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Bloody Sunday families want report released

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.

Bloody Sunday victims' relatives protest over delayed report

17 March 2010
Relatives of those killed on Bloody Sunday are protesting outside Downing Street, the Ministry of Defence and Buckingham Palace today, Wednesday.

Icelanders vote against compensation

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.

New battles against cuts in Ireland

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.

Iris Robinson: scandal and sectarianism in Northern Ireland

12 January 2010
Peter Robinson, the first minister of Northern Ireland, has resigned – temporarily, he claims.

Irish workers’ anger at brutal cuts held back

15 December 2009
The economic crisis in Ireland has resulted in a series of vicious attacks on workers.

Irish workers are let down

08 December 2009
The Irish government’s attempts to push though devastating cuts received a helping hand last week.

Lisbon treaty passed in Ireland but resistance must continue

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.

Ireland to repeat Lisbon treaty vote

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.

Dublin Marine Terminals strike in eighth week

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).

The Battle of the Bogside

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.

New occupation against redundancies in Dublin: a voice from inside

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.

Attacks on Romanians in Belfast reflect the sectarian state

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.

Child abuse that links the Catholic Church and Irish state

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.

Defiant Waterford Crystal occupation secures 176 jobs

24 March 2009
Workers at Waterford Crystal in south east Ireland have ended their determined and inspirational occupation of their factory after eight weeks.

Irish workers unite for general strike

24 March 2009
Hundreds of thousands of workers in the Republic of Ireland are set to take part in a general strike on Monday of next week.

Northern Ireland: the peace illusion

17 March 2009
The British media were filled last week with weasel words of peace from politicians following a spate of armed attacks on British troops and the police in Northern Ireland.

Who are the Republicans?

17 March 2009
Violence wasn’t introduced into Northern Ireland by the "terrorists".

Behind Northern Ireland’s peace walls

17 March 2009
A wave of anger against segregated housing lay at the heart of the civil rights movement that erupted in Northern Ireland at the end of the 1960s.

Northern Ireland: a sectarian state born in the violence of partition

10 March 2009
Britain presided over the creation of Northern Ireland in 1921, when it was forced to quit the rest of Ireland. The six counties in the north were formed into a one-party state born in violence.

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