United Irishman (1948 newspaper)

The United Irishman/An tÉireannach Aontaithe, first published in May 1948, under Michael Traynor, was the official monthly organ of Sinn Féin sold by its members. After the split in the Irish Republican Movement, the title continued as the organ of Official Sinn Féin, being published from the offices in 30 Gardner Place in Dublin, with the Provisional wing publishing An Phoblacht.[1][2] The first editor was Seán G. O'Kelly based in an office in 38 South King Street in Dublin.[3] The historian Éamonn MacThomáis edited the paper for a short while prior to the 1970 split in Sinn Féin. Other editors of the paper included Seán Cronin,[4] Seán Ó Brádaigh (1958–1960), Ruairí Ó Brádaigh,[5] Eoin Ó Murchú, Jackie Ward, Seamus Ó Tuathail, Denis Foley and Tony Meade (1967). Contributors to the paper included Eamon McCann, Roy Johnston, Eamon Smullen, Eoghan Harris and Sean Garland.[6][7][8] The United Irishman was replaced with The Irish People and the Workers' Weekly in 1980.[9]

It opposed the Republic of Ireland's entry into the European Economic Community[10]


  1. United Irishman June 1969 (PDF) Cedar Lounge Revolution - The Irish Left Archive.
  2. The United Irishman/An tÉireannach Aontaithe September 1979
  3. Lost Revolution: The Story of the Official IRA and the Workers' Party, Brian Hanley and Scott Millar, ISBN 1-84488-120-2
  4. The United Irishman/An tÉireannach Aontaithe December 1957.
  5. Ruairí Ó Brádaigh: the life and politics of an Irish revolutionary By Robert William White, Indiana University Press (2006), page 99. ISBN 0-253-34708-4
  6. Century of Endeavour: Mick Ryan's account of the United Irishman in the 1960s and 70s Dr Roy Johnston 1999.
  7. The United Irishman/An tÉireannach Aontaithe May 1966.
  8. The United Irishman/An tÉireannach Aontaithe Aug 1969.
  9. Looking Left, The Irish People - Episode One Panel featuring Padraig Yeates, Dr. Brian Hanley and Conor McCabe hosted by Daniel Finn, DCTV
  10. Swan, Sean (June 2007). Official Irish Republicanism, 1962 to 1972. ISBN 9781430319344.

Further reading

About us, An Phoblacht – a history of republican newspapers including United Irishman.

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