Gralton, No. 5
Publication: Gralton
Issue:Number 5
Dec/Jan 1983
Contributors: Info
Dermot Boucher, Joan Burton, John Cane, Pat Carroll, Des Derwin, Mary Gordon, Nora Hamill, Jeff Kallen, Joan Kelly, Emmet O'Connor, Tom O'Connor, Molly O'Duffy, Brian Trench
Collection:Music in the Irish Left Archive
Type:Publication Issue
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Subjects: Northern Ireland Assembly Election, 1982 Eighth Amendment (Right to life) Referendum, 1983 General Election, November 1982

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Commentary From The Cedar Lounge Revolution

9th May 2016

Many thanks to Jim Lane for donating this and other copies of Gralton to the Left Archive. It is intended to reproduce these every month or so for the next year and a half and thereby have a full run of them online.

As noted previously Gralton magazine ran for ten issues from 1982 to 1983. It took it’s name from James Gralton, “the only person to have been deported from the 26 counties for political activity”.

This edition contains an Election Special with a articles on ‘The State of the Left’ by Dermot Boucher, ‘Holding Our Own’ by John Cain, ‘What the Right Want’ by Des Derwin and Doorstepping for Tony’ by Nora Hamill.

It also looks at Politics in Waterford including the rise there of the Workers’ Party, Tax Reform: The forgotten Campaign, an assessment of SF’s ‘succession the Assembly Elections’ and Monetarism.

There’s a report under the heading ‘Anti-Amendment News’ by Mary Gordon which looks at the situation facing the Anti-Amendment Campaign ‘after the publication of the proposed text giving equal rights to the ‘unborn’ and the mother’. There’s also a piece on ‘attacks on the right of women to work’. Brian Trench has a piece on how trade unionists might ‘develop more positive ways of influencing the media’.

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