‘An embarrassment to the history of its people’

Today, the way the Irish government deals with the asylum seekers here and the refugees in Europe is an embarrassment to the history of its people.

‘An embarrassment to the history of its people’

Memet Uludag went to speak to a Syrian refugee who made it to Ireland and condemns the record of the Irish government on dealing with refugees. It was the wrinkled hands of an elderly refugee, holding my hand firmly, while he was telling me his story, that made it truly real, what it means to be a […]

Locals First?

Locals First?

Carlow county councillor Will Paton (Labour) said he has made a submission to the council “calling for affirmative action for housing locals first before any consideration is given to housing asylum seekers”. “There are very few houses available for rent and most that are available are refusing to take rent supplement or the new housing […]

Imperialism is terrorism on a massive scale

Imperialism is terrorism on a massive scale

With 12 nations bombing Syria Brian O’ Boyle investigates the brutal history of Imperialism and explains that war is terrorism on a massive scale. Western Imperialism is the world’s biggest terror outfit. It involves using capitalist state power and military superiority to oppress foreign populations, occupy their land and exploit their assets. Over the course […]

Australia’s immigration policy and treatment of people seeking asylum

Australia’s immigration policy and treatment of people seeking asylum were thrown in the spotlight again this week following an uprising at the Christmas Island Detention Centre which [This] was sparked by the death of Iranian refugee, Fazel Chegeni, allegedly at the hands of Serco guards at the centre.

Australia’s immigration policy and treatment of people seeking asylum

Gina NicGabhann reports from Australia. Australia’s immigration policy and treatment of people seeking asylum were thrown in the spotlight again this week following an uprising at the Christmas Island Detention Centre which [This] was sparked by the death of Iranian refugee, Fazel Chegeni, allegedly at the hands of Serco guards at the centre. Christmas Island […]

Carrickmines: Eileen Flynn writes

WE THE PEOPLE OF THE TRAVELLER COMMUNITY HAVE HAD ENOUGH. THIS TRAGEDY MUST NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN ON A HALTING SITE OR TO ANY OTHER FAMILY IN IRELAND.

Carrickmines: Eileen Flynn writes

Travellers have always come second place in this state, What happened in the Carrickmines tragedy is a result of that. We just don’t matter to this government or the ones before it. You just have to look at the accommodation, and unhealthy living conditions to see it. They think we, the Traveller community, have nothing […]

Carrickmines: An Earthquake of Tragedy – a FAILURE of the State: Never Again

Carrickmines: An Earthquake of Tragedy – a FAILURE of the State: Never Again

Lorraine McMahon, Balleyfermot Travellers Action Project. Saturday 10th October 2015 – an earthquake of tragedy sent shock waves across the Traveller community on a scale never seen before. The fire took the lives of 10 members of the Traveller community, 5 adults and 5 children; Willie Lynch (25) and his partner Tara Gilbert (27) and […]

The Carrickmines Tragedy and State Racism

Socialist Worker has received this powerful statement from Brigid Quilligan, Director of the Irish Traveller Movement.

The Carrickmines Tragedy and State Racism

Socialist Worker has received this powerful statement from Brigid Quilligan, Director of the Irish Traveller Movement. The Irish state and consecutive governments since the formation of the state have failed Travellers. Our state knows we are subjected to racism. They know our lives are seriously negatively impacted by the opposition we face at every level […]

Uprising declared across Palestinian territories

Israeli soldiers opened fire on a rally killing six Palestinians and injuring over 20 more. The shots were fired across the border into Gaza and come in the wake of an increasing level of violence and repression from the Israeli state.

Uprising declared across Palestinian territories

Israeli soldiers opened fire on a rally killing six Palestinians and injuring over 20 more. The shots were fired across the border into Gaza and come in the wake of an increasing level of violence and repression from the Israeli state. A few weeks ago the Israeli state passed a law making it legal for […]