Publications

DateTitle DescriptionAuthor(s)
2016Afri's Annual Report for 2016Download hereAfri's report on events and activities for 2016Joe Murray, Lisa Patten and others.
2015Afri's Annual Report for 2015Download hereAfri's report on events and activities for 2015Joe Murray, Lisa Patten and others. Edited by John Maguire and Rob Fairmichael
2014Afri's Annual Report for 2014Download hereAfri's report on events and activities for 2014Joe Murray, Lisa Patten and others
2013They All Had Names: A Survey of Tithe na mBocht and Famine Graveyards in IrelandAvailable from Afri This is an updated version of the 2010 Afri Report on Famine Graveyards and details the locations of workhouses and famine graveyards throughout the island of Ireland.Sean Steele (ed.)
2012Genetic Modification Busting the Myths
Download hereWith Teagasc's application to grow genetically modified potatoes in Ireland and the EPA's granting them a licence to do so, there has been an accompanying outbreak of modified myths being trialled on the Irish population. This leaflet seeks to address some of the most dominant and pervasive of these myths in order to support resilience and resistance to this deliberate adn potentially lethal contamination of information being supplied to the Irish population.Rose Kelly
2012Ireland, Irish Finance and the Nuclear Weapons IndustryDownload hereThis document is written by Irish CND chairperson, Dr David Hutchinson Edgar, and finds that the National Pensions Reserve Fund, according to its most recent annual report, has investments worth around €10 million in companies involved in the nuclear weapons industry. It also discloses that AIB, in majority state ownership, was involved in giving a loan of €28 million to a major American company heavily involved in the maintenance of US nuclear weapons.Dr David Hutchinson Edgar
2011DUDownload hereThis booklet will focus on weapons and war: specifically depleted uranium weapons. Even though decision-makers strive to downplay the health and environmental risks that are posed by these weapons, we aim to show the reality of their harmful nature and the damage that they cause.Hilary Bizumuremyi, edited by Niall Carroll, foreword by Denis J. Halliday
2010Seeds of Hope in a world of insecurityDownload hereThis short brochure is dealing with issues of food insecurity and loss of biodiversityClare O'Grady Walsh
2010Afri Report on Famine GraveyardsAvailable from Afri"Over one and quarter million died in Ireland [during the Great Famine]..So where are they all buried/" Don Mullan, 1994Sean Steele (ed.)
2009The Great Gas Giveaway: How the elites have gambled with our health and wealthDownload here
Andy Storey & Michael McCaughan
2009The Corrib Gas Dispute: Background and Current StatusDownload hereAndy Storey
2008The Lisbon Treaty, the European Military Project, and Europe`s Role in the World: Implications for Irish VotersAvailable from Afri
Available from Afri
On the 12th of June this year, the Irish people will be asked to vote on the Lisbon Treaty. Just before that, at the end of May, the Irish government will host a major diplomatic conference, the aim of which is to negotiate a treaty to ban the manufacture, use or stockpiling of cluster munitions.Dr. Andy Storey
2007The Price of Our Souls: Gas Shell and IrelandAvailable from AfriDeals with the controversial Corrib Gas Project in North Mayo, where Shell is building a gas refinery and high pressure pipeline in a landscape of extraordinary natural beauty.Michael McCaughan
2007A Decade of Betrayal and the Challenge of RenewalAvailable from AfriThis research paper looks at the record of recent governments in the area of Ireland’s foreign and defence policyMark Doris
2003Death From A Distance: the Ongoing Militarisation of IrelandAvailable from AfriThis report by Afri is in two parts. The first part takes a look at some of our Third Level educational institutions and their involvement in research related to the arms trade. This is a largely hidden dimension of our educational activity. The second part looks at the militarization of Shannon airport, which has occurred in the wake of the attacks on the US in 2001, particularly as the US and Britain prepared for war in Afghanistan and Iraq. John Cullen, Susan Ní Maolthuile
International intervention and conflict in MacedoniaAvailable from AfriThe report is divided into three main sections. Chapters 1 and 2 will give a brief background to Macedonia since independence including the main political developments and a brief outline of the demographic situation. Chapters 3, 4 and 5 deals with the conflict itself examining both internal and external causes, highlighting the main developments in the conflict, and looking at the attitudes and actions of international actors as the conflict unfolded. Finally, chapter 6 looks at the response of the IC, and in particular the EU, to the events of 2001 and examines whether international intervention has improved the prospects for sustainable peace in Macedonia.Marianne Osborn Editor: Dr. Andy Storey
2002Defending Peace: Ireland’s role in a changing EuropeAvailable from Afri
Defending Peace: Ireland’s Role in a Changing Europe traces how the EU, under the influence of NATO, has evolved a disturbingly militaristic “common defence policy”, and how successive Irish governments have misled us into involvement in it. It shows that this policy is hugely at odds with the values allegedly underlying Irish foreign policy, particularly peace building under UN authority, and with those of the Peace Process. Far from failing, the UN has been prevented from fulfilling its mandate by the large industrial and military states, and a UN reclaimed by global civil society is the only practical alternative to NATO’s lawless aggression.John Maguire
2001Inequality Violence and Resource WarsAvailable from AfriThis is the text of Andy Storey’s speech (Development Studies Centre, Kimmage Manor, and Afri) at the Community Workers Conference: Wealth, Power, Inequality: Challenges for community Work in a New Era, Kilkenny, 10th December 2001Dr. Andy Storey
2000What Price Peace? The Irish Peace Process and the International Arms TradeAvailable from AfriIn the wake of the Good Friday Agreement (1998), and indeed prior to that, there has been much talk of a so-called “peace dividend” for the North of Ireland and for the border region. Indeed, even before the formal end to hostilities it was clear from the interest shown by North American business capital that Ireland’s “peace dividend” would entail increased inward investment from high-technology companies. This report was born out of those concerns and its aim is primarily to investigate whether such concerns are justified. However, any new military-related investment must be viewed in the context of an already well-established military industrial base, namely that of Shorts. Therefore, in order to address the overall issue of military-related production in Northern Ireland a detailed look at shorts’ military activities is included in this report.Seán O Cuilin. Editors: Annette Honan, Joe Murray, Dr. Andy Storey. Preface by Dr Robbie McVeigh
1996LINKS – Ireland’s Links with the Arms Trade and Military IndustryAvailable from AfriThis report, Ireland’s links with the Arms Trade and Military Industry, is presented in two parts. Part 1 focuses on Ireland and the arms trade. Terms of reference are set out by showing the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) criteria and the UK licensing legislation which illustrate how inclusive the “arms trade” is. Part 2 moves from the supply-side to the impact that the arms trade has on the majority world. We take two cases studies of countries that have been on the receiving end of the arms trade.John Cullen Editors: John Cullen and Joe Murray Editorial overview: Bridget Anne Ryan Design and Layout: Pat Pidgeon
1995Famine is a lieAvailable from AfriThe first events to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Ireland’s Great Famine were organised by Afri in 1988. Since then a wide range of activities and initiatives have followed. This book is a gathering together of some of the events that have taken place as part of Afri’s Great Famine Project. It includes excerpts of talks given at some of our famine walks, conferences and seminars as well as quotations from historians and writers on contemporary justice issues. It is intended to form a basis for dialogue, discussion and debate.Joe Murray, Pat Pidgeon Editorial team: Joe Murray, Pat Pidgeon, Dereck Speirs, Danny Cusack. Design and Layout: Pat Pidgeon
1995Just a second – CampaignAvailable from AfriAfri’s “Just a Second!” campaign, as outlined in this book, has two purposes: 1- to fund small poverty projects in the developing world and in Ireland, and 2- to show how resources could be used for life-giving rather than death-dealing purposes.Don Mullan, Joe Murray Preface: Archbishop Desmond Tutu
DateTitle DescriptionAuthor(s)
2015Just A Second! Pathways of PeaceAvailable from Afri This book is a development education resource for teachers, youth and school groups. It explores the stories of eight people who each in their own unique way contribute to a more peaceful world. The resource includes suggestions for further exploration with both questions and activities. Rose Kelly is a teacher and has worked as Afri's Development Education Co-ordinator since 2012.Rose Kelly
2014Just A Second! Exploring Global Issues Through Drama and TheatreAvailable from Afri This publication is a development education resources offering school groups an accessible guide to exploring global issues through drama and theatre. The book opens with coverage of Afri's 2013-2014 'Just A Second!' project which focused on the theme of militarisation. This is followed by the full texts of five mini-plays that were devised with young people taking part in Afri initiated development education projects in primary and secondary schools during the years 2005-2011. These plays can be read or acted out, but more importantly are designed to act as a stimulus for further drama exploration, discussion and debate. With this in mind they are accompanied by multiple suggestions for follow-up activities, linking across the curriculum so that schools groups, youth theatres, college students and others can explore the themes and issues raised for themselves.Pete Mullineaux
2005Understanding Conflict… Building PeaceAvailable from AfriThis pack has four modules: conflict and its costs; conflict and its resolution; Ireland and the Arms trade and Moving Beyond Conflict Towards Peace and justice. This is a user-friendly pack with teachers’ notes and student handouts provided. It also contains some very interesting appendices.Mary O’Mahony and Maeve McCarthy With the support of the National Council for Development Education and Trócaire
2000Just a Second Available from Afri
This education pack, researched and written by Suzie Flood, deals with the following issues: wastage of resources on weapons, arms trade and the aligning of Ireland with NATO’s military network. It is a comprehensive pack, which is participative, imaginative and will engage students at many different levels. It is an ideal successor to ‘Trading in Terror’ which was published by Afri in 1997. We believe it will lead to an increased awareness of, and opposition among young people to, the world’s most lethal business.Author: Suzie Flood
Editors: Annette Honan, Dr. Andy Storey, Joe Murray
1999Trading in Terror
The world arms trade and its impact on the majority world
Available from Afri

This publication focuses on the impact of the Arms Trade on the Majority World. It provides some shocking information on the world’s most deadly business, in a way which is comprehensible for young people.Writer and researcher: John Cullen
Editor: Annette Honan
Design and layout: Pat Pidgeon and Colm McHugh
Cover drawing of child: Ed de la Torre
2016This issue covers the work done by Afri throughout 2016, including our work in relation to food sovereignty and campaigning work in relation to anti-militarisation. It also includes information about the Solar Light campaign, which supports families in Kenya by providing them with access to solar lights.Famine Walk, Food Sovereignty, Famine Landscape Project, Solar lights, Kenya, Hedge School, Féile Bríde, Just A Second, Anti-militarisation
2015This is an update of Afri activities throughout 2015 including climate justice work, campaigning around Shannon airport, fracking and Chelsea Manning as well as educational work in secondary schools and I.T.s and the launch of 2 educational resources.Fracking, Climate Justice, Shannon, Direct Provision, Ogoni 9, Just A Second!, East Timor
2015 (special 40th anniversary edition)This is a special edition of the Peacemaker, produced in Afri's 40th anniversary year, which looks back over the past 4 decades in photos.Sean MacBride, Desmond Tutu, Niall O'Brien, Negros Nine, Dunnes Stores, Apartheid, Brigid Peace Cross, Nice Treaty, Famine Walk, Table Campaign, Just A Second!, Rossport 5, Choctaw, Kenya Pastoralist Journalist Network, El Salvador, Ogoni, Michael Lapsley, Mark Thomas, After Schools Arms Club, Shannon, Christy Moore, Kathy Kelly, Refugee crisis, GM, East Timor, debt justice, Fr Sean McFerran
2014This is the 40th anniversary edition, which looks at Ireland's first Food Sovereignty Assembly in 2014, the 'Just A Second!' schools project, the Chelsea Manning campaign, the Corrib Gas Project and fracking.Chelsea Manning, Food Sovereignty, Famine Walk, Just A Second!, Shell, Corrib Gas Project
2013 This issue covers the work done by Afri throughout 2013, particularly focussing on the historic moment of the opening of the gates of Delphi Lodge to the Famine Walk, as well as Afri's new Development Education project "Just A Second" and ongoing work in relation to Shannon airport and Chelsea (Bradley) Manning.Famine Walk, Delphi Lodge, Just a Second, Shannon, Manning, Debt Justice, Féile Bríde, Hedge School
2012This issue looks at the spectre of GM Potatoes in Ireland, the lessons of Bhopal in for Ireland, a new play by Donal O’Kelly set near the Shell pipelines of North Mayo, a new debt campaign group called Debt Justice Action. Teagasc, GM foods, Hedge School, Bhopal, Depleted Uranium, Shell, Debt Justice Action, Feile Bride
2011This issue looks at the Dalai Lama's visit to Ireland, the policing of the Corrib Gas project, the "Alternative Proclamation", the GM lobby in Ireland, an audit of Irish debt, and provides a report on this year's Famine Walk and Feile Bride. Dalai Lama, Shell, Easter Monday Proclamation, GM Free Ireland, Irish Debt Audit, Depleted Uranium, Feile Bride, Famine Walk
2010This issue looks at food sovereignty, the call for a ban on depleted uranium and the Israeli attack on the Rachel Corrie aid ship.food sovereignty, Shell, Shannon Airport, Israel, Depleted Uranuim, disarmament.
2009This issue focuses on the situation in North Mayo with the Corrib Gas pipeline, police harassment, and the great gas giveaway. Shell, Corrib Gas Pipeline, Gardai, An Bord Pleanala
2008This issue looks at Shell and the "tyranny of oil", the ban on cluster bombs, Ireland and the "war on terror" seven years on and Afri's water project in El Salvador. Shell, cluster bombs, Education for Liberation, war on terror, Shannon, Hedge School, El Salvador.
2007This issue looks at the second Choctaw donation to Ireland, democracy, the Corrib Gas project, Iraq, El Salvador and global warming.Choctaw, Shell, Democracy, Famine Walk, Iraq, El Salvador.