Irish Travellers – the Reality of Racism

Irish Travellers are a small minority of the Irish population, numbering 29,573 according to the census of 2011, but more according to other estimates, or less than 1% of the total. But they are an indigenous minority who have been part of Irish society for centuries and they are a distinct group with long common history and shared culture, values and customs, in which the tradition of leading a nomadic life plays an important part, and which distinguishes them from the sedentary or settled community.

Irish Travellers – the Reality of Racism

Irish Travellers are a small minority of the Irish population, numbering 29,573 according to the census of 2011, but more according to other estimates, or less than 1% of the total. But they are an indigenous minority who have been part of Irish society for centuries and they are a distinct group with long common […]

Emergency Motion to Support Clerys workers

An emergency motion on Clerys proposed by Cllr Brid Smith of People Before Profit has just been passed unanimously by the South Central Area Committee and will go to the full Dublin City Council Meeting on 6 July. It states:

Emergency Motion to Support Clerys workers

An emergency motion on Clerys proposed by Cllr Brid Smith of People Before Profit has just been passed unanimously by the South Central Area Committee and will go to the full Dublin City Council Meeting on 6 July. It states: “This area committee calls on Dublin City Council to refuse to grant any ‘change of […]

Homelessness epidemic escalates

John Flanagan, Former Rough Sleeper Team manager and current Substance Misuse Nurse for Dublin Simon Community Detox Unit.

Homelessness epidemic escalates

John Flanagan, Former Rough Sleeper Team manager and current Substance Misuse Nurse for Dublin Simon Community Detox Unit. This Government has yet again failed to deliver to the growing list of our most vulnerable citizens. Despite the fanfare of the special summit on Dec 4 after the unnecessary death of Jonathon Corrie on the doorsteps of […]

Lansdowne Road – another straightjacket for workers

Not long after the crisis hit in 2008, the Government introduced the “Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest Act” or ‘FEMPI’ (“FEM-pee”). When the Act was amended in the Dáil in 2013 to enable the Government to unilaterally cut the pay of public sector workers, Richard Boyd Barrett TD attempted to have it renamed the FEMBI Act, i.e. Financial Emergency Measures in the BANKERS’ Interest Act — to more accurately reflect in whose interest the legislation was really being introduced.

Lansdowne Road – another straightjacket for workers

Mark Walshe, ASTI Fightback Not long after the crisis hit in 2008, the Government introduced the “Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest Act” or ‘FEMPI’ (“FEM-pee”). When the Act was amended in the Dáil in 2013 to enable the Government to unilaterally cut the pay of public sector workers, Richard Boyd Barrett TD attempted […]

Rogues Gallery

Here is Socialist Worker’s sample of a few of the rogues who rule Irish society. It could easily have been much larger. Just think of who we left out – Bertie Aherne, Seanie Fitzpatrick, Michael O’Leary, James Reilly and lots more!

Rogues Gallery

Here is Socialist Worker’s sample of a few of the rogues who rule Irish society. It could easily have been much larger. Just think of who we left out – Bertie Aherne, Seanie Fitzpatrick, Michael O’Leary, James Reilly and lots more! Michael Buckley: Tony Soprano wannabe Ruthless boss of Greyhound Recycling who locked his workers […]

Water charges: Beat the Bullies

As a direct result of the mass water charges revolt in the autumn of last year with hundreds of thousands on the streets the Government found itself left with no sanctions to make people pay the hated charges.

Water charges: Beat the Bullies

Sink Irish Water with Mass Non-Payment As a direct result of the mass water charges revolt in the autumn of last year with hundreds of thousands on the streets the Government found itself left with no sanctions to make people pay the hated charges. Now they are trying to deal with this by bringing emergency legislation […]

Day “X” has arrived. Legislation on Water Charges to pass through Daíl next week.

New legislation is to be rammed through the Daíl next week regarding Water Charges. Two bills are to be introduced yet only information on one has been released. Cllr Bríd Smith said “As predicted, this legislation is yet another attack by the Government on the most vulnerable in society. This week we see cuts to One parent families take effect while this Government has plans to lump another bill onto households via Landlords as debt collectors?. It’s completely unacceptable.”

Day “X” has arrived. Legislation on Water Charges to pass through Daíl next week.

New legislation is to be rammed through the Daíl next week regarding Water Charges. Two bills are to be introduced yet only information on one has been released. Cllr Bríd Smith said “As predicted, this legislation is yet another attack by the Government on the most vulnerable in society. This week we see cuts to […]

SWP Statement: We need to build the boycott and get political

Thousands of people marched against water charges in Dublin today. Protesters waved Greek flags in solidarity with the Greek people. The movement against the water charges is changing, the battle is moving from one front to another. The protests on the streets are smaller but the mass boycott is strong.

SWP Statement: We need to build the boycott and get political

Thousands of people marched against water charges in Dublin today. Protesters waved Greek flags in solidarity with the Greek people. The movement against the water charges is changing, the battle is moving from one front to another. The protests on the streets are smaller but the mass boycott is strong. The Government admitted that almost […]

TAKE BACK CLERYS FROM THE PROPERTY SPECULATORS

The treatment of the Clerys staff is a dramatic illustration of the rot that lies at the heart of Irish society.

TAKE BACK CLERYS FROM THE PROPERTY SPECULATORS

The treatment of the Clerys staff is a dramatic illustration of the rot that lies at the heart of Irish society. The workers are the victims of successive government’s policies of pampering the Irish rich by stoking up a new property bubble. The main figure behind the purchase of Clerys is Deirdre Foley of company […]

Denis O’Brien – the tip of the iceberg

Over the last seven years while the large majority of the Irish people have been hammered with charges, cuts, unemployment and general austerity Denis O’Brien has doubled his already immense fortune.

Denis O’Brien – the tip of the iceberg

Over the last seven years while the large majority of the Irish people have been hammered with charges, cuts, unemployment and general austerity Denis O’Brien has doubled his already immense fortune. The Irish Rich List, published in The Independent, shows that in the last year alone O’Brien’s wealth rose by 37% from €4.36billion to €5.97 […]