Ireland
Irish housing rights Irish housing rights group demands ban on evictions during COVID-19 crisis

A Day of Action was observed on June 17 on the call of the Community Action Tenants Union of Ireland. The COVID-19 lockdown has worsened the plight of tenants and homeless people in Irish cities

Establishment parties defy people’s mandate in Ireland, agree on coalition government

Rival establishment parties Fianna Fail and Finn Gael have agreed to form the new government in the Republic of Ireland with the support of the Green party which is led by Eamon Ryan 

Ireland protests George Floyd Progressives in Ireland unite to demand justice for George Floyd

Marches in solidarity with the anti-racist protests in the US were held, defying police restrictions, in Dublin in the Irish Republic and Belfast in Northern Ireland. Protesters, however, adhered to the COVID-19 safety protocol

Ireland PM resigns Irish PM Leo Varadkar resigns amid parliamentary deadlock

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

Is there a left-wing resurgence in Ireland?

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%.

Left-wing Sinn Fein uproots establishment parties’ hegemony in Ireland_ Left-wing Sinn Fein uproots establishment parties’ hegemony in Ireland

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

“Establishment parties have failed the Irish people for over 100 years”

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

Shannon airport Ireland Irish activists demand ouster of US military from Shannon airport

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.

Irish government suspends police force commemoration amid protests

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’

Anti-racist rally Ireland Dublin’s anti-racist march for peace emphasizes ‘no room for hate’ in Ireland

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.

Ireland Campaign to abolish Ireland’s anti-worker Industrial Relations Act

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

pilots-strike-ryanair Ryanair pilots in the UK go on strike for better pay and work conditions

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.

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