By Mick Barry TD Thirty years a member of the Trotskyist movement, Colm Halpin died on 27 May last having fought a battle with cancer. Colm, a working-class Dublin man, was without doubt one of the best-loved members of our movement down through those years. He joined the Militant Tendency (forerunner of the Socialist Party) in 1986 in his mid-30s ...Read More »
News & Analysis
By Sarah Wrack, Socialist Alternative (our sister ...
“Building Momentum” is the title given to the foll...
Yesterday evening, a new daily record of 7,836 rec...
Communities in Blanchardstown are in shock after t...
Campaign an inspiring example for all precarious w...
By Laura Fitzgerald Predictions of a “summer of discontent” abound with industrial action looming in a number of sectors, both public and private. The state faces industrial disputes and possible strikes in the public sector with teachers, nurses, psychiatric nurses, midwives, Gardaí, as well as bus and rail workers with Irish Rail, Bus Éireann, and Dublin Bus. In the private ...Read More »
Colm’s cremation Service will be on MONDAY AFTERNOON at 3.30PM in VICTORIAN CHAPEL, MOUNT JEROME CEMETERY HAROLD’S CROSS. All comrades are very welcome and invited to attend to celebrate Colm’s life and contribution to our movement.Read More »
It is with great sadness that we bring the news of the passing of comrade Colm Halpin. Colm died today in St Francis Hospice, Raheny, surrounded by comrades. He had been suffering from cancer, very bravely borne. Colm had a history of three full decades as a revolutionary socialist activist. He joined Militant the forerunner of the Socialist Party in ...Read More »
JobBridge, the flagship free labour scheme, is to be scrapped. However, the welfare-to-work edifice and ideology which it was part of remains and needs to be torn down.Read More »
Abortion rights under attack in PolandRead More »
By Daniel Waldron The campaign in the run-up to the Assembly election was a dull and uneventful affair. The result has brought little over-all change. Yet there were significant signs that the growing alienation from sectarianism, austerity and backward social policies is beginning to find a positive expression, with left forces taking important steps forward. Other than the usual sectarian ...Read More »
Luas workers continue to show the way in terms of fighting for a recovery for workers, writes Paul Murphy TD. They bravely rejected by 99% a proposal that would have seen the introduction of a two-tier workforce and increasing the working day from nine hours to nine and a half hours. The response of the company, Transdev, has been vicious. ...Read More »
By Cllr Michael O’Brien The pressure is building up for a restoration of public service pay after a succession of attacks during the economic crisis. The Lansdowne Road agreement which was passed by the public service unions in May 2015 provided for an average restoration of about one third of the pay that was taken away from public servants in ...Read More »
By Carah Daniel Animal act circuses are a horrific form of animal abuse and exploitation. No wild animal should be trapped in a tiny enclosure, dragged around the country and forced to perform for human entertainment. Training animals to do circus tricks can’t be achieved with positive rewards because tigers, for example, are naturally terrified of fire but are often ...Read More »