Local Politics

Tackling the mental health crisis

Tackling the mental health crisis

Mental health services continue to be so overwhelmed by demand that people seeking help routinely face long waiting lists to access the treatment they need.

Fermanagh workers stand up to poverty pay

Fermanagh workers stand up to poverty pay

In April, following an intense organising effort, Unite members at Balcas – a Fermanagh-based wood mill – voted overwhelmingly for strike action, commencing with a two-day stoppage.

After Lyra McKee’s killing: How can we overcome sectarianism?

After Lyra McKee’s killing: How can we overcome sectarianism?

A new report by researchers at the University of Ulster recommends the setting up of a new Stormont department to tackle sectarianism in society. Divisions remain prevalent, even among younger generations. The killing of Lyra McKee in the Creggan area of Derry gave a glimpse of the potential for a […]

Ballymurphy families deserve truth and justice

Ballymurphy families deserve truth and justice

Six months before Bloody Sunday – when the infamous Parachute Regiment (Paras) killed 14 unarmed protesters at a civil rights march in Derry – ten people were killed in Ballymurphy by the same regiment.

Nationalise Bombardier to save jobs & skills

Nationalise Bombardier to save jobs & skills

After years of redundancies and attempts to downgrade hard won terms and conditions, the announcement by aerospace firm Bombardier’s global bosses of their intention to sell their operations in Northern Ireland and Morocco creates further uncertainty and concern for workers and their families.