Protest, Boycott, Elections- use every tactic to beat Irish Water

Irish water is in big trouble. More than half the population have refused to pay the water charge. The Government's spin is unravelling.

Protest, Boycott, Elections- use every tactic to beat Irish Water

Irish water is in big trouble. More than half the population have refused to pay the water charge. The Government’s spin is unravelling. They said water charges were for conservation but you could leave your tap running and get a grant of €100. They said Irish Water would be ‘off balance’ from the State’s revenues […]

Tonight we celebrate: tomorrow the struggle continues!

Tonight working people and everyone with any genuine political awareness across Europe and internationally will be celebrating the magnificent referendum result in Greece. OXI! OXI! OXI! And by a large majority!

Tonight we celebrate: tomorrow the struggle continues!

Tonight we celebrate: tomorrow the struggle continues! John Molyneux, Socialist Worker editor. Tonight working people and everyone with any genuine political awareness across Europe and internationally will be celebrating the magnificent referendum result in Greece.  OXI! OXI! OXI! And by a large majority! The Greek people, especially the Greek working class and the young people […]

Getting it in Proportion

Numbers in billions are hard to get your head round. Socialist Worker makes some comparisons:  €1.6 billion – the amount Greece was demanded to pay the Troika on Tuesday 30 June.  €1.6 billion – the increase in the personal fortune of Denis O’Brien last year. €1.6 billion is only one quarter of O’Brien’s total personal […]

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 […]

A Recovery for the Rich

Government ministers, right-wing economists and the media are telling us an economic ‘recovery’ is well under way.

A Recovery for the Rich

Government ministers, right-wing economists and the media are telling us an economic ‘recovery’ is well under way. We are being hit from all directions by self-congratulatory propaganda from our rulers on how austerity is a distant memory now that ‘we’ve turned the corner.’   However, for the majority of working class people who continue to struggle […]

The Siteserv scandal returns

As Socialist Worker goes to press the Denis O’Brien Siteserv scandal is growing by the day.

The Siteserv scandal returns

As Socialist Worker goes to press the Denis O’Brien  Siteserv scandal is growing by the day. As a result of persistent questioning by Kathleen Murphy TD more information about this dodgy deal is coming out and demands for a full public inquiry are mounting. Enda and Co. are clearly on the back foot. But the […]