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Portugal 1974 - when workers and soldiers united in revolt.
By Jim O'Connell

In the last few weeks in Olhao in the Eastern Algarve region of Portugal an online concert of songs commemorated the 'Carnation Revolution' of 1974. This event, like many others across Portugal, shows how strong the memory of the '74 revolution is among the Portuguese working class...
CETA (Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement) - AN UNDEMOCRATIC TRADE DEAL, GIVING greed driven CORPORATIONS UNIMAGINABLE POWER
By Sharon Briggs

In late 2020, Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil tried to rush through a motion on CETA so they could ratify a trade deal that could endanger our environment and compromise our society dramatically. With the so called "Green" Party a part of the current government, this was shocking. It has exposed the Greens and created turmoil within their ranks. The leadership is showing it's true colours and the party is haemorrhaging leading elected councillors on local authorities. Sharon explores the agreement and its ramifications..
the land development agency - the privatisation of public land.
By Cllr. Madeleine Johansson

The new Land Development Agency has been described by People Before Profit's Richard Boyd Barrett TD as "A trojan horse for the pillaging of the public land bank". Here, People Before Profit Councillor Madeleine Johansson looks at this sell-off of public land and what it means...
St. brigid's hospital in carrick-on-suir, county tipperary has been stripped of equipment and shut. but, the people are fighting back.
By Anne Wall

From days of providing many services, such as maternity, emergency and general hospital care, St. Brigid's Hospital in Carrick-on-Suir was commandeered as a COVID treatment centre during the 2020 pandemic. But, there was much more to this than met the eye and in April 2021 the hospital was deemed "unfit for purpose" and equipment was removed. The government have refused to meet local a concerned group of residents and a local struggle has grown to demand the re-opening of the hospital.
how do we break the golden circle of the ruling class in establishment ireland. can left government deliver for working class people?
By James O'Toole

You know who they are. The entitled elite - billionaires, bankers and bought politicians. All together they make up the ruling class in Ireland - but most people know them as the 'Golden Circle'.
When we talk about neo-liberalism - the running down of public services to justify selling them off to private profiteers - it's the Golden Circle this neo-liberal strategy serves...
the top ten times that the irish government has let women down
By Maeve McGrath

We should never forget what women, particularly working class women, were subjected to.

Inequality is still rampant in Ireland and the fight must continue for a socialist Ireland, where inequality and oppression are things of the past. In this article, Maeve outlines just ten of the many times that establishment Ireland has failed women.

the irish state and revolution - a review of the latest book by renowned socialist activist and rebel telly anchor james o'toole.
By Dave Smyth

It is very rare that a book on modern Irish history is written without jargon and from the perspective of someone who grew up in a deprived part of Ireland which is largely ignored, overlooked, failed and demeaned by mainstream politicians, the media and many others. Dave read this book with great interest and gives his unique perspective on it in his own typically concise way

bessborough - the horrors of church rule at just one of the many so called "Mother and baby homes" that plague our recent past.
By Margaret O'Regan

The Report of the Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation has shown that 923 children in the so called "care" of those who ran Bessborough died. This Commission confirmed the burial place of just 64 of these children. Margaret explains...

ten quotes from 1916 rising hero and committed socialist james connolly that are well worth fighting for in today's ireland
By James O'Toole

James Connolly not only believed that people could run things for themselves, he devoted his life to helping workers realise this shared dream. In this article, James O'Toole looks at ten quotes from Connolly and relates them to the struggle faced today under Irish neoliberal capitalism by working-class people nationwide.
the radical left brought the swedish government down after keeping their promise and holding them to account from opposition
By Cllr. Madeleine Johansson

The Swedish Prime Minister was forced to resign over a proposal to dismantle protection for renters. He lost a vote of no confidence which has resulted in the government collapsing. In this article, Madeleine explains how the genuine left in Ireland can learn from this and demonstrates how a future Sinn Féin government can be kept in check by Socialist TD's.
the war between azerbaijan and armenia in the near east that nobody in the west seems to want to talk about!
By Anne Wall

There's a war in the Near East - but it's not one you've heard about in the news. One side is backed by Russia and the other has the support of Turkey. The war is over the control of the region of Nagorno-Karabakh. There is some interesting history that has led to the current situation and the conflict that is ongoing. Anne Wall explains.
the SLEEPY GREENS WON'T STOP THE CLIMATE CATASTROPHE THAT IS LOOMING THANKS TO CAPITALISM, GREED AND IGNORANCE!
By Red Network

A newly released report shows that climate disaster is looming - and the sleepy Greens won't stop it. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report summarises the work of an astonishing 14,000 scientific reports. It shows that we may reach a temperature rise of 1.5 degrees Celsius by 2034 - a situation they describe as "code red for humanity".

the government's latest "housing for all" document is another missed opportunity and just more of the same failed housing policies!
By PBP Councillor Madeleine Johansson

The government's long awaited and much delayed Housing For All Plan has finally been published after much argument between Fine Gael and FIanna Fáil regarding the level of funding to be committed to it. It is quite a lengthy document but it falls far short of what is realistically required to tackle the ongoing housing and homelessness crises that are of FF and FG's own making!
pandora papers pantomime - Ireland is at heart of this latest global tax evasion scam for the rich!
By Ann Gerety Smyth

Of course, Ireland "the great little country to do business in" is involved. One sniff of a billionaire is all it takes for Fianna Fail and Fine Gael to stand up, hands in the air, bowing to them.
recent behaviour of owen keegan, dublin city council chief executive, demonstrates how democracy is being completely eroded!
By Cllr. Madeleine Johansson

The Chief Executive of Dublin City Council Owen Keegan has been heavily criticised recently because of a letter he sent to UCD Student's Union. In the letter he suggested that the student's union should provide student accommodation themselves.