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Socialists in Ireland's parliament speak out against the EU

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.

Irish abortion law ‘breached rights’

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.

Socialists Gerry Carroll and Eamonn McCann elected to Northern Ireland Assembly

08 May 2016
The Northern Ireland Assembly elections saw socialists Eamonn McCann and Gerry Carroll elected in Foyle and West Belfast.

Don't miss rare performance of an epic play about Irish revolutionary James Connolly

07 April 2016
The Non Stop Connolly show is an important 1975 epic play about the life of the Irish revolutionary James Connolly.

Woman sentenced after having an abortion in Northern Ireland

05 April 2016
A woman in Northern Ireland was this week given a suspended prison sentence after inducing an abortion.

‘Justice can make but one reply’ - how Sylvia Pankhurst helped expose the repression of the Easter Rising

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.

James Connolly fought for a workers’ republic

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.”

Reviews round-up

08 March 2016
This year’s AV Festival focuses on socialism—the most looked-up word in 2015.

Ireland's political revolution

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

Irish election: Establishment gets a kicking as people deliver verdict on austerity

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.

Fury at water charges will shape result of Irish election after 80,000 hit the streets

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.

Is the radical left set to make a breakthrough in Irish vote?

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

Radical left looks to make gains in Irish election

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.

1916 in Ireland - a rising against empire

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

Jail threat over abortion attempt sparks pro-choice protests

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.

Historic documents reveal bigotry at the heart of Thatcher’s government

05 January 2016
Newly released 30 year old government documents reveal a world of racism and scheming from Cameron’s pals. Simon Basketter unearths the facts

Greek movement resists Nazis' attempts at revival

29 September 2015
Thousands marched through Athens last Saturday to mark two years since Nazis murdered anti-racist rapper Pavlos Fyssas.

Row over cuts is behind Northern Ireland's crisis

01 September 2015
Official politics in Northern Ireland has been thrown into crisis.

Yes vote for equal marriage in Ireland reflects big changes

26 May 2015
Last Friday’s Yes vote in Ireland’s referendum on marriage equality is an historic moment in Irish society and internationally. Ireland is the first country ever to introduce marriage equality by popular vote. 

International round-up

24 March 2015
Water charges demo in Dublin | Breakthrough for Spanish left | US oil workers return to work

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