Housing and Homelessness FINE GAEL’S  MASK SLIPS

Leo Varadkar is meant to be the ‘cool’ and ‘modern’ Taoiseach, the master of spin and PR. Fine Gael pride themselves on being the ‘liberal’ and ‘enlightened’ wing of the Irish establishment. 

Housing and Homelessness  FINE GAEL’S  MASK SLIPS

Leo Varadkar is meant to be the ‘cool’ and ‘modern’ Taoiseach, the master of spin and PR. Fine Gael pride themselves on being the ‘liberal’ and ‘enlightened’ wing of the Irish establishment. Now over housing and homelessness this liberal mask has slipped. In a series of tweets and comments their old Blueshirt class prejudice and […]

Hundreds march in Dublin for an end to Direct Provision 

Hundreds of people from across the country, including the North, marched in Dublin on Saturday 18 November to protest against the Direct Provision system. 

Hundreds march in Dublin for an end to Direct Provision 

By Memet Uludag, Convenor United Against Racism The national demonstration was organised by United Against Racism and supported by more than 30 campaign groups, trade unions, NGOs and political parties, including People Before Profit, Solidarity, the Green Party, Irish Refugee Council, Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland, European Network Against Racism, Galway Anti-Racism Network, Unite, […]

People Before Profit: Open Letter to Sinn Féin

The headline news from Sinn Féin’s recent Ard Fheis was, of course, Gerry Adams’ announcement of his plan to stand down. But more important in reality was the passing of a motion in favour of Sinn Féin being able to enter government, in the Republic, as a junior partner i.e. with Fianna Fáil or Fine Gael. This is a change from the party’s previous position which was only to go into coalition as the majority partner. It is therefore an important shift rightwards. People Before Profit responded to this development by issuing an Open Letter to Sinn Féin members urging resistance to the rightward drift and calling for dialogue on the major issues facing the Irish people North and South. We reproduce it here:

People Before Profit:  Open Letter to Sinn Féin

  Sinn Féin and People Before Profit have been on the same side many times. We have fought against water charges; we both oppose the partition of Ireland; we want regime across the whole of this island. We also disagree on key issues – and there is no hiding that. But in this open letter, […]

Why I campaign for choice

Sean Egan interviews repeal activist Aislinn Shanahan Daly

Why I campaign for choice

1.How did you get involved with pro-choice activism? The first social movement I ever engaged with was the abortion rights movement. I attended the march for choice in 2014, and it played a huge role in my politicization. I felt like those affected by a lack of access to abortion deserved justice, and as a […]

Abortion Rights Fight – North and South 

North and South of the border there is a growing movement for a woman’s right to choose. Abortion reform is back in the mainstream media because tens of thousands of people have rallied across Ireland within the past year to demand changes in the law. 

Abortion Rights Fight – North and South 

By Becca Bor  and Adrienne Wallace In the South, the movement for abortion rights is organising to repeal the 8th amendment in the upcoming referendum; and in the North, the discussion around liberalisation of the anti-abortion laws has coincided with political volatility and impasse in the North. Ireland, on both sides of the border, remains […]

Rail workers voting on offer

Irish Rail workers are balloting on a proposed pay deal as Socialist Worker goes to print. This follows two one-day strikes that closed rail and DART services. 

Rail workers voting on offer

By Owen McCormack Despite tough talk from management and the government the strikes were hugely effective and had major impacts on traffic and the economy. The deal on offer is short of the worker’ demand, itself a modest 3.75% a year, and is likely to come with huge productivity measures. The strike is the forth […]

Behind the Ryanair cancellations

The political establishment are trying to gag pilots from giving evidence to a Dail Committee over the relationship that exists between the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) and Ryanair. But the pilots are back soon and will give evidence then.

Behind the Ryanair cancellations

By Brid Smith, People Before Profit TD. Evan Cullen, President of the Irish Airline Pilots Association (IALPA) was to address the Transport Committee on October 4 on the underlying reasons why Ryanair had cancelled 50 flights a day. The day before he was due to speak, a solicitor’s letter arrived from Ryanair. But, the committee […]

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 […]

Repealing the 8th – Time to push forward

The results of the Citizens Assembly and consistent opinion polls show that the large majority of the Irish people support abortion rights for women in a form that is incompatible with the 8th Amendment.

Repealing the 8th – Time to push forward

By Mary Smith For example a poll earlier this year showed that more than 80% of the population would favour the right to abortion in circumstances where there is a threat to woman’s health. This completely contradicts the 8th Amendment which equates the life of the foetus with that of the mother. The same opinion […]

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