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 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’
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
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
With less than a month-and-a-half left for the deadline, the stalemate in parliament continues even as various stakeholders prepare for a disruptive exit of Britain from the European Union