The year, 2019 has, so far, been marked by a relative resurgence in industrial action by workers in the South of Ireland. In 2018, there were 4,340 strike action days across all sectors of the […]
On 24 June over 10,000 workers in the Irish health service took strike action, ignoring Taoiseach (prime minister) Leo Varadkar’s last minute plea to call it off. This was the first day in a campaign […]
Southern Ireland elections: Big gains for Greens, little change for right wing parties but setbacks for Left
For media commentators and pundits the big story of the local and European elections in Southern Ireland was the surge in support for the Green Party. The party tripled its percentage vote to 5.6% in […]
Ten thousand people attended a lunchtime protest outside the Dail (Irish parliament) on Wednesday, Oct 3 to protest government inaction on the growing housing crisis and demand change.
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 […]
April 2018 marks the one hundredth anniversary of a historic general strike in Ireland. Cillian Gillespie looks at the events of this strike and the revolutionary potential that existed in this movement to unite workers, […]
Parliamentary committee reccommends unrestricted abortion rights up to 12 weeks’ pregnancy