They engage in anti- sectarian work, political education and help to form co-operative workplaces.  

    Connect with the podcast  

    Email - theirishspark@gmail.com   

    Twitter - @TheIrishSpark  

    Instagram - theirishspark 

    Facebook - The Irish Spark Podcast  

    Artwork: Moira Murphy  

    Music: Eoghan O'Neill

    • 35 min

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