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.
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.
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
01 September 2016
Why doesn't the Irish government want 13 billion euros in unpaid tax from US multinational Apple? Richard Boyd Barrett, a member of the Irish parliament, explains the case to Raymie Kiernan
30 June 2016
The Marxism 2016 festival got underway in central London today, Thursday, bringing together socialists from across Britain and the rest of the world.
21 June 2016
Irish prime minister Enda Kenny and the Irish political establishment have been urging Irish people in Britain to vote to remain part of the EU. He implies that Ireland’s "national interest" lies with the Remain camp.
14 June 2016
Ireland’s government subjected a woman to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment because of its abortion laws, according to the United Nations (UN) human rights committee.
08 May 2016
The Northern Ireland Assembly elections saw socialists Eamonn McCann and Gerry Carroll elected in Foyle and West Belfast.
07 April 2016
The Non Stop Connolly show is an important 1975 epic play about the life of the Irish revolutionary James Connolly.
05 April 2016
A woman in Northern Ireland was this week given a suspended prison sentence after inducing an abortion.
22 March 2016
Sylvia Pankhurst, the militant anti-war socialist and suffragette, was in Newcastle when she first heard news of the Easter Rising in Dublin in April 1916.
15 March 2016
As Sean Mitchell’s new Rebel’s Guide to James Connolly puts it, “Connolly was an activist, a lifelong Marxist and a revolutionary socialist committed to the destruction of capitalism, both in Ireland and the world over.”
08 March 2016
This year’s AV Festival focuses on socialism—the most looked-up word in 2015.
01 March 2016
The crisis was supposed to be over for Ireland’s elites. But last week’s election saw a disaster for them—and a surge for the radical left. New socialist TDs told Simon Basketter the rebellion against austerity is just getting started
29 February 2016
The vote reflected continuing resistance to austerity, and in particular the powerful campaign against water charges. The left of Labour Anti Austerity Alliance/People Before Profit (AAA/PBP) group and Sinn Fein made significant gains.
23 February 2016
Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Dublin last Saturday. Anti-water charge campaigners held a major demonstration ahead of the country’s general election on Friday of this week.
16 February 2016
Ireland’s rulers claim that five years of brutal austerity have paid off—but anger is likely to badly bruise the main parties and boost the left in the general election, writes Simon Basketter
09 February 2016
A key electoral test for austerity is set for the end of the month in Ireland. Workers have been assaulted by the outgoing and the previous governments for the past eight years.
02 February 2016
At the height of the First World War a rebellion was staged in Britain’s oldest colony. Simon Basketter looks at how Irish rebels took over Dublin 100 years ago
19 January 2016
Pro-choice activists have taken to the streets against a decision to prosecute a woman for trying to bring about an abortion.