Apollo House Occupation – Inspiration for Further Action

Housing has become the defining crisis of our time. Since the property collapse of 2008, hundreds of thousands of people have had their lives turned upside down by problems relating to where they live.

Apollo House Occupation – Inspiration for Further Action

Brian O’ Boyle There are currently 130,000 families on the social housing waiting list – some for periods of twenty years or more. At the present rate of public building, this list will not be cleared for more than 100 years. On top of this, 80,000 mortgages are in arrears with 56,000 unpaid for more […]

Rotten Apple – Rotten Government

Rotten Apple – Rotten Government

Last month’s Apple judgement strikes at the heart of Irish capitalism. Since the late 1950s, Irish policy makers have used incredibly low corporation tax rates to encourage foreign companies to invest here. Since the 1990s, this policy has increasingly meant offering the Irish Financial Services Centre (IFCS) as a global hub for tax evasion. Ireland […]

Why Are Sinn Féin Attacking The Radical Left?

Sinn Féin spent thirty years honing the art of misinformation, becoming world-class experts in double speak in the process. Now they have turned their fire onto the radical left. At this year’s SF Ard Fheis, Gerry Adams used a prime slot on RTE’s The Week in Politics to claim that People Before Profit were a two nations party. Adams knew his claim was totally false. PBP has always been clear that it wants a 32 country socialist Ireland. But Adam’s slur was designed to cause maximum damage in the run up the Northern Assembly elections.

Why Are Sinn Féin Attacking The Radical Left?

Sinn Féin spent thirty years honing the art of misinformation, becoming world-class experts in double speak in the process. Now they have turned their fire onto the radical left. At this year’s SF Ard Fheis, Gerry Adams used a prime slot on RTE’s The Week in Politics to claim that People Before Profit were a […]

Brexit – A Blow Against Austerity And Neoliberalism

Despite the onslaught of ‘Project Fear’, the British electorate have voted to leave the European Union. The entire international establishment was lined up on the side of Remain. Economic elites from the US to the IMF, the ECB and the European ruling classes were frantic in their desire to keep the UK in the European business club. The military elites in NATO were also clear that the UK remaining within the EU was crucial to sustaining the structures of Western Imperialism. Brexit represents a major challenge to this wider capitalist agenda.

Brexit – A Blow Against Austerity And Neoliberalism

Despite the onslaught of ‘Project Fear’, the British electorate have voted to leave the European Union. The entire international establishment was lined up on the side of Remain. Economic elites from the US to the IMF, the ECB and the European ruling classes were frantic in their desire to keep the UK in the European […]

Budget ‘giveaway’ helps the usual suspects

Socialist economist Brian O'Boyle takes a look behind the Budget 2016 headlines to reveal who really gains.

Budget ‘giveaway’ helps the usual suspects

Socialist economist Brian O’Boyle takes a look behind the Budget 2016 headlines to reveal who really gains. Over the last seven years successive Irish governments have taken more than €30 billion off the population in a bid to revive the fortunes of Irish capitalism. Over the same period, billions were handed over to zombie banks, […]

No recovery for working people

Over the last few weeks the establishment spin machine has cranked into action. With an election months away, the government are busy constructing a message to try to secure their re-election.

No recovery for working people

Over the last few weeks the establishment spin machine has cranked into action. With an election months away, the government are busy constructing a message to try to secure their re-election. After seven years of brutal austerity  talk of recovery is hardly surprising. But where is the recovery for working people? Speaking on the Week […]

NO RECOVERY FOR WORKING PEOPLE

Over the last few weeks the establishment spin machine has cranked into action. With a national election less than 12 months away, government lackeys are busy constructing a message to secure their re-election.

NO RECOVERY FOR WORKING PEOPLE

Over the last few weeks the establishment spin machine has cranked into action. With a national election less than 12 months away, government lackeys are busy constructing a message to secure their re-election. With seven years of brutal austerity behind them, talk of recovery is hardly surprising. But where is the recovery for working people? […]

The Casualisation of Irish Labour

The Dunnes Stores strike highlighted the problem of zero-hours contracts and casualisation. Brian O’ Boyle shows this is part of a general trend

The Casualisation of Irish Labour

The Dunnes Stores strike highlighted the problem of zero-hours contracts and casualisation. Brian O’ Boyle shows this is part of a general trend Ask any Dunnes worker and they’ll tell you straight: fulltime employment has become harder to attain since the economic crash in 2008. In branches across the country, 75% of staff are now […]