The referendum to scrap the ban on abortion was easily passed with 66.4% to 33.6% on a turnout of over 64%, the highest ever for a referendum in Ireland. The result was nearly an exact reversal of the 1983 vote which imposed the ban, except nearly a million more voted this time. As the government, in line with proposals from the Citizen’s...


The dramatic and clear-cut ‘Yes’ in the referendum is a political earthquake and turning point for Ireland. It is a huge victory, particularly for women in Ireland, who have thrown off the oppression of the 8th Amendment after 35 years. No delay can now be justified. There is nothing to stop the Dail [Irish parliament] to move quickly to...


The news has just come through from the Central Criminal Court and I am the first to report it to the House. Deputy Paul Murphy, not guilty; Councillor Michael Murphy, not guilty; Councillor Kieran Mahon, not guilty; Frank Donaghy, not guilty; Michael Banks,...


In a crushing defeat for the Irish political establishment and ruling class, the jury in the #jobstownnotguilty case in Ireland found all 6 defendants not guilty of the “false imprisonment” of former Deputy Prime Minister, Joan Burton, during a spontaneous protest against water charges and austerity in the working class...


Travellers in Ireland face daily discrimination and racism by the Northern and Southern states and within society, at large. But there are now growing demands for equality from a community that suffers enormously from poverty and bigotry and the effects that flow from this.

Wednesday 1 March was an historic day for the Traveller...


“Establishment worried working class is willing to stand up”
Speaking in response to the inspiring solidarity being displayed this morning by Dublin Bus and DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transit, electric rail system) workers in the Dublin, and Irish Rail workers across Ireland, for their Bus Eireann colleagues,...


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