News & Analysis

5G conspiracies — looking for answers in the wrong place

By Niamh Ní Bhranghaile A year ago, conspiracy theories about the damage of 5G Wi-Fi emerged but failed to gain significant traction. However, as people struggle to make sense of their lives, which have been turned upside down by the Coronavirus pandemic, these conspiracy theories have grown legs and have resulted in thousands of stories being shared in countless online ...

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Oppose Government plans to hold the Junior and Leaving Certs

By Michael O’Brien The high handed approach of the Department of Education and Science in their proposals for the state exams this year has provoked an angry reaction by teachers (and indeed school students sitting these exams), which is at odds with the accepting tone of the initial online statements issued by the TUI and ASTI. Since the shutdown of ...

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North: We need proper PPE NOW!

The Tory Government and Assembly Executive have referred to the Covid-19 pandemic as a war. However, across many areas of our health and social care service, the staff who are on the frontline of this war have not been supplied with the protection they need.

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Socialists Need Your Support!

Organisation of struggle, solidarity and socialism needed now, more than ever Donate to aid the Socialist Party’s work  The devastating Covid19 pandemic crisis is laying bare the brutality of the capitalist system. While workers in health, food distribution and supply, transport and sanitation risk their lives on the frontline without adequate PPE, we hear reports of billionaires ‘self-isolating’ on luxury ...

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Covid-19: State must act to support workers in the arts

By Martina Stafford The precarious conditions of work for artists and performers has been acutely exposed by the Covid-19 pandemic. Ireland’s culture of under-payment for artists’ work leaves many feeling like it is a race to the bottom for the crumbs of an ever shrinking loaf. The crumbs being offered by the government due to the Covid-19 pandemic amount to ...

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Covid-19: Direct Provision system putting lives in danger

By Shane Finnan The Covid-19 pandemic has brought to the surface existing inequalities and oppression within our society, and has indeed exacerbated them. An important case in point is the open-air prison system that is Direct Provision. Direct Provision (DP) is a system that was designed not to meet the needs of asylum seekers but to facilitate easier deportations. It ...

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