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 […]

Arms sales expose West’s hypocrisy on refugee crisis

SWP activist Michael Wallance investigates the connections between the West, war profiteering and the refugee crisis.

Arms sales expose West’s hypocrisy on refugee crisis

SWP activist Michael Wallace investigates the connections between the West, war profiteering and the refugee crisis. The horrors inflicted on the Syrian people have been raised to barbaric new levels. Air strikes on a hospital in Aleppo slaughtered three doctors, 11 nurses and 30 patients.  This massacre was carried out by Assad’s forces. An estimated […]

As people power forces water retreat- let’s talk about building an Ireland worth living in.

Fine Gael made water one of their ‘red lines’-they said they would never back down. Yet now we are looking at a ‘suspension’ of the charge until a commission decides what to do in nine months. This is a massive blow to the credibility of Fine Gael amongst their right wing support base.

As people power forces water retreat- let’s talk about building an Ireland worth living in.

Fine Gael made water one of their ‘red lines’-they said they would never back down. Yet now we are looking at a ‘suspension’ of the charge until a commission decides what to do in nine months. This is a massive blow to the credibility of Fine Gael amongst their right wing support base. The biggest […]

Solidarity with the LUAS workers

Sinn Fein vote against motion on Luas strike. Socialist Worker received the following report from Cllr Nicky Coules, People Before Profit representative on South Dublin County Council

Solidarity with the LUAS workers

Socialist Worker received the following report from Cllr Nicky Coules, People Before Profit representative on South Dublin County Council At the March meeting of South Dublin County Council (SDCC) People Before Profit tabled a motion to express solidarity with the Luas workers and condemn Transdev’s plan to bring in scab labour to undermine the strike […]

A Space Opening for the Left

General Election 2016 began with a sustained press campaign suggesting that Enda Kenny was a sure thing to be returned as Taoiseach. The FG-Labour government choreographed to the last detail a series of sweetners designed to push up their poll ratings. Their media friends joined in chorus to predict their return. Politics was presented as a spectator sport where punters could identify the favourite to win.

A Space Opening for the Left

Kieran Allen, People Before Profit Director Elections, offers his overview of the 2016 General Election campaign The political establishment, however, did not reckon on the surge of anger that has swept Irish society. Pensioners felt insulted by their €3 rise. Hospital patients and their families were horrified by the daily sight of over 500 people […]

Fiona Ferguson for North Belfast

Fiona Ferguson for North Belfast

Fiona Ferguson has been selected as the North Belfast candidate for People Before Profit for the forthcoming Assembly election in 2016. Ferguson, a 23 year old activist with the party, says she believes that North Belfast is “in dire need of an alternative voice: “The latest stitch up at Stormont may be a ‘fresh start’ […]

As thousands march across Ireland- it’s time for change

On Saturday January 24th thousands of people marched across Ireland. The marches were organised as a Right2Water day of action and are a stepping stone to a massive national protest the Saturday before the election.

As thousands march across Ireland- it’s time for change

On Saturday January 24th thousands of people marched across Ireland. The marches were organised as a Right2Water day of action and are a stepping stone to a massive national protest the Saturday before the election. About 10,000 protested in Dublin city centre alone with another 10,000 in Cork and thousands marching in smaller protests taking […]

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. […]

People Before Profit support Right2Change principles

The SWP, as part of People Before Profit, here reproduces today's People Before Profit press release on the Right2Change Conference.

People Before Profit support Right2Change principles

The SWP, as part of People Before Profit, here reproduces today’s People Before Profit press release on the Right2Change Conference. People Before Profit has signed up to the Right2Change principles.  These principles arise from Ireland’s biggest social movement – the Right 2Water movement – and represent an important starting point in breaking the right wing […]