Ireland

Resisting the new far right in Ireland

The recent riot in Dublin dramatically shone a new light on the activities of Ireland’s emerging far right.

Bernie McAdam  ·  16 January 2024

Windsor Frameworks leaves Stormont in limbo

UK-EU deal sidelines reveals decorative nature of Northern Ireland Assembly

Bernie McAdam  ·  28 March 2023

Bloody Sunday: 50 years without justice

On 30 January 1972, Bloody Sunday, the British Parachute Regiment shot dead 13 unarmed civil rights protesters in Derry and wounded 15 others.

Bernie McAdam  ·  30 January 2022

Dublin Bus workers reject union-backed deal

Dublin Bus workers have soundly rejected a deal recommended by union leaders

Bernie McAdam  ·  08 October 2021

Bobby Sands: Irish freedom fighter 1954-1981

Forty years ago, the death of Bobby Sands reverberated throughout the world in a way that no other event has done in recent Irish history.

Dara O'Cogaidhin  ·  05 May 2021

Unionism in crisis as Loyalists lash out

For a workers' republic of Ireland.

Bernie McAdam  ·  21 April 2021

Common History, Common Struggle by Peter Hadden

Bernie McAdam reviews Common History, Common Struggle by Peter Hadden.

Bernie McAdam  ·  13 February 2021

Brexit talks hang in the balance

Deal or no deal, the working class loses.

Tim Nailsea  ·  13 November 2020

1920: the Irish war of independence

100 year anniversary.

Bernie McAdam  ·  15 October 2020

Double bluff or full throttle towards the Brexit precipice?

What happened to the "oven ready" Brexit?

Dave Stockton  ·  13 September 2020

The Sinn Fein Surge: voters revolt against austerity

A socialist analysis of Sinn Fein's electoral upset

Dara O'Cogaidhin  ·  16 February 2020

Support the occupation, nationalise Harland & Wolff

Labour must support nationalisation under workers' control

Workers Power  ·  20 August 2019

Permanent Revolution and Irish Liberation

The Bolshevik Revolution inspired the Irish working class to renew their struggle with British imperialism

Workers Power  ·  28 May 2019

Ireland: Brexit and the Border

As Brexit talks stumble on the intractable backstop to the British border in Ireland, Bernie McAdam calls on British socialists to fight for the only internationalist response, abolish the border altogether!

Workers Power  ·  06 March 2019

Ireland 1968-69: Mass revolt against the Orange state

On 5 October 1968, the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) savagely beat a peaceful civil rights march off the streets of Derry. This police riot was flashed over television screens throughout Ireland and Britain that very evening. Among the defenceless marchers was Westminster MP Gerry Fitt, with blood streaming down his face after being truncheoned. Some 96 people needed hospital treatment.

Workers Power  ·  05 October 2018

Farcical Irish Labour Society AGM hijacked by the Right

ON OCTOBER 25th the Labour Party Irish Society (LPIS) held its AGM under tight security at Portcullis House in Westminster reports. Past the airport style searches at the entrance, leading to hour long queues outside the door, was a team of Progress apparatchiks attempting to prevent entry to anybody who wasn’t a Blairite MP or […]

Workers Power  ·  30 October 2017

Ireland: Abortion Rights Campaign secures referendum on Eighth Amendment

Escalate the struggle for safe, legal and free access to abortion for women across Ireland and the Six Counties. 

Workers Power  ·  27 October 2017

Ireland: Jobstown victory against state frame up

The Irish state’s attempt to criminalise seven water charges protesters has failed, though charges against other water protesters remain.

Workers Power  ·  19 July 2017

Coalition of chaos: who are the DUP?

POLITICAL EVENTS in Northern Ireland are generally given scant coverage in the popular British press or broadcast media.

Workers Power  ·  21 June 2017

Corbyn, the IRA and Britain’s war in Ireland

The latest Tory and media attack on Jeremy Corbyn comes at a time when the polls are showing a Labour revival. That is, they need to portray the Labour leader as a Sinn Fein/IRA supporter

Workers Power  ·  24 May 2017

Bus Eireann workers launch all-out indefinite strike

On Friday 24 March, workers at Irish bus and coach operator Bus Eireann began an indefinite all-out strike. Five trade unions representing 2,600 workers, including SIPTU and the National Bus & Rail Union (NBRU) have called the action. Pickets outside bus stations were organised throughout the Republic. On the first day of action rail services […]

Workers Power  ·  31 March 2017

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