Northern election: Unionism in Crisis

For the first time in the history of the NI Assembly, Unionists have lost their overall majority following the 2 March snap election.

Northern election: Unionism in Crisis

(Picture: Arlene Foster at Omagh Count) With the reduction of MLA seats from 108 to 90, the DUP’s 28 seat hold is only one ahead of Sinn Fein and it has lost its ability to veto legislation through the Petition of Concern mechanism. A massive turnout for Sinn Fein has given the party a mandate […]

Why Stormont Fails

Northern Ireland's devolved government, the Stormont Assembly, has entered into another crisis.

Why Stormont Fails

  Shaun Harkin  Northern Ireland’s devolved government, the Stormont Assembly, has entered into another crisis. The RHI debacle is the largest in a series of financial scandals – Red Sky, NAMA and the Social Investment Fund, to name only the most prominent – that have rocked the institution in recent years. The impact of RHI […]

Mobuoy Superdump Is Toxic Time Bomb – Time To Clean It Up!

Demands are growing for a public inquiry into the Mobuoy superdump on the outskirts of Derry City.

Mobuoy Superdump Is Toxic Time Bomb – Time To Clean It Up!

Demands are growing for a public inquiry into the Mobuoy superdump on the outskirts of Derry City. It’s estimated 1.5 million tonnes of illegally dumped waste have been deposited there. It’s been described as one of the biggest criminal enterprises ever undertaken in the North and as one of the largest illegal waste sites ever […]

Ireland And The Case For A Left Exit From EU

People across the North of Ireland have the opportunity to cast a vote on whether the United Kingdom leaves or remains part of the European Union. The consensus among parties across Ireland is to vote to stay in the EU. This needs to be challenged.

Ireland And The Case For A Left Exit From EU

People across the North of Ireland have the opportunity to cast a vote on whether the United Kingdom leaves or remains part of the European Union. The consensus among parties across Ireland is to vote to stay in the EU. This needs to be challenged. Neoliberal capitalism and austerity are hardwired into European Union institutions. […]

EAMONN McCANN TO STAND IN FOYLE

Eamonn McCann, veteran civil rights campaigner and lifelong socialist, confirmed he will stand as the People Before Profit candidate in the Foyle constituency in the forthcoming Assembly elections. Announcing candidacy McCann said “I am proud to be standing for People Before Profit, an all island party that is fighting austerity on both sides of the border.”

EAMONN McCANN TO STAND IN FOYLE

Eamonn McCann, veteran civil rights campaigner and lifelong socialist, confirmed he will stand as the People Before Profit candidate in the Foyle constituency in the forthcoming Assembly elections. Announcing candidacy McCann said “I am proud to be standing for People Before Profit, an all island party that is fighting austerity on both sides of the […]

No to Austerity – People Over Profit

Gerry Carroll, People Before Profit Belfast City Councillor, is standing in West Belfast for election to Westminster

No to Austerity – People Over Profit

Gerry Carroll, People Before Profit Belfast City Councillor, is standing in West Belfast for election to Westminster to give a political voice to anger at establishment parties and opposition to austerity. Every vote for Carroll sends a message to Stormont and Westminster parties demanding an alternative to cuts, job lay-offs and the destruction of vital […]

SWP reply to Eoin Ó Broin

A recent article by Eoin Ó Broin in Sinn Féin’s An Phoblacht criticised the SWP for condemning the Stormont House Agreement, claiming socialists who put forward any arguments against their role in the North were “shouting in the service of the system”.

SWP reply to Eoin Ó Broin

Authors: Michael Collins and Shaun Harkin A recent article by Eoin Ó Broin in Sinn Féin’s An Phoblacht criticised the SWP for condemning the Stormont House Agreement, claiming socialists who put forward any arguments against their role in the North were “shouting in the service of the system”.   Ó Broin’s attack on Eamonn McCann […]

In the North, From March 13 to May Day

The March 13 public sector strike succeeded in bringing much of the North to a standstill. Workers joined large rallies in Belfast, Derry, Omagh, Strabane, Enniskillen, Magherafelt, Newry, Dungannon and Cookstown.

In the North, From March 13 to May Day

The March 13 public sector strike succeeded in bringing much of the North to a standstill. Workers joined large rallies in Belfast, Derry, Omagh, Strabane, Enniskillen, Magherafelt, Newry, Dungannon and Cookstown. The Belfast Telegraph reported 50,000 transport, civil service, education and health workers participated on picket lines and up to 500 schools were closed. Ambulance […]