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21 February 2018

Northern Ireland talks process paralysed

Theresa May's claim that an agreement would be "up and running very soon" humiliatingly came to nothing

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15 March 2017

Scotland 'indyref2' for socialist independence not the capitalist EU

The Scottish parliament will vote next week in favour of triggering a second independence referendum. With a pro-independence majority in the parliament, the vote itself is a formality.

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2 March 2016

Irish voters reject 'two-and-a-half party system'

"Real change, not spare change" Three members of the Socialist Party have been elected to the Irish Parliament as part of the Anti-Austerity Alliance. Ruth Coppinger, who was re-elected in Dublin West, spoke to the Socialist on 29 February.

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17 February 2016

Irish general election: fighting on an anti-austerity agenda

The Socialist Party in Ireland is participating as part of the Anti Austerity Alliance in the general election to be held on 26 February

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11 November 2015

Huge support for socialist in Northern Ireland union election

The last six weeks have seen one of the most high profile trade union elections in Northern Ireland for decades. The election was for general secretary of public sector union Nipsa, the largest union in Northern Ireland.

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16 September 2015

Northern Ireland Executive crisis

The devolved government administration in Northern Ireland is in danger of total collapse. A crisis erupted in the aftermath of the killing of ex-IRA member Kevin McGuigan in Belfast on 13 August

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Ireland: We won't pay the water tax!

Ireland: We won't pay the water tax!

5 November 2014

Ireland: 'We won't pay'

The growing movement against water tax and austerity: 11 October 2014 saw the opening of a whole new chapter in the struggle of the working class in Ireland, writes Kevin McLoughlin, Socialist Party (CWI Ireland)

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Paul Murphy (centre) celebrates his byelection victory

Paul Murphy (centre) celebrates his byelection victory

15 October 2014

Ireland: Stunning byelection victory for Socialist Party

11 October 2014 will be a day that's remembered for years to come in Ireland. An estimated 100,000 marched in Dublin against water charges. On the same day, socialist Paul Murphy won the Dublin South West byelection

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Joe Higgins and Clare Daly

Joe Higgins and Clare Daly

3 March 2011

Elections see collapse of Fianna Fail, the traditional establishment party

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.

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16 June 2010

Bloody Sunday report appears 38 years late

THE SAVILLE Report into the shooting dead of 14 unarmed protesters and bystanders by members of the British parachute regiment at a civil rights demo in Derry, Northern Ireland, on 30 January 1972, has finally been published...

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10 February 2010

Northern Ireland: An agreement to cement division

ON 5 FEBRUARY the DUP and Sinn Fein agreed a deal on policing, justice and parades. The deal was announced in triumph as a "historic breakthrough" by First Minister Peter Robinson of the DUP and his...

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31 May 2007

Southern Ireland general election: Smaller parties squeezed

Joe Higgins and Clare Daly

Joe Higgins and Clare Daly

Southern Ireland general election: The outcome of the general election in Ireland was fundamentally affected by the economic boom, with people opting for the main incumbent party, Fianna Fail, over the official opposition of Fine Gael (the second traditional c...

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17 May 2007

The 'politics of smiles'

Northern Ireland Executive: IT WAS all photo opportunities at Stormont on 8 May when the new Northern Ireland Executive was set up, with Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) leader Ian Paisley installed as First Minister and Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness as...

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4 April 2007

British government and local parties retreat on water charges

Northern Ireland: IN A major climb down by both the British government and local parties the proposed introduction of water charges in Northern Ireland has been postponed for 12 months...

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29 March 2007

Will the new agreement last?

Northern Ireland: THE MEDIA had pictures on 26 March of 'old enemies' Ian Paisley of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) and Gerry Adams of Sinn Fein reaching an agreement to return power sharing to the Northern Ireland Assembly from 8 May....

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15 March 2007

Northern Ireland Assembly elections: Another sectarian headcount...

THE RESULT of the Northern Ireland Assembly election was yet another sectarian headcount...

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1 February 2007

Sinn Fein's major U-turn

Northern Ireland: DELEGATES AT the Sinn Fein Ard Fheis in Dublin on 28 January voted by an overwhelming majority to back a leadership motion to support the police and judicial system in Northern Ireland....

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6 July 2006

The Irish Civil War 1922-1923

The Irish Civil War (28 June 1922 - 24 May 1923) was a conflict between those factions of the IRA for and against the Anglo-Irish Treaty signed on 6 December 1922, writes Neil Cafferky and Niall Mulholland.

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6 October 2005

Why the IRA campaign failed to defeat the British state

Lessons of Northern Ireland: AFTER THE recent report confirming that the IRA has 'decommissioned' its arms, NIALL MULHOLLAND looks at the approach taken by socialists to the IRA's campaign after the 'Troubles' re-emerged in the late 1960s...

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11 August 2005

Northern Ireland after the IRA statement: Why the 'peace process' continues to flounder

THE REACTION within Northern Ireland to the IRA statement ordering its units to "dump arms" says a lot more about the current state of the 'peace process' than the statement itself...

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