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6 June 2012
Pyrrhic victory for the political establishment will rebound: The 31 May referendum on the Fiscal Treaty in Ireland was passed by a 60/40 margin on the basis of a turnout of 51%...
23 May 2012
Reject the EU fiscal compact treaty: Across Europe, in the face of growing resistance at the polls and on the streets, the capitalist class is ramping up its campaign to terrify people into accepting its ongoing austerity...
11 April 2012
Widespread opposition to new tax as registration deadline passes: Saturday 31 March was the deadline set by the Irish government for 1.86 million households in the south of Ireland to register for their new household tax
18 January 2012
A massive campaign against a new 'Household Charge' has begun in Ireland. The new flat tax affects 1.6 million households across the country, including the overwhelming majority of ordinary workers...
7 December 2011
The Fine Gael/Labour coalition government in the Irish republic announced yet another austerity package on 4 December, amounting to a €3.8 billion (£3.27 billion) cut, to deal with its financial deficit caused by the banking failure and the capitalist recession...
2 November 2011
Along with the Irish presidential election, a parliamentary by-election took place in Dublin West on 27 October which Ruth Coppinger of the Socialist Party Ireland contested...
5 October 2011
Seventy Irish trade unionists launched the Trade Union Activists Network in Dublin on 1 October. Formed to counter decades of 'social partnership' in Ireland, which held down wages...
25 May 2011
Successful activists forum held: On 7 May, 70 activists from a range of trade unions met at a forum in Dublin organised under the title Reclaim the Unions, writes Michael O'Brien, Socialist Party (CWI Ireland).
3 March 2011
Ireland: Socialist Party wins two parliament seats The general election in Ireland was historic but not for the reasons being stressed by the would-be new government partners of Fine Gael and Labour.
16 February 2011
Irish Socialist Party support increasing amongst working class
THE IMMINENT general election in the Irish Republic was called because the dominant coalition party - Fianna Fáil - collapsed out of office in utter disarray. Socialist Party reporters in Ireland write.
26 January 2011
After the economic collapse of the so-called 'Celtic Tiger' economy, Ireland is spiralling into social and political disintegration. The Socialist Party (CWI Ireland) will stand candidates in the coming elections as a key part of the United Left Alliance (ULA).
23 November 2010
The Irish government, the European Union (EU) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) are preparing to turn Ireland into a wasteland, writes Kevin McLoughlin, Socialist Party Ireland.
17 November 2010
THE ECONOMY in the Irish Republic is teetering on the edge of bankruptcy and the government may be forced to go, cap in hand, to the European Union to obtain a bailout...
17 November 2010
THE NEWLY established United Left Alliance (ULA), which will be publicly launched on 26 November, involves the Socialist Party, the People Before Profit Alliance, the South Tipperary Workers and Unemployed Action Group and the Independent Socialist group of Declan Bree in Sligo, writes Kevin McLoughlin, Socialist Party Ireland.
17 November 2010
IN SEPTEMBER bosses at the Laura Ashley clothing outlet in Dublin, Ireland abruptly told their 22-strong, predominantly female workforce that the shop would be closing, writes Michael O'Brien, Socialist Party Ireland.
11 November 2010
OVER 30,000 students demonstrated in Dublin on 3 November, in what was reported to have been the largest student protest in a generation...
6 October 2010
On the same day that the Irish government announced a further rescue package of €35 billion for Anglo Irish Bank, finance minister, Brian Lenihan, declared that the projected cuts of €3 billion in the December budget will have to be increased substantially...
29 September 2010
THE IRISH government has imposed a series of savage austerity measures to reduce the country's large budget deficit...
19 May 2010
Obituary: PETER HADDEN, Northern secretary of the Irish section of the Committee for a Workers International (CWI), the Socialist Party, sadly died at the age of 60, in Belfast, on 5 May after a three year battle with cancer, writes Niall Mulholland.
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