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A podcast looking at Left politics in Ireland from the Irish Left Archive.

We talk to activists, writers, historians, politicians and others involved in Left organisations and movements about particular materials in the archive; the experience of producing political periodicals and documents, and of participating in left campaigns; and the history and development of progressive politics in Ireland. We also look at the role of the Irish Left Archive and similar informal projects.

The podcast is hosted by Ciarán Swan and Aonghus Storey.

5: Alan Kinsella: Collecting Political Ephemera, "The Others", and Politics During a Pandemic

31st August 2020

We talk to Alan Kinsella about his Irish Election Literature collection, how it has developed, and the advantages of a wide online network that has spread internationally; how political activity has changed during the Covid19 pandemic; his podcast "The Others" and the histories that that explores; and also the state of the contemporary party system since the last election and the current coalition was formed.

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