Ireland’s British border 

The opening shots of the Irish War of Independence were fired one hundred years ago this week on January 21st 1919 writes Barney Cassidy. The 3rd Tipperary Brigade of [...]

January 21, 2019 // 3 Comments

Ireland’s Housing Crisis

Ireland’s Housing Crisis: A Marxist Analysis by John McAnulty reviewed by Glynn Robbins John McAnulty’s short, readable pamphlet couldn’t be timelier.  On 3rd October, [...]

October 14, 2018 // 0 Comments

Repeal the north

The result of the referendum to repeal the constitutional ban on abortion was a huge step forward for the majority of Irish women writes Barney Cassidy. They will shortly be [...]

May 30, 2018 // 0 Comments

Repeal the 8th

Seven days from now, on May 25th, Ireland will be voting on whether to repeal the part of their constitution that denies women control over their bodies, writes Susan [...]

May 18, 2018 // 0 Comments

Labour for Irish Unity

At a packed fringe meeting at the recent Labour Party Conference a new campaigning organisation, ‘Labour for Irish Unity’ was launched. The headline speaker was Ken Loach [...]

October 21, 2017 // 4 Comments

To Hell with Charity

Struggle or Starve: Working-Class Unity in Belfast’s 1932 Outdoor Relief Riots by Seán Mitchell. Published by Haymarket Books.    Does intense class conflict with [...]

September 11, 2017 // 0 Comments

Why is the DUP so reactionary?

The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) has attracted a lot of opprobrium for its reactionary positions on every subject you can think of and for their ongoing links with [...]

June 11, 2017 // 1 Comment