Michelle Mulherin TD in her crusade against ‘fornication’ has become the Helen Lovejoy of the Dail with regular “won’t someone please think of the children” remarks. Unfortunately for her, the conservative Ireland of the 1950’s won’t return.Read More »
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Interview with Athina Kariati, New Internationalist Left (CWI in Cyprus). After months of ‘calm’ the capitalist debt crisis has resurfaced over the banking meltdown in Cyprus, sending financial markets into a spin. EU ministers and the newly elected right-wing Greek Cypriot president have demanded that small savers, ie Cypriot workers, pay €billions for a banking bailout.Read More »
“Nothing more to give” sums up the position of public sector workers who are struggling to survive in the midst of the never-ending economic crisis.Read More »
It's now almost three years since European Commission President Barroso announced "a silent revolution in terms of stronger economic governance by small steps". This has meant using the economic crisis to impose a model of authoritarian neo-liberalism in Europe.Read More »
At a high profile conference in January Sinn Fein called for a referendum on the border to be held during the next Stormont Assembly term. In practice this means before 2020. Almost immediately, the DUP’s Arlene Foster surprised Sinn Fein by suggesting that it might agree to a border poll.Read More »
Seven electricians, members of the TEEU (www.teeu.ie) have been out on strike at St. James’ Hospital since Tuesday 19 February. socialistparty.net interviewed three of them, John McMahon, Geoff Mell and Alan O’Connor.Read More »
Walkout by four unions from Croke Park 2 talks justified and welcome - new alliance of fighting unions needed to campaign for 'no' vote across the public service.Read More »
2013 will be an important year for the socialist and workers’ movement in Ireland as we celebrate the courageous sacrifice displayed by the Dublin working class in their battle against the bosses in the 1913 lockout.Read More »
On the surface it looks like the talks for an extension of the Croke Park deal are in troubled waters. With the walk out of the Garda rank and file association and the nurses trade union threatening to walk with the 24 / 7 frontline alliance.Read More »