Bankers, Trackers and Crooks

Back in 2008 while we were being told we had to bail out the banks to prevent financial armeggdon complaints were made to the Financial Ombudsman that the banks had moved people off their tracker mortgage rates or were refusing to move those who had taken on a fixed rate back onto the tracker rate. 

Bankers, Trackers and Crooks

Pic: Bank of Ireland execs receive 2017 Deal of the the Year award from Finance Dublin James O’Toole writes But nothing was done. Neither the Ombudsman nor Fianna Fáil wanted to hear any more bad news about the banks- they also understood how unpalatable it would be for most people to swallow the bailout of banks […]

Fianna Fáil and water charges: the record

Fianna Fáil and water charges: the record

One day you open the papers and Fianna Fáil are against water charges- the next day they are for the charges and for pursuing people for unpaid bills. Fianna Fáil are playing a game of propping up the Fine Gael government while trying to play at being an ‘opposition’. 5 January 2016 Fianna Fáil Environment […]

After Tragedy In Florida- No To Homophobia, No to Racism.

The scenes emerging from Florida are heartbreaking and horrific. 50 people shot dead in an LGBT nightclub. The shootings lasted for three hours in the early morning of Sunday, June 12. Socialists are utterly opposed to and wholeheartedly condemn this terrible act of hate. We stand in solidarity with the LGBT community in Florida and across the world.

After Tragedy In Florida- No To Homophobia, No to Racism.

The scenes emerging from Florida are heartbreaking and horrific. 50 people shot dead in an LGBT nightclub. The shootings lasted for three hours in the early morning of Sunday, June 12. Socialists are utterly opposed to and wholeheartedly condemn this terrible act of hate. We stand in solidarity with the LGBT community in Florida and […]

Why do we have two Tory parties?

Why do we have two Tory parties?

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael dragged out government formation negotiations for weeks. Yet both parties are identical in terms of policy and politics- they are both right wing, neo-liberal parties. Why won’t they just unite? Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are both parties of the Irish elite, but have different historical origins. Fine Gael emerged […]

Water Charges – Still the Issue

The battle against Irish Water and their regressive charge has been the defining movement of a generation. For two years people have organised against meter installation community by community, protested locally and participated in massive national demonstrations tens of thousands strong.

Water Charges – Still the Issue

The battle against Irish Water and their regressive charge has been the defining movement of a generation. For two years people have organised against meter installation community by community, protested locally and participated in massive national demonstrations tens of thousands strong. Networks of people who had never been ‘activists’ before mobilised to stop water meters, […]

Spain swings leftwards

Spain swings leftwards

The two party system in Spain has suffered a massive blow as huge numbers of Spanish voters punished the mainstream parties at the ballot box. For decades the Tory ‘Popular Party’ and the Blairite ‘Socialists’ have dominated the political scene. But now the ruling class face major political instability as none of the mainstream parties […]

Jobstown, Crumlin – Political policing goes to new level

The decision to charge the Jobstown 27, including Paul Murphy TD, is a clear escalation in the level of political policing that has marked the entire water charges campaign.

Jobstown, Crumlin – Political policing goes to new level

The decision to charge the Jobstown 27, including Paul Murphy TD, is a clear escalation in the level of political policing that has marked the entire water charges campaign. The fact that it comes now, almost a year after the alleged offence and in the run up to an election is clear proof of this. […]