Publications

DateTitle DescriptionAuthor(s)
2019Afri's Annual Report for 2019Download hereAfri's report on events and activities for 2019Joe Murray
2018Afri's Annual Report for 2018Download hereAfri's report on events and activities for 2018Joe Murray
2018Afri Strategic Plan 2018-2023Download hereAfri's Strategic Plan, setting out our vision, work themes and including a brief history of Afri.Afri's Board of Directors
2017Afri's Annual Report for 2017Download hereAfri's report on events and activities for 2017Joe Murray, Lisa Patten and others.
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
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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