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The hard truth about the border in Northern Ireland

The hard truth about the border in Northern Ireland The village of Pettigo is nearly obliterated by a red line on maps of Ireland. Most of it lies in County Donegal in the Republic of Ireland, but some is in Northern Ireland.

There’s more to the Irish language row than racism

There’s more to the Irish  language row than racism A row over the Irish language has shone a light on the conflict that lies at the heart of Stormont

Unbiased judge rules he is unbiased in Loughinisland collusion case

Unbiased judge rules he is unbiased in Loughinisland collusion case Relatives of those killed in the Loughinisland massacre have welcomed a judge’s decision to voluntarily step aside from a case challenging a watchdog finding that police colluded with the killers

Britain out of Ireland, fight to shape Brexit

Britain out of Ireland, fight to shape Brexit The leaders of the bigoted Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) relished their power over Theresa May’s government this week.

The Clerkenwell explosion, and why the Fenians mattered

The Clerkenwell explosion, and why the Fenians mattered One hundred and fifty years ago, Irish revolutionaries carried out the largest terrorist attack in 19th century Britain.

For a Brexit from Ireland

For a Brexit from Ireland Jeremy Warner, an associate editor of the Daily Telegraph no less, wrote this week, “Ireland has poisoned UK politics and brought down governments for centuries.”

Pro-choice demo in London demands abortion rights for women in Ireland

03 October 2017
Hundreds of pro-choice protesters gathered outside the Irish embassy in London last Saturday to demand abortion rights for women in Ireland.

LETTERS: The fight is on to repeal Ireland’s anti-abortion Eighth Amendment

02 October 2017
Irish women are still denied autonomy over their bodies and the right to choose.

NHS can deny abortions to women from Northern Ireland as appeal rejected

20 June 2017
The Supreme Court has narrowly rejected an appeal demanding that women in Northern Ireland should receive free abortion services on the NHS in England.

Division and rule in Ireland—how Unionism bolstered empire

13 June 2017
Simon Basketter looks at the brutal history of British imperialism in Ireland and the long-standing relationship between the Tories and Unionist bigots

The left should take no lectures on Northern Ireland from the Tories

23 May 2017
The right wing papers are going for Jeremy Corbyn for refusing to “condemn” the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA).

International news round up

04 April 2017
Stories from the resistance to police violence in France, and solid strikes by Irish transport workers fighting pay cuts

Thousands march in Ireland demanding an end to deadly anti-abortion law

14 March 2017
Thousands took to the streets in Ireland on International Women's Day to demand a repeal of the 8th Amendment which makes abortion illegal in Ireland

Big protests in Ireland, the US and across the world mark International Women's Day

14 March 2017
Protests for abortion rights and against sexist governments took place across the world to mark International Women’s Day

Socialists stand for a ‘different type of politics’ in Stormont assembly poll

28 February 2017
The Northern Ireland assembly at Stormont is heading for a period of “administrative devolution” following an election this Thursday, with the assembly operating without an executive.

In Ireland movement grows for a referendum on abortion rights

14 February 2017
The 8th Amendment in Ireland makes abortion illegal but there is growing support for repeal and safe access to abortions

‘It’s time for a shake-up’ after the fall of Northern Ireland’s sectarian assembly

24 January 2017
New elections in Northern Ireland are an opportunity for ‘real, tangible change’ say candidates for People Before Profit

Bad Monday for Northern Ireland coalition

10 January 2017
The power sharing government in Northern Ireland has collapsed. Sinn Fein’s Martin McGuinness resigned as deputy first minister on Monday, triggering an election.

Brid Smith on the growing fight for abortion rights in Ireland

27 October 2016
People Before Profit TD (MP) Brid Smith challenged the Irish government to prosecute her for possessing tablets which can be used to cause an abortion. She held up the tablets during a debate on a bill calling for a referendum to repeal the state’s anti-abortion constitutional amendment.

Poison Apples—how corporations colluded with the Irish state

07 September 2016
The Irish government refuses to take tax off a giant corporation at the same time as imposing brutal austerity. This is an outrage—and it tells us a lot about how the system works, argues People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd-Barrett

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