DCTV and Looking Left No.2: The Ripening of Time


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This is the second progamme in the four-part series, Looking Left, which is being made for DCTV (The first in the series, on The Irish People is here). The topic on this occasion is The Ripening of Time, the political journal of the Ripening of Time Collective, thirteen issues of which were published between 1976 and 1980. On the panel are Ursula Barry, UCD Women’s Education, Research and Resource Centre (WERRC); Michael Youlton of the Irish Anti-War Movement; and myself. The programme is hosted by Seán O’Siorchu.

You can download issues by right-clicking on each of the numbers here: no.7, no.9, no.11 (part of), no.13.

Alternatively, you can read them online, below the video file.


Looking Left 2 : The Ripening of Time from DCTV on Vimeo.


5 Responses

  1. MarkP

    June 3, 2009 3:26 am

    This was a very interesting episode in its own right, but unfortunately it didn’t really tell us enough about the publication in question. The episode on the “Irish People” gave a lot more information about the circulation of the publication, where it was sold, and crucially the organisation and milieu that produced it.

    Revolutionary Struggle was mentioned once at the beginning, but what that group was, and what its connection to the “Ripening of Time” was, was never explored.

  2. Donagh

    June 3, 2009 8:24 am

    Hi MarkP, as it happens I was at the recording of this and it was decided that as there was so much to cover to leave discussion of the Revolutionary Struggle for a second segment. It was recorded at the same time but will be broadcast later as DCTV programs are sent out in half hour chunks.

    There is also discussion in the second one on how it was produced, who produced it, circulation and how it was distributed etc. At least I remember that being discussed.

  3. MarkP

    June 3, 2009 2:17 pm

    Thanks for the response Donagh. I’ll look forward to seeing the second part then!