Dublin Inquirer first burst onto the scene in June 2015, as an online news website covering all aspects of life in the capital. With a particularly keen eye for civic politics and culture, it caught our attention right from the start. Evidently many others liked it too, allowing it to grow into a monthly print publication while retaining a strong online presence.
Independent media of all shades has an important part to play in the life of any city. With this in mind we continue we have actively contributed to Rabble magazine since its inception, and have been lucky enough to have the wonderful Dublin Digital Radio air our last ‘Dublin Songs & Stories’ event. All of these outlets are doing great work in providing spaces to alternative voices.
When asked to contribute a monthly historical feature to DI I jumped at the chance. From the April issue onwards (which should be appearing on the streets in the days ahead) there will be a regular contribution, which will be exclusive to the print edition of DI and which will be new material, i.e not published previously on this site or the DI website.
The first feature is a look at the sometimes strange intersections of the Russian and Irish revolutionary periods, and the widespread enthusiasm in Dublin for the Bolshevik revolution in its immediate aftermath. It was largely inspired by the recent condemnation from some quarters of Dublin City Council’s decision to invest on a programme linked to the Russian Revolution centenary as part of the on-going Decade of Centenaries. As this piece argues, events in Russia did impact directly and indirectly on revolutionary Ireland.
You can pick the physical newspaper up (€3) from the following places, which includes a few friends of ourselves (Bang Bang, Connolly Books and more besides).
- Wigwam – 54 Abbey Street Middle, Dublin 1
- Connolly Books – 43 East Essex Street, Dublin 2
- The Library Project – 4 Temple Bar Street, Dublin 2
- George’s Street Arcade – 2 South Great George’s Street, Dublin 2
- Little Museum of Dublin – 15 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2
- Books Upstairs – 17 D’Olier Street, Dublin 2
- Bark Coffee at Alan Hannah’s Bookshop – 270 Rathmines Road Lower, Dublin 6
- Village Bookshop – 101 Terenure Road North, Dublin 6W
- Back Page – 199 Phibsborough Rd, Dublin 7
- Urbanity Coffee – The Glass House, 11 Coke Lane, Dublin 7
- Bang Bang – 59A Leinster St North, Dublin 7
- The Pupp Cafe – 37 Clanbrassil Street Lower, Dublin 8
- The Green Door Market – 18 Newmarket, Dublin 8
- Smallchanges Wholefoods Store – 40 Drumcondra Road Lower, Dublin 9