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.
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
29 September 2015
Thousands marched through Athens last Saturday to mark two years since Nazis murdered anti-racist rapper Pavlos Fyssas.
01 September 2015
Official politics in Northern Ireland has been thrown into crisis.
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.
24 March 2015
Water charges demo in Dublin | Breakthrough for Spanish left | US oil workers return to work
16 December 2014
A huge protest movement has erupted in Ireland over the introduction of water charges. Annette Mackin reports from one of Dublin’s largest ever demonstrations
04 November 2014
An extraordinary wave of protest swept across every town in Ireland last Saturday.
14 October 2014
Protesters filled the streets of Dublin last Saturday against the introduction of water charges.
19 August 2014
The Irish state was compelled to introduce limited abortion legislation in 2012 and give women the right to abortion if their life was at risk.
21 January 2014
Protests erupted in Ireland when anti-war activist and prominent Irish writer Margaretta D’Arcy was sentenced to three months in prison on Thursday of last week.
14 January 2014
The Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry is examining abuse claims in Northern Ireland children’s homes and juvenile justice.
26 November 2013
Simon Basketter looks at part of the history of British army terror tactics in Northern Ireland and what BBC’s Panorama didn’t tell us about death squads.