Northern teachers fight back

Teachers across the North are standing up for fair pay. Thousands of teachers have participated in strike action since November – closing hundreds of schools and disrupting hundreds of others.

Northern teachers fight back

Teachers have every right to be furious as consecutive education ministers, first Sinn Fein’s John O’Dowd and now the DUP’s Peter Weir, have treated them with a lack of respect, dignity and fairness. Education minister, Peter Weir, claims there is no money for teachers and their schools, while his own party has been overseeing the […]

Election in the North: The Time for Change is Now, ‘Recovery’ in the South: The Time to Fight is Now

For the best part of a hundred years the politics of the North has been dominated by one issue: the division between Loyalism and Nationalism, Orange and Green. And for the majority of ordinary people this has brought only poverty, unemployment and deprivation.

Election in the North: The Time for Change is Now, ‘Recovery’ in the South: The Time to Fight is Now

Election in the North The Time for Change is Now For the best part of a hundred years the politics of the North has been dominated by one issue: the division between Loyalism and Nationalism, Orange and Green. And for the majority of ordinary people this has brought only poverty, unemployment and deprivation. For decades […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Stop The Woodburn Forest Drill

The drilling in Woodburn Forest just outside Belfast in Co Antrim is relatively conventional, as opposed to being hydraulic fracturing or “fracking”. But that doesn’t mean that it is not a danger to the environment and to Belfast’s drinking water.

Stop The Woodburn Forest Drill

The drilling in Woodburn Forest just outside Belfast in Co Antrim is relatively conventional, as opposed to being hydraulic fracturing or “fracking”. But that doesn’t mean that it is not a danger to the environment and to Belfast’s drinking water. Also, everything about how Infrastrata, the company behind the “exploratory drill” ended up allowed to […]

Northern Elections- The Left Breaks Through

Fiona Ferguson reports on the Northern elections. The 2016 Assembly election is over, and the result in terms of the Government is much of the same, with a few changes. Unsurprisingly, the DUP and Sinn Fein have been returned as the largest parties, and they were left to divide up the ministerial positions amongst themselves, following the formation of an official opposition, comprised of the SDLP and UUP.

Northern Elections- The Left Breaks Through

Fiona Ferguson reports on the Northern elections. The 2016 Assembly election is over, and the result in terms of the Government is much of the same, with a few changes. Unsurprisingly, the DUP and Sinn Fein have been returned as the largest parties, and they were left to divide up the ministerial positions amongst themselves, […]

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 […]

Sinn Féin & DUP sign up to austerity- People Before Profit statement

People Before Profit Cllr Gerry Carroll has hit out at the Assembly for agreeing an austerity budget that is “an attack on ordinary people, on our services, and a handout to big business.”

Sinn Féin & DUP sign up to austerity- People Before Profit statement

People Before Profit Cllr Gerry Carroll has hit out at the Assembly for agreeing an austerity budget that is “an attack on ordinary people, on our services, and a handout to big business.”  “The DUP and Sinn Fein have touted this deal as a ‘fresh start’ for people,” said Cllr Carroll. “It is anything but. […]

Vote Mulholland for NIPSA General Secretary

The NIPSA General Secretary election comes at a crucial moment in Northern politics. It is set against a backdrop of unprecedented austerity, with cuts to public services gathering pace.

Vote Mulholland for NIPSA General Secretary

The NIPSA General Secretary election comes at a crucial moment in Northern politics. It is set against a backdrop of unprecedented austerity, with cuts to public services gathering pace. And while some uncertainty remains as to whether Sinn Fein and the DUP can agree a deal over​ so-called ​Welfare​ Reform​, the rest of the austerity […]