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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...
16 November 2011
On 4 November Socialist Party Ireland MEP Paul Murphy along with other peace activists from the Gaza Freedom Waves Flotilla were arrested in international waters and held in Israeli prisons for one week...
7 November 2011
Socialist Party MEP Paul Murphy, from Dublin in Ireland, was part of the aid flotilla to Gaza that was stormed by Israeli troops on Friday
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...
12 October 2011
Ireland by-election: The death of former Fianna Fáil government finance minister, Brian Lenihan, has resulted in a by-election being called for the Dublin West seat of the Dáil
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...
6 July 2011
The rioting in the Catholic enclave in the predominantly Protestant east Belfast, Northern Ireland, on 20 and 21 June - the worst in recent years - did not appear from a blue sky
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).
18 May 2011
11) In Europe, the economic meltdown in Ireland threatens to spread to Portugal and even to Spain, which according to some capitalist economists is the fourth largest economy in Europe and "too big to save"...
18 May 2011
On 5 May elections to the Northern Ireland Assembly and local councils saw the further consolidation of the two largest parties, the loyalist Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) and the republican Sinn Féin, writes Socialist Party (CWI, Northern Ireland).
27 April 2011
Round the country: Trade Unionists and Socialists Against Cuts (TUSC) candidates in Bristol are standing in 16 seats across Bristol in the local elections...
6 April 2011
Within the first month of taking office, after 14 years in opposition, the shine has already come off Ireland's Fine Gael/Labour coalition government, writes Michael O'Brien, Socialist Party (CWI Ireland).
16 March 2011
Northern Ireland's largest trade union, NIPSA, has completed elections for its executive body, the general council, writes Padraig Mulholland, NIPSA Public Officers' Executive and Socialist Party (CWI Ireland) member, Belfast.
9 March 2011
Medirest NHS cleaners returned to the picket line on 7 March for a three-day strike in their ongoing battle over unpaid wages and sick pay...
3 March 2011
Socialist Party councillor Clare Daly was elected as a TD for the first time in Dublin North with 7,513 first preference votes or 15.2% of the vote, and Joe Higgins, a TD from 1997 to 2007 and currently the Irish Socialist Party's MEP, was returned to the Dáil (parliament) representing Dublin West, gaining 8,084 votes (19%).
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).
5 January 2011
A PROTEST was held outside Northern Ireland Water in Belfast on Monday 3 January to demand emergency action to guarantee the immediate reconnection of water to homes...
15 December 2010
The tenth world congress of the socialist international to which the Socialist Party is affiliated, the Committee for a Workers' International (CWI), took place in Belgium between 1 and 9 December...
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