Left-wing party Sinn Fein’s prime ministerial candidate Mary Lou McDonald got the most support from the legislators in the first sitting of the new Irish legislature. The next vote is scheduled on March 5
In the recent elections in Ireland, left-wing Sinn Fein registered a thumping victory, with 37 of their 42 running candidates elected with a vote share of almost 25%.
Sinn Fein registered a thumping victory by securing 37 seats out of the 42 it had contested with 24.53% of votes, while the two established parties – the incumbent Fine Gael and Fianna Fail won 20.86% and 22.18% of the votes, respectively
Ahead of the declaration of the results of the Irish elections that took place on February 8, Jimmy Doran of the Communist Party of Ireland analyzes the situation
The US military was allowed to use the Shannon airport after 2001 attacks on the World Trade Centre . Activists have accused the government of weakening the traditional policy of Irish neutrality by catering to US imperialist ambitions.
The government faced sharp criticism over its plans to commemorate the police forces that were involved in the repression of the independence struggle which critics alleged would be a celebration of the infamous ‘Black and Tans’
The Irish government launched a public consultation earlier in October to strengthen the country’s existing laws regulating hate speech and hate crimes, and the right wing forces have opposed the move.
In order for the workers to defend themselves under the current neo-liberal climate, there is an urgent need to repeal the restrictive 1990 act
The airline was successful in securing an injunction from the Irish court, forbidding Irish pilots from joining the strike. However, the same plea was rejected by the courts in the UK.
A bill recently passed in the Irish parliament prevents employers from deducting or withholding tips from employees. However, the government has the option of blocking the proposed legislation
Alexander Homits of the Connolly Youth Movement in Ireland discusses the housing crisis in Ireland and the issues facing Irish youth
Latest figures from Ireland’s Department of Housing show that 10,305 people were registered as homeless in March, including 3,821 children. This number has spiked from nearly 3,000 in 2014.