22 June 2010
The conflict in Northern Ireland did not begin with Bloody Sunday in 1972. It didn’t even begin with the partition of Ireland into north and south fifty years earlier.
15 June 2010
Bloody Sunday was a British atrocity, and the biggest single killing by state forces in the course of the conflict in Northern Ireland.
15 June 2010
Bloody Sunday exposes the brutality at the heart of the British state. And if also shows that if anything critical of the state emerges, our rulers will try to convince us that it was an aberration.
13 May 2010
Two thousand people braved lashing rain to march to the Dail (parliament) in Dublin, southern Ireland, on Tuesday to protest at the Bank Bail-Out.
27 April 2010
The general election in Northern Ireland is dominated by sectarian division – except in Foyle, Derry, where People Before Profit candidate Eamonn McCann is standing.
23 March 2010
The Labour government is delaying the release of the Saville Report into the 1972 Bloody Sunday massacre until after the general election.
17 March 2010
Relatives of those killed on Bloody Sunday are protesting outside Downing Street, the Ministry of Defence and Buckingham Palace today, Wednesday.
09 March 2010
Voters in Iceland have overwhelmingly rejected the terms of a deal to compensate British and Dutch banking customers for their losses after the bank Icesave collapsed in 2008.
09 March 2010
Trade union leaders in Ireland have been forced to announce a new series of strikes over pay cuts, job losses and attacks on pensions.
12 January 2010
Peter Robinson, the first minister of Northern Ireland, has resigned – temporarily, he claims.
15 December 2009
The economic crisis in Ireland has resulted in a series of vicious attacks on workers.
08 December 2009
The Irish government’s attempts to push though devastating cuts received a helping hand last week.
06 October 2009
The 67 percent vote in the Irish Republic to ratify the European Union’s Lisbon treaty represented a major victory for the country’s corporate and political elite.
29 September 2009
The people of Ireland were to vote again on the European Union’s neoliberal Lisbon Treaty on Friday of this week – despite voters rejecting it last year.
01 September 2009
Dockers in Dublin are into to the eighth week of strike action against job cuts at one of Whittakers’ companies, Marine Terminals Limited (MTL).
11 August 2009
The world is full of people who look back at history and tell you that they saw it all coming. I wish they told me at the time. If you have a sketchy history in mind of the past 40 years, you’ll know that the Battle of Bogside led on to the Provisional IRA and 30 years of guerrilla warfare that saw more than 3,000 people die.
31 July 2009
Twenty workers have occupied a Thomas Cook travel agents shop in Dublin after they were told they were being sacked with immediate effect.
18 June 2009
The simmering sectarianism that still dominates Northern Ireland has boiled over this week with more than 100 Romanians forced out of their homes in a series of racist attacks in Belfast.
26 May 2009
The report of the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse, published in Dublin last week, is the map of an Irish hell. In devastating detail it reveals the systematic abuse of tens of thousands of children perpetuated by the Catholic Church – with the knowledge and collusion of the state.
24 March 2009
Workers at Waterford Crystal in south east Ireland have ended their determined and inspirational occupation of their factory after eight weeks.