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Mass protests in Ireland over new water charges

14 October 2014
Protesters filled the streets of Dublin last Saturday against the introduction of water charges.

Pregnant in Ireland? The state owns your body

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.

Anger in Ireland as Margaretta D'Arcy is jailed

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.

Historic abuse inquiry begins

14 January 2014
The Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry is examining abuse claims in Northern Ireland children’s homes and juvenile justice.

Those at the top knew about British army's Northern Ireland death squad killings

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.

Lessons of the 1913 Dublin Lockout

20 August 2013
A hundred years ago this month Dublin’s bosses launched an all-out assault on workers. John Newsinger looks at why the struggle lost—and how the workers could have won

No real choice on abortion in Ireland

07 May 2013
 The Irish government’s new legislation on abortion will leave many women with a “choice” of an unwanted pregnancy or an unsafe, illegal abortion. 

Irish inquest rules on Savita’s ‘barbaric’ death

23 April 2013
Savita Halappanavar died because of “medical misadventure”, an inquest jury in Ireland has ruled unanimously.

Inquest into Savita Halappanavar's death opens

09 April 2013
An inquest began this week into the death of Savita Halappanavar at Galway University Hospital last October.

Lies behind Belfast flag riots

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

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.

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.

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.

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