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12 February 2020
The general election in Ireland saw a seismic change in the electoral landscape, with a big surge in support for Sinn Féin.
3 July 2019
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 of escalating strike action.
12 June 2019
For media commentators and pundits the big story of the local and European Union elections in Southern Ireland was the surge in support for the Green Party.
6 February 2019
Nearly 40,000 nurses and other health workers in Ireland started a 24-hour strike on 30 January to demand a pay rise. Their union, the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation, has more strike days planned in February.
21 November 2018
Global publicity followed after Solidarity TD and Socialist Party member Ruth Coppinger questioned Leo Varadkar in the Irish parliament
10 October 2018
"Inspired by the successful campaigns for marriage equality, repeal of the anti-abortion laws and abortion rights, young people from the 'locked-out generation' are turning their attention to housing"
19 September 2018
Non-fiction - Striking Back: "This movement was not led by affluent men, well-educated lecturers or powerful politicians... instead it was led by us, a predominantly female group of working class citizens"
12 September 2018
The Guardian newspaper reported: "A backlash is brewing. Using the hashtags #homes4all and #TakeBackTheCity a coalition of housing activists last month occupied a four-storey property in the heart of Dublin which has been vacant for three years.
6 June 2018
Fiction: The Spinning Heart: I have only recently caught up with Donal Ryan's wonderful, inventive 2012 debut novel about the brutal and shattering effects on a rural Irish community following the financial meltdown of 2007-08.
30 May 2018
On 25 May, Irish citizens voted decisively to repeal the 8th Amendment, a resounding rejection of the abortion ban and misogynistic ideas about women and our bodies. The Yes vote won a landslide 66% and in all but one county.
28 May 2018
The dramatic and clear-cut 'Yes' is a political earthquake and turning point for Ireland
23 May 2018
The historic referendum to repeal the eighth amendment to the Irish constitution, which equates to an almost complete ban on abortion, takes place on 25 May
11 April 2018
Socialist Party (CWI in Ireland) members were to the fore in organising rallies and marches throughout the country, North and South, against rape culture and misogyny
6 December 2017
Build a powerful socialist challenge: Irish deputy prime minister Frances Fitzgerald has resigned over her role in the police whistleblower scandal, thereby preventing the collapse of the Fine Gael minority government
8 November 2017
Rail workers in the Irish Republic walked out on 7 November for 24 hours, the second stoppage in their demand for a 3.75% pay rise
8 November 2017
The Socialist Party in Ireland hosted its second 'Dangerous Ideas' event on 3 and 4 November in Dublin
3 July 2017
The 'not guilty' verdict for the Jobstown anti-water charges protesters was a stunning blow to the capitalist establishment
29 June 2017
In a crushing defeat for the Irish political establishment and ruling class, the jury in the #jobstownnotguilty case in Ireland found all six defendants not guilty
3 May 2017
Burton claimed to stand in the tradition of Marxist James Connolly!
26 April 2017
The trial of seven anti-austerity protesters in Ireland runs concurrently to the UK election
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