National Sections of the L5I:

Ireland

Partition: A "carnival of reaction" 100 years on

James Connolly, the great Irish socialist, correctly predicted the consequence of the partition of Ireland would be a "carnival of reaction both north and south". Read more...

Bobby Sands: Irish Freedom Fighter, 1954-1981

Forty years ago, on May 5th 1981, Bobby Sands died in Long Kesh prison after 66 days on hunger strike. He was the first of 10 Republican hunger strikers allowed to perish by the British government. Read more...

Ireland: The Sinn Féin surge

Ireland’s 7 February election delivered a stunning result for Sinn Féin. Read more...

Fifty years of the struggle against the Orange state

Fifty years ago, on October 5, 1968, a peaceful civil rights march was savagely beaten off the streets of Derry by the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC). Read more...

Ireland: Jobstown victory against state frame up

The Irish state’s attempt to criminalise seven water charges protesters has failed, though charges against other water protesters remain. Read more...

Marxism and the Easter Rising

Ireland’s modern history has a long and proud record of rebellion against British rule. Read more...

Snap Election in Ireland: no compromise with Sinn Fein

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has called a General Election for February 26. This will be the shortest election campaign in the history of the state, just three weeks. Read more...

Ireland: Water charges revolt changes political landscape

Ireland’s continuing water charges rebellion has become a political nightmare for the Irish ruling class. Read more...

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