Simon Coveney’s Big House Con

Simon Coveney has launched his new Housing Action Plan with quite a fanfare. Unsurprisingly much of the media has echoed Coveney’s own view of his proposals: a ‘game changer’, ‘47,000 new social houses!’, ‘the biggest housing programme in the history of the state’.

Simon Coveney’s Big House Con

Simon Coveney has launched his new Housing Action Plan with quite a fanfare. Unsurprisingly much of the media has echoed Coveney’s own view of his proposals: a ‘game changer’, ‘47,000 new social houses!’, ‘the biggest housing programme in the history of the state’. Tragically – and it is tragic for the homeless on the streets […]

A Working Class Revolt? The Meaning Of The Leave Vote

In the wake of the Leave vote in Britain author and socialist activist John Molyneux breaks down the class nature of the vote.

A Working Class Revolt? The Meaning Of The Leave Vote

In the wake of the Leave vote in Britain author and socialist activist John Molyneux breaks down the class nature of the vote. The UK as a whole voted 51.9% to 48.1% to leave the EU on a 72% turnout. In geographical terms the basic facts of the vote were as follows: Scotland voted 62% […]

Brexit – A Blow Against Austerity And Neoliberalism

Despite the onslaught of ‘Project Fear’, the British electorate have voted to leave the European Union. The entire international establishment was lined up on the side of Remain. Economic elites from the US to the IMF, the ECB and the European ruling classes were frantic in their desire to keep the UK in the European business club. The military elites in NATO were also clear that the UK remaining within the EU was crucial to sustaining the structures of Western Imperialism. Brexit represents a major challenge to this wider capitalist agenda.

Brexit – A Blow Against Austerity And Neoliberalism

Despite the onslaught of ‘Project Fear’, the British electorate have voted to leave the European Union. The entire international establishment was lined up on the side of Remain. Economic elites from the US to the IMF, the ECB and the European ruling classes were frantic in their desire to keep the UK in the European […]

Ireland And The Case For A Left Exit From EU

People across the North of Ireland have the opportunity to cast a vote on whether the United Kingdom leaves or remains part of the European Union. The consensus among parties across Ireland is to vote to stay in the EU. This needs to be challenged.

Ireland And The Case For A Left Exit From EU

People across the North of Ireland have the opportunity to cast a vote on whether the United Kingdom leaves or remains part of the European Union. The consensus among parties across Ireland is to vote to stay in the EU. This needs to be challenged. Neoliberal capitalism and austerity are hardwired into European Union institutions. […]

The Threat of TTIP

TTIP, the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, sounds boring. It is a proposed EU–US trade agreement which is scheduled to be ratified later this year. It may sound innocent and progressive – just about facilitating trade - but do not be fooled; TTIP and its sister agreement CETA (between the EU and Canada) are dangerous deals that puts the interests of big business before the interests of people, their health and our environment.

The Threat of TTIP

TTIP, the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, sounds boring. It is a proposed EU–US trade agreement which is scheduled to be ratified later this year. It may sound innocent and progressive – just about facilitating trade – but do not be fooled; TTIP and its sister agreement CETA (between the EU and Canada) are dangerous […]

EU-Turkey: a Disgraceful Deal

Over 400 people drowned off the coast of Libya on the 17-18 April. At the time of writing, the exact figure is unknown but what is clear is that it was the single largest tragedy in the Mediterranean over past 12 months.

EU-Turkey: a Disgraceful Deal

Over 400 people drowned off the coast of Libya on the 17-18 April. At the time of writing, the exact figure is unknown but what is clear is that it was the single largest tragedy in the Mediterranean over past 12 months. This tragedy is an indictment of the European Union’s migration policies and a […]

Refugee crisis: from bad to worse

A year ago, in April 2015, the EU finally woke up to the horrific reality of the refugee crisis on its doorsteps.

Refugee crisis: from bad to worse

A year ago, in April 2015, the EU finally woke up to the horrific reality of the refugee crisis on its doorsteps. First, it was the news of a refugee boat sinking with the loss of 400 lives. A week later more than 700 refugees had died in another Mediterranean shipwreck. In the first four […]

Info-Graph: Apple may face a $19 billion in back taxes

Apple is one of the wealthiest corporation in the world, making a net profit of $40 billion last year. But it has paid an effective tax rate of less than 2 percent in Ireland over ten years.

Info-Graph: Apple may face a $19 billion in back taxes

Apple is one of the wealthiest corporation in the world, making a net profit of $40 billion last year. But it has paid an effective tax rate of less than 2 percent in Ireland over ten years. It funneled its money through Irish subsidiaries such as Apple Sales International (ASI), which reported sales income of $74 […]

Imperialism is terrorism on a massive scale

Imperialism is terrorism on a massive scale

With 12 nations bombing Syria Brian O’ Boyle investigates the brutal history of Imperialism and explains that war is terrorism on a massive scale. Western Imperialism is the world’s biggest terror outfit. It involves using capitalist state power and military superiority to oppress foreign populations, occupy their land and exploit their assets. Over the course […]