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Northern Ireland


Don’t let the DUP and Tory bigots roll back our abortion rights

13 June 2017
Theresa May’s bid to cling to office with the help of bigots in the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) is a threat to abortion rights.

Division and rule in Ireland—how Unionism bolstered empire

13 June 2017
Simon Basketter looks at the brutal history of British imperialism in Ireland and the long-standing relationship between the Tories and Unionist bigots

The DUP—racist, homophobic, anti-abortion bigots with a history of violence

13 June 2017
The Tories may hang onto office with the support of the bigots of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) in Northern Ireland.

The left should take no lectures on Northern Ireland from the Tories

23 May 2017
The right wing papers are going for Jeremy Corbyn for refusing to “condemn” the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA).

McGuinness went from rebel to minister

21 March 2017
Rebels are often condemned in their lifetime and praised in death. Former Irish Republican Army (IRA) leader Martin McGuiness managed to receive the praise while still alive.

Northern Ireland election won't solve the deep crisis in the system

07 March 2017
A polarised election squeezed the left, but what matters more is the movement, says Simon Basketter

Socialists stand for a ‘different type of politics’ in Stormont assembly poll

28 February 2017
The Northern Ireland assembly at Stormont is heading for a period of “administrative devolution” following an election this Thursday, with the assembly operating without an executive.

‘It’s time for a shake-up’ after the fall of Northern Ireland’s sectarian assembly

24 January 2017
New elections in Northern Ireland are an opportunity for ‘real, tangible change’ say candidates for People Before Profit

Spies not blamed over Kincora in a ‘travesty’ of a child abuse inquiry

24 January 2017
Children suffered decades of sexual, physical and emotional abuse in homes run by the state, charities and churches in Northern Ireland, an inquiry found last week.

Bad Monday for Northern Ireland coalition

10 January 2017
The power sharing government in Northern Ireland has collapsed. Sinn Fein’s Martin McGuinness resigned as deputy first minister on Monday, triggering an election.

66 Days—a fine lesson in the brutality of the British state

02 August 2016
Several attempts have been made to dramatise Bobby Sands’ fatal hunger strike—but 66 Days succeeds where others have failed, says?Sarah Bates

Ombudsman slams cops over Loughinisland murders in Northern Ireland

14 June 2016
Police informants were involved in planning and executing a sectarian attack in which six people were shot dead in a bar in Northern Ireland as they watched a World Cup match in 1994. 

Socialists Gerry Carroll and Eamonn McCann elected to Northern Ireland Assembly

08 May 2016
The Northern Ireland Assembly elections saw socialists Eamonn McCann and Gerry Carroll elected in Foyle and West Belfast.

Don't miss rare performance of an epic play about Irish revolutionary James Connolly

07 April 2016
The Non Stop Connolly show is an important 1975 epic play about the life of the Irish revolutionary James Connolly.

Woman sentenced after having an abortion in Northern Ireland

05 April 2016
A woman in Northern Ireland was this week given a suspended prison sentence after inducing an abortion.

Government admits Loyalist killer was in British army

04 February 2016
A terrorist convicted of killing of two men in Northern Ireland was a former member of the British army’s Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), the government has admitted.

1916 in Ireland - a rising against empire

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

Shankill bomb revelation blows the cover of British state terror

26 January 2016
Extraordinary new revelations this week show that a notorious bombing by Irish Republicans was planned and overseen by a British agent.

Jail threat over abortion attempt sparks pro-choice protests

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.

Abortion law ‘breaches’ rights rules Belfast High Court

01 December 2015
The Belfast High Court has ruled that abortion law in Northern Ireland breaches human rights law.

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