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Lies behind Belfast flag riots

15 January 2013
The Loyalist riots in Belfast have moved on to their traditional target—Catholics.

Big march for choice in Dublin

20 November 2012
The biggest ever pro-choice protest in Dublin took place last Saturday after the death of Savita Halappanavar.

Savita's death is turning point in abortion rights struggle

20 November 2012
The story of the struggle for abortion rights in Ireland is punctuated with the names of dead women—Sheila Hodgers, Anne Lovett, Michelle Harte and now Savita Halappanavar.

The internment of Marian Price

04 September 2012
Marian Price was arrested on 13 May 2011 and charged with encouraging support for an illegal organisation. The charge arose from an Easter Rising commemoration in Derry city cemetery the previous month.

Mass defiance over Ireland's 'poll tax'

03 April 2012
Some 10,000 people protested against a 100 euro household charge in Ireland last Saturday.

Tories reject public inquiry in the murder of Pat Finucane

12 October 2011
Tory prime minister David Cameron ruled out a public inquiry into the 1989 murder of Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane.

Loyalist riots force exodus from Portadown

19 July 2011
Loyalist Bigots targeted the homes of Catholics and migrants during a riot in the Northern Irish town of Portadown on Friday evening of last week.

Eamonn McCann: A year on from the Saville report into Bloody Sunday

16 June 2011
The Saville Report’s recognition that all of the 13 Bloody Sunday dead and 13 wounded had been innocent sparked an eruption of joy in Derry. The sea of shining faces gathered in Guildhall Square for the release of the report on 15 June 2010 could have lit up a continent. This was the acknowledgement the Bloody Sunday families had craved through the long years of their trek towards the truth, and it was sufficient unto the day.

Rosemary Nelson death report cover-up

24 May 2011
The publication of the inquiry into the murder of Northern Ireland solicitor Rosemary Nelson in 1999 continues the state cover-up of her death.

The Queen: heir to brutality in Ireland

17 May 2011
T he media has been full of stories about how Ireland was being blessed by the visit of Elizabeth Windsor.

Bobby Sands: ‘Our revenge will be the laughter of our children’

03 May 2011
Bobby Sands was a young working class man from Belfast whose death 30 years ago shook the establishment. After his 17th birthday, he never saw a Christmas outside prison. He died aged 27, an MP in the British parliament.

Bosses' party implodes as left makes gains in Irish election

01 March 2011
Voters in Ireland have given the main Irish bosses’ party a drubbing in the country’s general election.

Left campaigns against austerity in Ireland's general election

22 February 2011
The general election in Ireland on Friday of this week takes place in a context where official politics has descended into chaos.

New election in Ireland as crisis deepens

25 January 2011
Official politics in Ireland descended into chaos in the last week.

Irish budget vote

07 December 2010
The Irish government was pushing through its latest austerity budget on Tuesday of this week.

Irish marchers demand union action

30 November 2010
The anger on the march was not just directed at the banks and the government, but also at the inaction of the unions.

Excitement at new left challenge in Ireland

30 November 2010
The new United Left Alliance—made up of the People Before Profit Alliance, the Socialist Party, the Tipperary Workers and Unemployed Action Group, and others—marched together. They attracted a huge number around them.

Irish government unveils new attack on workers

24 November 2010
The Irish government today launched its latest attack on workers.

Irish workers must not pay bankers’ bills

23 November 2010
A political and economic crisis is sweeping across Ireland—and it threatens to engulf several other countries.

Cuts drive Ireland into a new recession

28 September 2010
A clear lesson is coming from Ireland—cuts and austerity do not end recession, and they can make it worse.

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