The Bottom Dog (1975-76)

Thanks very much to David Lee who loaned us his copies of this journal

The Bottom Dog, A Short Introduction by David Lee

  In 1975 a group of young Limerick workers active in the trade union movement and radical left-wing politics decided to bring out a rank and file newspaper that was relevant to the industrial struggles of the working class of Limerick city and North Munster. Calling itself ‘The Bottom Dog’, the paper reported on strikes, fight-backs against factory redundancies and struggles for trade union recognition. It also dealt with womens’ issues, family planning and government policies on matters such as social welfare and unemployment.

Endeavouring always to see events from the perspective of workers and activists directly involved in the action, these copies of ‘The Bottom Dog’ offer historians a fascinating insight into the social history of the period.

Named after a Limerick working class paper published between December 1917 and November 1918 which ran for forty-eight issues, the first edition of the 1975 reincarnation of ‘The Bottom Dog’ was numbered Vol. 3, No 49.

 - vol. 3, no. 49

 - vol. 3, no. 50

 - vol. 3, no. 51

 - vol. 3, no. 52 [November 1975]

 - vol. 3, no. 53, 5th December 1975

 - vol. 3, no. 54, 19th December 1975

 - vol. 3, no. 54 [sic], 9th January 1976

 - vol. 3, no. 57, 23rd January 1976

 - vol. 3, no. 57 [sic], 6th February 1976

 - vol. 3, no. 58, 20th February 1976

 - vol. 3, no. 59, 5th March 1976

 - vol. 3, no. 60, 19th March 1976

 - vol. 3, no. 61, 2nd April 1976

 - vol. 3, no. 62, 16th April 1976

 - vol. 3, no. 63, 30th April 1976

 - vol. 3, no. 64, 14th May 1976

 - vol. 3, no. 65

 - vol. 3, no. 66, 11th June 1976

 - vol. 3, no. 67, 25th June 1976

 - vol. 3, no. 68, 9th July 1976

 - vol. 3, no. 69, 23rd July 1976

 - vol. 3, no. 70, 6th August 1976

 - vol. 3, no. 71, 27th August 1976 

 - vol. 3, no. 72, 17th September 1976

 - vol. 3, no. 73, 1st October 1976

 - vol. 4, no. 74, 15th October 1976

 - vol. 4, no. 84, 22nd April 1977 4, 84 (1,084 Kb)

 - vol. 4, no. 92, 23rd September 1977 4, 92 (1,069 Kb)

   - vol. 6, no. 116, 22nd June 1979 6, 116 (1,221 Kb)

 - vol. 6, no. 118, 17th August 1979 6, 118 (1,311 Kb)

  - vol. 6, no. 119, 14th September 1979 6, 119 (1,195 Kb)

  - vol. 7, no. 121, 16th November 1979 7, 121 (1,208 Kb)

 

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