“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 


A Magazine for Youth, Culture and Democracy

Forward is the quarterly magazine brought out by the Connolly Youth Movement. Its aim is to promote the working-class tradition of struggle on this island and to encourage young people to participate positively in society.

The magazine’s writers and editing team are all young activists, and the content reflects this, with articles on such youth issues as drugs, gangs, employment conditions, and also on youth interests such as sport and music

The editing team encourage all members and non-members to contribute to this growing publication. Articles, cartoons, poems etc. can be sent to:


Forward can be picked up from both the Dublin and Belfast offices as well as from any CYM member.

Forward On-line Blog

Read Forward’s on-line blog at connollyyouth.wordpress.com

Forward archive

Issue 16, winter 2009


Issue 18, spring 2015 (Download)

Issue 15, summer 2009 (Download)

Issue 14, spring 2009 (Download)

Issue 13, winter 2008 (Download)

Issue 12, summer 2008 (Download)

Issue 11, spring 2008 (Download)

Issue 10, winter 2007 (Download)

Issue 9, summer 2007 (Download)

Issue 8, spring 2007 (Download)

Issue 7, summer 2006 (Download)

Issue 5, spring 2006 (Download)

Issue 4, spring 2005 (Download)

Classic Forward

July 1972

• CYM demand the closure of Marlboro House • Unemployed Workers’ Association • National wage agreement (Download)