Press Release

Neither King nor Kaiser – meeting to commemorate Irish Neutrality League

Date Released: 17 October 2014

Soon after hostilities broke out in Europe in August 1914, the Irish Neutrality League brought together a broad alliance of those opposed to the First World War including:

James Connolly of the IT&GWU, Arthur Griffith of Sinn Féin, Countess Markievicz and Francis Sheehy Skeffington.They organised a major public meeting in October 1914. Its supporters included all those who signed the 1916 Proclamation.
To mark this historic event, the Peace and Neutrality Alliance (PANA) has organised, with the help of SIPTU, a public meeting in Liberty Hall at 7.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 21st October, with the following speakers:
Gerry Adams TD, President of Sinn Féin
Mary Carolan, Sheehy Skeffington School of Human Rights & Social Justice
Jack O'Connor, General President, SIPTU
Michael O'Reilly, Dublin Council of Trade Unions
Dr. Margaret Ward, Feminist Historian
Chair: Freda Hughes, Irish Palestine Solidarity Campaign

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