“There can be no perfect Europe in which Ireland is denied even the least of its national rights.”—James Connolly  “The cause of labour is the cause of Ireland, the cause of Ireland is the cause of labour.”—James Connolly  “We still believe that the struggle of Ireland for freedom is a part of the worldwide upward movement of the toilers of the earth.”—James Connolly  “I must say the tasks confronting the youth . . . might be summed up in a single word: learn.”—V. I. Lenin  “Present unfortunate state is entirely owing to treachery, the rich always betray the poor.”—Jemmy Hope  “Our independence must be had at all hazards. If the men of property will not support us, they must fall.”—Theobald Wolfe Tone  “Let the ruling classes tremble at a communist revolution.”  —Marx and Engels 

Solidarity with murdered members of Norwegian Labour Youth

The Connolly Youth Movement and the Communist Party of Ireland have issued a joint statement to express their solidarity with the family, friends and comrades of the victims of the massacre that took the lives of ninety-one people in Norway on 22 July 2011.

Connolly and Marx posters


Brilliant new posters of James Connolly and Karl Marx: €4 (£3) from Connolly Books, 43 East Essex Street, Dublin 2.

90th anniversary of the CPI

Ninety years in the struggle for independence, unity, and socialism: Commemorating the 90th anniversary of the founding of the first Communist Party of Ireland in 1921: Public meeting and concert in the New Theatre (43 East Essex Street, Dublin) on Saturday 5 November, from 2:30 p.m.

Madge Davison—Revolutionary Firebrand

A new book about the late Madge Davison, former general secretary of the CYM. £6 (including postage) from Unity Press, PO Box 85, Belfast BT1 1SR. (Cheques payable to Northern Area Trading.)

New branch

A new branch of the Connolly Youth Movement has been established in Cork. Contact:

You can download the leaflet here.

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A young voice for socialism!

The Connolly Youth Movement is a youth organisation committed to fighting for democracy, freedom and unity in this country. The CYM takes part in the struggle to build socialism in Ireland and everywhere around the globe.

We unite in our ranks the many different traditions on this island and of new people living and working here.

We work primarily with the Communist Party and the trade union movement to build an alternative youth culture, to open people’s minds to the alternatives to capitalism and slavery.

We also work with other progressive movements here to develop young workers’ and students’ consciousness in their own proud history and culture.

As a member of the World Federation of Democratic Youth we struggle in opposition to imperialism and for liberation around the globe of all oppressed peoples, including ourselves.

Following the early 1990s crisis in socialism the CYM declined and became defunct for many years. In 2002 it was revived. Since its revival the CYM has founded branches in Dublin, Belfast, and Galway.

Introductory leaflet

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Our programme

The Connolly Youth Movement (CYM) is an all-Ireland socialist youth organisation supportive of the Communist Party of Ireland . . .
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Our constitution

“Membership shall be open to all young people between the ages of 14 to 30 who agree to this Constitution and the Programme of the CYM . . .”
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James Connolly

Biography of Ireland’s greatest Marxist

“Connolly was ‘dragged up,’ like most proletarian boys. Connolly, nevertheless, is well educated. His education is of that sort that comes from conflict with circumstances . . . His whole character has been coloured by these circumstances, which have been bitter, and he has a deep hatred of those institutions which have weighed so heavily on the working class.”—Murtagh Lyng on Connolly
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