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Ireland


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.

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: 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.

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.

Special Reconnaissance Regiment’s record of murder

10 March 2009
A few days prior to the attacks, Northern Ireland’s chief constable Sir Hugh Orde announced that British army special forces from the Special Reconnaissance Regiment (SRR) were being deployed.

Are the Troubles set to return to Northern Ireland?

10 March 2009
The killing of two British soldiers outside a barracks in Antrim last Saturday, followed by the subsequent killing of a police officer in Craigavon, have raised widespread fear that Northern Ireland’s "Troubles" might be set to blaze once more.

Waterford occupation goes on tour

03 March 2009
Workers from the Waterford Crystal factory occupation received a very warm welcome when they visited Glasgow last week.

General strike looks likely in Ireland

03 March 2009
There is growing momentum for a one-day general strike in Ireland.

Ireland shows the way to resist the recession

24 February 2009
Anger at the Irish government's response to the recession erupted onto the streets of Dublin last Saturday.

Hunger DVD

24 February 2009
This film tells the story of Bobby Sands and hunger strikers in the H blocks of Northern Ireland.

Irish ‘pensions levy’: ‘The people that caused this crisis should take the pain’

17 February 2009
As the economic crisis grows by the day, bosses and the government are agreed on one thing – that it is workers who must pay for the mess that those at the top have presided over.

Gains of Waterford fight are crystal clear

17 February 2009
The inspirational fight to save jobs at Waterford Crystal took a step forward this week.

Video of Waterford Crystal workers occupying the receiver’s offices in Dublin

04 February 2009
Workers from the Waterford Crystal occupation occupy the head office of the company’s receiver Deloitte and Touche in Dublin, Wednesday 4 February 2009

Waterford Crystal: ‘We’re occupying this plant to save our jobs’

03 February 2009
Workers at the Waterford Crystal factory in Ireland have delivered a powerful example of how to take on the recession – they are occupying their plant to keep it open.

Good Friday: The Death of Irish Republicanism

27 January 2009
Anthony McIntyre has been one of the most determined of Sinn Fein’s critics. But unlike most critics of the Irish Republican party he is not coming from the right.

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