These elections come at an important time. Every time we turn on the TV or read the papers we will see the government and many of their friends in the right wing press trumpeting a “recovery” in the economy. However, where is the recovery for working people who are suffering under viscous neo-liberal austerity policies? Emigration is at record levels, our public services are at breaking point, despite the smoke and mirrors from the Labour Party social welfare is being slashed, there is a housing crisis with soaring rents and house prices, unemployment is high and the only jobs available are low paid with yellow pack conditions.Read More »
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This year marks the centenary of the year when the imperialist powers of Europe marched an entire generation of young people off to the trenches and battlefields of Europe.Read More »
We must demand an end to austerity now, writes Cllr. Mick Barry. The spindoctors of the capitalist establishment are working overtime as 2014 kicks in talking up the prospects of economic recovery. TV, radio, newspapers and the internet are choc-a-bloc with “good news stories” in the wake of the Troika exit before Christmas. But for the vast majority of ordinary working ...Read More »
Welcome to our new Socialist Party website. We are archiving our old website and launching socialistparty.ie.Read More »
In 1984, George Orwell gave us a perfect description of the rhetoric of the Irish government, the European Commission and their hangers-on when promoting Ireland’s bailout exit. He defined doublethink: “To tell deliberate lies, while genuinely believing in them, to forget any fact that has become inconvenient…”.Read More »
As the property tax is set to double and water charges are being prepared, Cllr Ruth Coppinger looks back over the campaign against the property tax and on the type of campaign needed now to fight austerity.Read More »
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela is rightly revered worldwide as a statesman ranking along great figures of history like Martin Luther King. He is recognised for his role in the defeat of one of the most reviled regimes on the planet and one the most odious systems of oppression and exploitation in history.Read More »
A year has passed since the tragic death of Savita Halappanavar. Last November saw over two thousand people take to the streets of Dublin to express their sorrow as well as their outrage that in 2012 a young woman could effectively be left to suffer and die in pain rather than be granted a termination of pregnancy that could have potentially saved her life.Read More »
An interview with Kshama Sawant, Socialist Alternative.Read More »
Being and Being Bought: Prostitution, Surrogacy & the Split Self by Kajsa Ekis Ekman.Read More »