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The Socialist 3 March 2011

Stop the cuts

The Socialist issue 660

Stop the cuts

Marching on the Con-Dem conferences in Wales

Fighting the cuts: Thousands protest, lobby and occupy

Lewisham election: There is an alternative!

Determination to beat the cuts


Fantastic results in Irish election: Socialists and lefts gain five seats

Elections see collapse of Fianna Fail, the traditional establishment party


Coalition steps up assault on NHS

Westminster: Save our children's services

Who 'agrees with Nick' now?

News in brief


Largest protest yet against Wisconsin Governor's anti-union bill

Unison witch-hunt: Reinstate the Four!

End the blacklist

Workplace news in brief


Jarrow to London: March for jobs

CWU youth conference 'ready and willing to take action'


International Women's Day 2011: Women and the fightback


Socialist Party 2011 congress - a party growing in strength


Libya: A fight to the finish

Tunisia: Revolution and counter-revolution on the streets


Liverpool 1983-87: the council that fought Thatcher

 
 

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Fantastic results in Irish election: Socialists and lefts gain five seats

The general election in Ireland took place in the context of a profound crisis in society, with the Irish working class confronted by brutal austerity measures which threaten jobs, public services and living standards.

The clearest voice of opposition to this came from the brand new United Left Alliance (ULA) which gained five TDs (MPs). The Socialist Party (CWI Ireland), which initiated the process that led to the formation of the ULA in 2010, got two TDs elected.

Socialist Party councillor Clare Daly was elected as a TD for the first time in Dublin North (7,513 first preference votes or 15.2%).

Joe Higgins, a TD from 1997 to 2007 was returned to the Dáil (parliament), representing Dublin West (8,084 or 19%).

Both excellent results also represent the outlook of many working class people throughout the country, who see Socialist Party TDs as representatives of the working class generally not just for their particular constituencies.


See also Elections see collapse of Fianna Fail, the traditional establishment party


In this issue


Anti-cuts campaign

Stop the cuts

Marching on the Con-Dem conferences in Wales

Fighting the cuts: Thousands protest, lobby and occupy

Lewisham election: There is an alternative!

Determination to beat the cuts


International socialist news

Fantastic results in Irish election: Socialists and lefts gain five seats

Elections see collapse of Fianna Fail, the traditional establishment party


Socialist Party news and analysis

Coalition steps up assault on NHS

Westminster: Save our children's services

Who 'agrees with Nick' now?

News in brief


Socialist Party workplace news

Largest protest yet against Wisconsin Governor's anti-union bill

Unison witch-hunt: Reinstate the Four!

End the blacklist

Workplace news in brief


Youth fight for jobs

Jarrow to London: March for jobs

CWU youth conference 'ready and willing to take action'


Socialist Party women

International Women's Day 2011: Women and the fightback


Socialist Party congress 2011

Socialist Party 2011 congress - a party growing in strength


International socialist news and analysis

Libya: A fight to the finish

Tunisia: Revolution and counter-revolution on the streets


Marxist analysis: history

Liverpool 1983-87: the council that fought Thatcher


 

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