Socialist Party member and AAA TD Paul Murphy discusses the potential for building a new left.Read More »
News & Analysis
By Emma Quinn The fight for abortion rights in Ire...
By Cillian Gillespie In December a question mark s...
By Oisin Kelly The arrest of 16 year-old Ahed Tami...
By Shane Finnan In the wake of the global financia...
At the end of November, the Fine Gael minority gov...
“Householders who refuse to pay water bills will have charges deducted from wages or dole”, screamed the Irish Independent in early May in response, no doubt, to a behind the scenes briefing from Government officials. We are getting used to these types of headlines. In March, the Irish Times told us: “Irish Water may deduct unpaid bills from wages and ...Read More »
By Laura Fitzgerald As well as a blow to homophobia and a hugely positive recognition of LGBTQ lives, the inspiring and decisive marriage equality referendum victory is a robust boost to the fight for a referendum to repeal the 8th amendment as a mobilised and politically engaged section of LGBTQ people, women, the working class and young people that were ...Read More »
The Yes vote the Marriage Equality referendum represented a huge vote in support of equality for LGBTQ people and in support of progress and social change. The streets of Dublin and other cities were packed with people celebrating a victory which was the culmination of decades of struggle by LGBTQ people. This Facebook post from LGBT activist Panti Bliss captures ...Read More »
By Daniel Waldron and Kevin Henry While the election in Northern Ireland may, on the surface, seem to have been business as usual, the results suggest that rejection of the sectarian status quo is growing. Opposition to austerity and reactionary social policies found a voice in the midst of the campaign. There are positive pointers towards the opportunities to build ...Read More »
Helen Pattison reviews The Emperor’s New Clothes, the latest film starring Russell Brand and directed by Michael Winterbottom. “I’m not going to tell you anything you don’t already know”. That is comedian Russell Brand’s opening gambit in The Emperor’s New Clothes. You might not know these examples, he says, but you know the story of tax evasion and huge bonuses ...Read More »
Review: “No Place To Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA and the US Surveillance State” by Glenn Greenwald
This powerful, gripping and incisive book was first published on 13 May 2014. Glenn Greenwald and, of course, his star whistleblower, Edward Snowden, have done a tremendous service in revealing the unimaginable scale of surveillance and repression being perpetrated in the USA, Britain and other countries. My regret is not reading this work when it was first published. Greenwald details ...Read More »
By Finghin Kelly On 1 April, with the support of Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil, the government passed the Social Welfare Bill. This legislation is no April fool’s joke; it contains serious attacks on the right of people with disabilities and the elderly to access a carer. As well as making it harder to qualify for a carer, now, instead ...Read More »
Kerry Fleck, a trade union official sent us a letter in reply to Stephen Boyd’s article in The Socialist, "Trade unions & Sinn Fein: Dangerous times". here we publish Kerry’s article alongside a reply from Stephen.Read More »
The AAA is building a new left alternative for working class people.Read More »