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NI Labour Party members campaigning for the right to stand in NI

Labour Party Executive resignations – Socialist Party statement

A group of members of the Labour Party’s Northern Ireland Executive have suddenly resigned their positions, allegedly in response to left-wing groups organising within the party, with some of the former officers and some media outlets specifically referring to the Socialist Party in this context.

Fight for £10 minimum wage NOW!

Fight for £10 minimum wage NOW!

The surge in price rises continues unabated. Official figures released in May put inflation at a rate of 2.9%, with most economists predicting further price rises this year.

Rural health services under attack

Rural health services under attack

While the attention of the media has been on the protracted collapse of Stormont and the aftermath of the general election, the ramifications of austerity continue unabated.

BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - JUNE 13:  Thousands of people take part in a march and rally calling for legislation for same-sex marriage on June 13, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The March for Civil Marriage Equality demonstration was organised jointly by Amnesty International, the Irish Congress of Trade Unions and The Rainbow Project. Following the Yes vote in last month's Irish referendum, Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK or Ireland where the right to civil marriage is denied to gay couples.  (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

March for Marriage Equality – People power can win change!

It has been two years since the demonstration in Belfast which brought 20,000 people to the streets in support of marriage equality. Prior to this point, the issue had been brought up a number of times in Stormont, but was repeatedly rejected by elected representatives.

Court fails to deliver abortion progress

Court fails to deliver abortion progress

Another abortion rights case is currently on its way to the European Court of Human Rights. This case aims to challenge the decision by Tory Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to deny women from Northern Ireland free access to abortions under the NHS in England.