There is an urgent need for a genuinely cross-community, left-wing labour force in Northern Ireland. The surge in membership of the British Labour Party locally in response to Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership shows the potential such a party could have if the trade union movement swung its weight behind the project. However, to break through the sectarian morass, a labour alternative here will need to be both anti-sectarian and also adopt left and anti-austerity policies, rather than the failed politics of Blairism or the Irish Labour Party.
Victory is in sight for the movement to repeal the anti-abortion 8th Constitutional Amendment in the South. The government has been dragged further than some would have thought possible and the committee they set up has recommended not only repeal of the 8th but also to legislate for abortion in […]
In the last six years, austerity was imposed without the same level of protest as took place in other countries. Working class people were reeling from the shock of the recession and, of course, given no lead by the union leadership. Now, the establishment’s claims of economic recovery have given […]
· People understand that temporary concessions will give way to steep rise in water charge in future · Campaign Continues: Bills will be met by a major boycott · Water charges & attempts to intimidate with penalties will be a massive issue in lead into General election At a press […]
Ruth Coppinger TD said: “Minister Varadkar has asked us to state where we stand on the anti water charges protest by Tallaght residents yesterday on the occasion of Tanaiste Joan Burton’s visit to Jobstown. “We stand unambiguously on the side of the people of Tallaght who quite rightly turned out […]
Paul Murphy wins parliamentary seat as 100,000 march against water charges 12 October 2014 will be a day that’s remembered for years to come in Ireland. An estimated 100,000 marched in Dublin against the hated water charges. And on the same day, Paul Murphy, Socialist Party member and Anti Austerity […]
Supporting the protest rally today outside the Dáil of the Paris Bakery workers who are two weeks into their occupation of the premises on Moore Street, newly elected Socialist Party TD Ruth Coppinger said: The manner in which these workers have been robbed of their jobs and their wages going […]
The litany of allegations from whistle blower Maurice McCabe have exposed the rotten nature of the Gardai and the state generally. They illustrate a culture of corruption, cover ups and falsification of evidence and in turn demonstrate that there is little interest in the concept of justice by those who […]