Tag: sinn fein

Stormont talks collapse:   The dead end of sectarian politics

Stormont talks collapse: The dead end of sectarian politics

The DUP and Sinn Féin’s whipping up of sectarian tensions, the debacle of the talks process, and the inability of the main parties to provide any solutions to the myriad of economic and social problems that blight our society are an indictment of the Orange and Green establishment. They offer nothing positive for working-class people, only more fear, division and
austerity.

Barry McElduff & Kingsmill Controversy: Sinn Féin’s mask slips

Barry McElduff & Kingsmill Controversy: Sinn Féin’s mask slips

Writing in the Irish News, Sinn Féin’s Northern leader Michelle O’Neill argued that the stand taken by her party in relation to the ongoing political crisis is about “the principles of mutual respect and parity of esteem.” Six days later, West Tyrone MP Barry McElduff undermined this assertion by posting a video to Twitter featuring him ‘messing about’ with a loaf of Kingsmill bread on the anniversary of the Kingsmill massacre. At best, this was grossly insensitive and, at worst, an example of disgusting, sectarian triumphalism. The ensuing outrage forced McElduff’s resignation and has triggered a by-election in the constituency.

20 years after Good Friday Agreement: ‘Peace process’ in crisis

20 years after Good Friday Agreement: ‘Peace process’ in crisis

Orange and Green politics offer no way forward This January marked the anniversary of Martin McGuinness’ resignation as Deputy First Minister and the subsequent collapse of the Stormont Executive in the midst of the RHI scandal which exposed significant issues of corruption at the heart of the institutions, particularly involving […]

How the AAA won a By-Election and the way forward for the Left

How the AAA won a By-Election and the way forward for the Left

October 11 2014 saw the opening of a whole new chapter in the struggle of the working class in Ireland. Discontent that had been bubbling for some time suddenly hit the streets of Dublin with a 100,000 strong demonstration in an eruption against water charges and austerity from below. On […]