30 June 2020
It’s a desperate attempt to maintain the old set-up after it was rejected by voters earlier this year
16 June 2020
Almost 70 Black Lives Matter protesters have been issued with fines for attending the socially-distanced rallies in Derry and Belfast on Saturday 6 June.
09 February 2020
The major establishment parties took a kicking in the Irish general election last Saturday.
08 February 2020
As counting begins in the Irish elections, Socialist Worker wishes the best to Solidarity-People Before Profit. With Sinn Fein neck and neck for top spot according to exit polls, Simon Basketter looks at the party’s history.
04 February 2020
Irish taoiseach (prime minister) Leo Varadkar was hoping to get an easy ride to re-election this week.
08 October 2019
There are some hard bitten cliches in this hard bitten BBC cop drama, writes Simon Basketter, but the character-driven storyline has depth and potential
01 October 2019
The crisis in official politics has made the break-up of the British state a living debate again.
12 August 2019
On 14 August 1969 Harold Wilson, then Labour prime minister, deployed British troops to the streets of Northern Ireland.
25 March 2019
Divisions sown by the ruling class can have a devastating effect, writes Simon Basketter
12 February 2019
Huge march for nurses in Ireland
05 February 2019
More than 35,000 striking nurses have picketed hospitals across Ireland, telling the government they can take no more.
05 February 2019
Tomáš Tengely-Evans unpacks the arguments around the “backstop” agreement and what it means for ordinary people
22 January 2019
The story of the first Dail shows it’s possible to break the rule of Westminster, writes Simon Basketter
09 October 2018
The Irish government faces a mass movement over a housing crisis
02 October 2018
Black 47 is a familiar tale of righteous violent revenge. But its subject matter sees it stand alone from other classics of the genre
17 July 2018
Rioting broke out around the annual expression of sectarianism in Northern Ireland.
04 June 2018
Why isn’t Northern Ireland in Ireland?
29 May 2018
Irish voters delivered a landslide two to one vote to repeal the 8th Amendment and liberalise abortion laws last Saturday.
26 May 2018
The result was conclusive. Over 66 percent voted Yes to repeal the anti-abortion clause in the constitution.
22 May 2018
Sinead is one of tens of thousands of women who have been forced to leave Ireland to access abortion services.