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Ireland

Irish EU/IMF deal can be stopped by workers' mass resistance

The Irish Government's deal with the EU/IMF will mean even more austerity and poverty for the people. Irish workers need to bring down Brian Cowen's Fianna Fail led administration and replace it with a workers' government Read more...

Small victory won by Irish Republican prisoners – but prison officers violate agreement

Darren Cogavin reports on the appalling conditions of Republican political prisoners in Northern Ireland and a small victory won by the inmates after a three month campaign Read more...

Bloody Sunday Saville report: some closure to a 38 year cover-up

Nearly four decades after the massacre of civil rights protesters by British paratroopers, the victims families finally have an official conclusion, writes Bernie McAdam Read more...

Police force Orange Order march through Ardoyne

Two consecutive nights of clashes between nationalist youth and police have taken place in several places in the north of Ireland including Belfast, Derry Lurgan and Armagh. Bernie McAdam argues that the peace process barely disguises the continuing sectarian nature of the Orange state of Northern Ireland. Read more...

After Bloody Sunday inquiry: now stop torturing republican prisoners

Even as David Cameron apologises in parliament for the killing of 13 unarmed demonstrators in 1972, the brutality of Britain’s occupation of Ireland goes on. Nowhere can this be seen more clearly than in the cruel mistreatment of Republican prisoners in British jails. Read more...

Northern Ireland: scandals, corruption and sectarianism

Fears have been raised that the Robinson scandal would impact on devolution of policing and justice to Stormont. Bermie McAdam argues that devolution is no solution Read more...

250,000 workers strike in Ireland over cuts

Massive strike action in Ireland against public sector cuts show extent of anger against the government Read more...

National public sector strike in Ireland - report from UCD

A member of the League for the Fifth International reports from the picket lines at University College Dublin during a successful public sector strike against government cuts in services and jobs Read more...

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