Northern election: Unionism in Crisis

For the first time in the history of the NI Assembly, Unionists have lost their overall majority following the 2 March snap election.

Northern election: Unionism in Crisis

(Picture: Arlene Foster at Omagh Count) With the reduction of MLA seats from 108 to 90, the DUP’s 28 seat hold is only one ahead of Sinn Fein and it has lost its ability to veto legislation through the Petition of Concern mechanism. A massive turnout for Sinn Fein has given the party a mandate […]

Mobuoy Superdump Is Toxic Time Bomb – Time To Clean It Up!

Demands are growing for a public inquiry into the Mobuoy superdump on the outskirts of Derry City.

Mobuoy Superdump Is Toxic Time Bomb – Time To Clean It Up!

Demands are growing for a public inquiry into the Mobuoy superdump on the outskirts of Derry City. It’s estimated 1.5 million tonnes of illegally dumped waste have been deposited there. It’s been described as one of the biggest criminal enterprises ever undertaken in the North and as one of the largest illegal waste sites ever […]

Defend Our Libraries

DUP Minister for Communities, Paul Givan, is set to rip the heart from communities across the North with cuts to our vital library service. Gavin Campbell reports.

Defend Our Libraries

DUP Minister for Communities, Paul Givan, is set to rip the heart from communities across the North with cuts to our vital library service. Gavin Campbell reports. Givan is in charge of implementing cuts agreed to by Sinn Fein’s Caral Ni Chuilin, the former minister for the now defunct Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure. […]

Eamonn McCann MLA says: Saudi From Saville To Chilcot- Protecting Those On Top

From Saville to Chilcot. Eamonn McCann, MLA argues that in the end both reports have protected those at the top.

Eamonn McCann MLA says: Saudi From Saville To Chilcot- Protecting Those On Top

From Saville to Chilcot. Eamonn McCann, MLA argues that in the end both reports have protected those at the top. The Chilcot Report into the Iraq war and the Saville Report into Bloody Sunday have a lot in common. Chilcot was published to on July 6th. Many were taken aback by the sharp tone of […]

People Before Profit Confuses Pundits- Socialist Politics On The Rise.

Following its recent electoral breakthrough People Before Profit has been variously denounced as essentially unionist and essentially nationalist. Sean Mitchell, PBP North-South Coordinator, replies.

People Before Profit Confuses Pundits- Socialist Politics On The Rise.

Following its recent electoral breakthrough People Before Profit has been variously denounced as essentially unionist and essentially nationalist. Sean Mitchell, PBP North-South Coordinator, replies. There is an old joke, frequently told by Eamonn McCann, that if you are from this part of the world, and decide that you are an atheist, then the question immediately […]

Northern Ireland: the point of change

Northern Ireland: the point of change

James Connolly famously predicted that the partition of Ireland would bring about ‘a carnival of reaction’ both North and South.He was proved absolutely right. In the South the victory of the pro-Treaty, and in effect pro-partition, forces meant the defeat of the Irish Revolution that had developed after the 1916 Rising. It meant the rolling […]

Assembly elections – a real alternative

People Before Profit will be fielding candidates across the North to offer an alternative to austerity and sectarian division. The big parties are all in agreement over the implementation of the Fresh Start deal. This deal will devastate services across the North, with £1.2 billion to be axed over the next 4 years, including 20,000 job losses, and plans to reduce corporation tax for big business.

Assembly elections – a real alternative

People Before Profit will be fielding candidates across the North to offer an alternative to austerity and sectarian division. The big parties are all in agreement over the implementation of the Fresh Start deal. This deal will devastate services across the North, with £1.2 billion to be axed over the next 4 years, including 20,000 […]

EAMONN McCANN TO STAND IN FOYLE

Eamonn McCann, veteran civil rights campaigner and lifelong socialist, confirmed he will stand as the People Before Profit candidate in the Foyle constituency in the forthcoming Assembly elections. Announcing candidacy McCann said “I am proud to be standing for People Before Profit, an all island party that is fighting austerity on both sides of the border.”

EAMONN McCANN TO STAND IN FOYLE

Eamonn McCann, veteran civil rights campaigner and lifelong socialist, confirmed he will stand as the People Before Profit candidate in the Foyle constituency in the forthcoming Assembly elections. Announcing candidacy McCann said “I am proud to be standing for People Before Profit, an all island party that is fighting austerity on both sides of the […]

Eamonn McCann says: Saudi Executions and Western Hypocrisy

The beheading of the senior Shia cleric Nimr al-Nimr in Saudi Arabia on January 2nd prompted an outpouring of anger across the world. But the protests of governments, particularly in the West, are phony, self-serving and won’t lead to meaningful action.

Eamonn McCann says: Saudi Executions and Western Hypocrisy

The beheading of the senior Shia cleric Nimr al-Nimr in Saudi Arabia on January 2nd prompted an outpouring of anger across the world. But the protests of governments, particularly in the West, are phony, self-serving and won’t lead to meaningful action. Not even the most vicious barbarity would persuade the US or European Union governments […]

SWP reply to Eoin Ó Broin

A recent article by Eoin Ó Broin in Sinn Féin’s An Phoblacht criticised the SWP for condemning the Stormont House Agreement, claiming socialists who put forward any arguments against their role in the North were “shouting in the service of the system”.

SWP reply to Eoin Ó Broin

Authors: Michael Collins and Shaun Harkin A recent article by Eoin Ó Broin in Sinn Féin’s An Phoblacht criticised the SWP for condemning the Stormont House Agreement, claiming socialists who put forward any arguments against their role in the North were “shouting in the service of the system”.   Ó Broin’s attack on Eamonn McCann […]