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11 March 2009
Working-class people in Northern Ireland have been shocked by the shooting dead of army and police personnel by dissident Republican groups, writes Ciaran Mulholland, Socialist Party Northern Ireland.
4 March 2009
THE IRISH Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) is conducting a ballot of all its affiliated members for a general strike on 30 March 2009, writes Michael Murphy, Socialist Party (CWI, Ireland).
24 February 2009
A MASSIVE demonstration in Dublin last Saturday, called by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU), attracted 120,000 people, writes Kevin Mcloughlin, Socialist Party, (CWI, Ireland).
11 February 2009
Ireland - workers' factory occupation: SPECIALLY HIRED security individually delivered letters to employees saying that from the following Monday there was no need to report for work, as the world-renowned Waterford Crystal factory would be closed, writes Kevin Mcloughlin, Socialist Party Ireland.
14 January 2009
"THIS IS not about a company that's in trouble. This is about greed, corporate greed. They're going to Poland because apparently they can make an extra 3%.", writes Stephen Boyd, Cork.
14 January 2009
Last week on a bitterly cold winter's evening 150 people packed into the ballroom of Wynn's Hotel in central Dublin for the Socialist Party public meeting: " Capitalism in crisis - The Socialist Alternative", writes Cillian Gillespie and Joe Higgins, Dublin.
10 December 2008
A massive demonstration against education cuts, organised by the teachers' unions, saw over 60,000 teachers, parents and students take to the streets of Dublin on Saturday 6 December, writes Paul Murphy, Socialist Party, Ireland.
5 November 2008
Following large regional demonstrations around the country, including 6,000 students on the streets of Cork, up to 15,000 Dublin students took to the streets on Wednesday 22 October, writes Laura Fitzgerald, Socialist Party, Ireland South.
29 October 2008
THREE THOUSAND people attended a protest march organised by the Campaign for a Real Public Health Service, a campaign initiated by Socialist Party activists and other health campaigners, in Cork, on 18 October, a reporter from the Socialist Party (CWI, Ireland) writes.
15 October 2008
Around 300 women and trade unionists attended a meeting last week in parliament in defence of abortion rights and a woman's right to choose organised by Abortion Rights (AR)...
8 October 2008
Pat Lawlor, a convenor at Belfast Royal Victoria Hospital, was expelled from Unison at a Belfast disciplinary hearing on 3 October...
17 June 2008
Socialist Party No vote campaign, photo Paul Mattsson
This is a major shock for the political and business Establishment in Ireland.
Kevin McLoughlin, Socialist Party (CWI Ireland), writes from Dublin.
14 June 2008
In a higher than normal turnout for a referendum, 53.1%, the Lisbon Treaty (the renamed EU Constitution), was clearly rejected on Thursday by 53.4% to 46.6%. As the 'no' side trailed in every opinion poll until one poll last week, this is a major shock for the political and business establishment in Ireland.
11 June 2008
THE WITCH-HUNT of members of the Socialist Party in Unison has now extended to Northern Ireland. Pat Lawlor, Unison convenor for nursing in the Royal Victoria Hospital Belfast, who has continually campaigned for Unison members in opposition to low pay, cuts in services and privatisation, is currently under 'investigation' by the union's national executive, writes Eileen Keenan, Northern Ireland Unison member in education, personal capacity.
21 May 2008
THE TREATY of Lisbon was signed on 13 December 2007 at a summit in Lisbon, Portugal and is due to come into force in 2009, if successfully ratified by all EU member states...
14 May 2008
'THE GLOBAL economic crisis and the socialist alternative today', was the theme of a two day speaking tour of Ireland last week by Peter Taaffe, general secretary of the Socialist Party (England and Wales), writes Kevin McLoughlin, Dublin.
14 May 2008
On the face of it, with a series of popular measures implemented and opinion polls showing the Scottish National Party (SNP) with an extended lead over their rivals, the first anniversary of the SNP coming to power is a momen, writes Philip Stott, International Socialists, CWI Scotland.
9 April 2008
AFTER 11 years as Taoiseach (Prime Minister), Bertie Ahern has announced his resignation for 6 May this year, writes Paul Murphy.
27 February 2008
THE RESIGNATION of Ian Paisley junior as a Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) minister in the Northern Ireland Executive, follows months of intense speculation over the nature of his relationship with Seymour Sweeney, a milliona, writes Gary Mulcahy, Socialist Party Belfast
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