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 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’
Alexander Homits of the Connolly Youth Movement in Ireland discusses the housing crisis in Ireland and the issues facing Irish youth
The Connolly Youth Movement interrupted an event attended by the prime minister, claiming that the policies of Fine Gael government, especially in the housing sector, have been destroying the country.
In the second part of the interview, Jimmy Doran talks about the current regime of neoliberalism under the EU and the socialist history of Irish nationalism
The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation is are demanding equal wages, at par with health service grades like physiotherapists, whom they trail by around €7,000 (USD 8,046) a year. There has been massive public support for the nurses at the pickets