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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.
8 May 2019
"I want to help rebuild the labour movement as a real alternative to the dead end of Green and Orange politics"
24 April 2019
Now '29 March' is to be "no later than 31 October", although a further extension at that point has not been ruled out. Absolutely nothing has been resolved.
24 April 2019
Trade union movement must act: A mass, trade union-led campaign must oppose both the repression and the dire social conditions which drive young people into armed groups
13 February 2019
Glasgow strike victory; Bradford bus victory; union action in Hackney; oil tanker strike; Irish nurses strike; home care doorstepping; Woolwich ferry walkout
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
Megaphones and placards declaring "end victim-blaming" and "fight sexism - no to all oppression, no to austerity" were adorned with lacy thongs.
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.
29 August 2018
Each year, the Committee for a Workers' International (CWI) - the international organisation to which the Socialist Party is affiliated - hosts a summer school bringing together its members based throughout Europe and the world. Here, we carry a report written by Kevin Parslow, outlining the opening discussion on the worldwide crisis of capitalism and the development of the workers' and socialist movement internationally
25 July 2018
Ian Paisley Jr, Democratic Unionist Party MP for North Antrim, Northern Ireland, is set to be suspended from the House of Commons for 30 sitting days.
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
This minority Tory government is the weakest in a generation. Its splits over Brexit are clear for all to see, and that rift extends all the way to the top of the cabinet.
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
2 May 2018
Workers in Sainsbury's and Asda were shocked to hear on Saturday 28 April that their employers were at an advanced level of merger talks, confirmed as a deal agreed on the morning of 30 April.
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