Statement by socialist bus drivers

The strikes by bus drivers were overwhelmingly supported by the public and forced concessions from the Government. It pays to fight. But the core issues have not been resolved and the strikes should have continued.

Statement by socialist bus drivers

The strikes by bus drivers were overwhelmingly supported by the public and forced concessions from the Government. It pays to fight. But the core issues have not been resolved and the strikes should have continued. Here Socialist Worker re-publishes a statement by socialist bus drivers themselves. The LRC terms of settlement are aimed at insuring […]

Bus Workers are Right to Strike

Bus workers are absolutely right to strike over the NTA proposal to tender out 10% of Dublin Bus and Bus Eireann routes. Despite claims that this isn't privatisation by the NTA it means private companies will be handed routes currently operated by the semi state companies’ and even handed the buses that are currently owned by the state.

Bus Workers are Right to Strike

NTA tendering plan will decimate workers livelihoods and do nothing to improve public transport. Bus workers are absolutely right to strike over the NTA proposal to tender out 10% of Dublin Bus and Bus Eireann routes. Despite claims that this isn’t privatisation by the NTA it means private companies will be handed routes currently operated […]

Don’t let this Government bully you. Don’t give Irish Water a penny.

It was only a year ago that Phil Hogan was threatening anyone who refused to pay their water bill. "Water pressure will be turned down ‘to a trickle’ for people who don’t pay." Phils threats turned out to be empty.

Don’t let this Government bully you. Don’t give Irish Water a penny.

SWP statement: Threats on the water charge  It was only a year ago that Phil Hogan was threatening anyone who refused to pay their water bill. “Water pressure will be turned down ‘to a trickle’ for people who don’t pay.” Phils threats turned out to be empty. But since last May, when Phil made the above […]

Clare Daly and Mick Wallace face jail

TDs Mick Wallace and Clare Daly face the prospect of going to jail after both declared that they will not pay €4,000 in fines imposed on them by a judge.

Clare Daly and Mick Wallace face jail

TDs Mick Wallace and Clare Daly face the prospect of going to jail after both declared that they will not pay €4,000 in fines imposed on them by a judge. They were found guilty at Ennis District Court of breaching airport regulations when entering a restricted area at Shannon airport last July and fined €2,000 […]

The Casualisation of Irish Labour

The Dunnes Stores strike highlighted the problem of zero-hours contracts and casualisation. Brian O’ Boyle shows this is part of a general trend

The Casualisation of Irish Labour

The Dunnes Stores strike highlighted the problem of zero-hours contracts and casualisation. Brian O’ Boyle shows this is part of a general trend Ask any Dunnes worker and they’ll tell you straight: fulltime employment has become harder to attain since the economic crash in 2008. In branches across the country, 75% of staff are now […]

Anti-Water Charges campaigners say YES

Socialist Worker interviewed a number of anti-water charges campaigners on their attitude to the Marriage Equality referendum and found strong support for a YES vote.

Anti-Water Charges campaigners say YES

Socialist Worker interviewed a number of anti-water charges campaigners on their attitude to the Marriage Equality referendum and found strong support for a YES vote. Councillor John Lyons of People Before Profit who has played a major role in the movement on Dublin’s north side made a call for a YES vote from the platform […]

Conference convened by R2W Unions: Build an active, democratic, principled Left

The anti-water charges movement, which has seen hundreds of thousands mobilise and become active in campaigning, has transformed politics in this country. It has forced climbdowns by the government and given people confidence and hope that the austerity agenda can be defeated. It has opened a potential to build a significant Left, working class political movement.

Conference convened by R2W Unions: Build an active, democratic, principled Left

The following statement has been agreed between the People Before Profit Alliance, the Anti-Austerity Alliance and some independent activists including Cllr Brendan Young. The anti-water charges movement, which has seen hundreds of thousands mobilise and become active in campaigning, has transformed politics in this country. It has forced climbdowns by the government and given people […]

Government censors housing debate

Priority Daíl Questions on homeless crisis censored - Richard Boyd Barrett. Government attempting to cover-up its responsibility and shift blame, as homeless and housing crisis spirals further out of control.

Government censors housing debate

Priority Daíl Questions on homeless crisis censored – Richard Boyd Barrett Government attempting to cover-up its responsibility and shift blame, as homeless and housing crisis spirals further out of control. In a statement, Richard Boyd Barrett TD, for the People Before Profit Alliance, has condemned as “disgraceful” the decision to disallow priority questions he submitted […]

Water Charges: Thousands march for non-payment

Ten thousand people protested in Dublin yesterday- marching from Parnell Square to the Dial where many people binned their bills in a show of mass defiance against Irish Water.

Water Charges: Thousands march for non-payment

Ten thousand people protested in Dublin yesterday- marching from Parnell Square to the Dial where many people binned their bills in a show of mass defiance against Irish Water. Over the next few weeks bills will be landing in people’s letter boxes and the Government will begin upping the propaganda to try and chip away […]

How Clean is Your Water?

As the government asks us to pay twice for our water, it is a good opportunity to look at the quality of the water we are expected to drink and bathe in.

How Clean is Your Water?

As the government asks us to pay twice for our water, it is a good opportunity to look at the quality of the water we are expected to drink and bathe in. It has emerged that Irish Water feels that water sources serving over 220,000 people may have to be “abandoned” as they are not […]