Category: Ireland

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Helena Sheehan: Does Ireland Need a New Left Party?

We are involved in a colossal class struggle and we are not winning

Kellie O'Dowd: ‘Peace will bring prosperity’: Northern Ireland’s big lie?

Feminist and trades union activists are leading the fight back against neoliberal economic policies in Northern Ireland

Dick Nichols: Hope in the gloom as left gains in Greece, Spain, Ireland

The most positive impact of this election will be on the national political struggle in the Spanish state and Greece

Bill Bigelow: The Real Irish American Story Not Taught in Schools

The school curriculum could and should ask students to reflect on the contradiction of starvation amidst plenty, on the ethics of food exports amidst famine

Ali Abunimah: Irish students vote for Israel boycott by landslide

Students at the National University of Ireland Galway have overwhelmingly voted to endorse the Palestinian call for boycotting Israel

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Richard Falk: Northern Ireland and the Israel/Palestine ‘Peace Process’

Diplomacy does not take account of the historical background

Ellen Brown: The Bank Guarantee That Bankrupted Ireland

The Irish have a long history of being tyrannized, exploited, and oppressed—from the forced conversion to Christianity in the Dark Ages, to slave trading of the natives in the 15th and 16th centuries, to the mid-nineteenth century “potato famine” that was really a holocaust. The British got Ireland’s food exports, while at least one million Read more…

Ellen Brown: Ireland: Ground Zero for the Austerity-driven Asset Grab

The Irish have a long history of being tyrannized, exploited, and oppressed–from the forced conversion to Christianity in the Dark Ages, to slave trading of the natives in the 15th and 16th centuries, to the mid-nineteenth century "potato famine" that was really a holocaust. The British got Ireland's food exports, while at least one million Read more…

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Stuart Munckton: Philip Chevron–1957-2013: A Song For Our Times, And The Importance Of Being Irish

“I am a gay, Irish, Catholic, alcoholic Pogue who is about to die from cancer — and don’t think I don’t know it,” Philip Chevron, who passed away on October 8, told the Irish Daily Mail in June. The 56-year-old Chevron was best known as the guitarist for legendary Irish folk punk band The Pogues. Read more…

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Helena Sheehan: To the Crucible II: A Further Irish Engagement with the Greek Crisis and the Greek Left

“Things have gone very quiet in Greece, haven’t they?” So many people said that to me in the past six months or so. I responded that there was a lot going on, even if international media weren’t covering it. There were civil mobilisations of teachers and transport workers, as well as rising unemployment, emigration and Read more…

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