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Ireland


Behind Northern Ireland’s peace walls

17 March 2009
A wave of anger against segregated housing lay at the heart of the civil rights movement that erupted in Northern Ireland at the end of the 1960s.

Who are the Republicans?

17 March 2009
Violence wasn’t introduced into Northern Ireland by the "terrorists".

Are the Troubles set to return to Northern Ireland?

10 March 2009
The killing of two British soldiers outside a barracks in Antrim last Saturday, followed by the subsequent killing of a police officer in Craigavon, have raised widespread fear that Northern Ireland’s "Troubles" might be set to blaze once more.

Special Reconnaissance Regiment’s record of murder

10 March 2009
A few days prior to the attacks, Northern Ireland’s chief constable Sir Hugh Orde announced that British army special forces from the Special Reconnaissance Regiment (SRR) were being deployed.

Northern Ireland: a sectarian state born in the violence of partition

10 March 2009
Britain presided over the creation of Northern Ireland in 1921, when it was forced to quit the rest of Ireland. The six counties in the north were formed into a one-party state born in violence.

General strike looks likely in Ireland

03 March 2009
There is growing momentum for a one-day general strike in Ireland.

Waterford occupation goes on tour

03 March 2009
Workers from the Waterford Crystal factory occupation received a very warm welcome when they visited Glasgow last week.

Ireland shows the way to resist the recession

24 February 2009
Anger at the Irish government's response to the recession erupted onto the streets of Dublin last Saturday.

Hunger DVD

24 February 2009
This film tells the story of Bobby Sands and hunger strikers in the H blocks of Northern Ireland.

Gains of Waterford fight are crystal clear

17 February 2009
The inspirational fight to save jobs at Waterford Crystal took a step forward this week.

Irish ‘pensions levy’: ‘The people that caused this crisis should take the pain’

17 February 2009
As the economic crisis grows by the day, bosses and the government are agreed on one thing – that it is workers who must pay for the mess that those at the top have presided over.

Video of Waterford Crystal workers occupying the receiver’s offices in Dublin

04 February 2009
Workers from the Waterford Crystal occupation occupy the head office of the company’s receiver Deloitte and Touche in Dublin, Wednesday 4 February 2009

Waterford Crystal: ‘We’re occupying this plant to save our jobs’

03 February 2009
Workers at the Waterford Crystal factory in Ireland have delivered a powerful example of how to take on the recession – they are occupying their plant to keep it open.

Good Friday: The Death of Irish Republicanism

27 January 2009
Anthony McIntyre has been one of the most determined of Sinn Fein’s critics. But unlike most critics of the Irish Republican party he is not coming from the right.

Lisbon treaty: Irish can say no to neoliberal Europe again

15 December 2008
Next October the Irish people will be asked to vote once again on the European Union’s (EU) Lisbon Treaty. This is despite the referendum held in June this year, when 1.6 million people turned out and rejected the treaty by a margin of over 110,000 votes.

United fight for education in Ireland

15 December 2008
Over 120,000 parents, teachers, and school and university students have joined protests against the Irish government’s cuts to education.

Hunger: The mundane evil at the heart of the British state

04 November 2008
Looking back the shocking thing is just how mundane it was to visit Northern Ireland’s H Blocks of Long Kesh – or "the Maze" as the British called it.

Northern Ireland 1968: Derry’s days of rage

30 September 2008
On 5 October 1968 a few hundred demonstrators assembled in the mainly Protestant area of the Waterside in Derry in Northern Ireland.

Workers reject neoliberal EU treaty in Irish referendum

13 June 2008
The neoliberal European Lisbon Treaty has been thrown out by the Irish voters as counting continues.

Raytheon Nine trial starts

21 May 2008
The trial of the Raytheon Nine got underway after a number of delays and postponements on Tuesday at Laganside Court in Belfast.

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