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23 June 2021
Edwin Poots, leader of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), the largest party in Northern Ireland, has resigned just three weeks after he won the position
26 May 2021
The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) held its online delegates meeting (conference) on 21 and 22 May, with mixed results for the left
12 May 2021
Forty years ago in May, Bobby Sands, provisional IRA prisoner and an MP, died on hunger strike in the Maze Prison in Northern Ireland
28 April 2021
In the early hours of 23 April, Gardaí (Irish police) at the behest of big business, KPMG/Debenhams, forcibly removed former Debenhams retail workers and their supporters, including Militant Left (CWI Ireland) members, from a loading bay in Parnell Street, central Dublin.
28 April 2021
The recent street disturbances in Northern Ireland, albeit on a far smaller scale compared to the decades of the 'Troubles', showed that the 'power sharing' arrangements of the 1998 Good Friday Agreement have failed to bring about a resolution of the 'Irish national question' or end the sectar
14 April 2021
Images of young people rioting in Belfast and elsewhere, countered by police using water cannon, conjured up scenes from the period of the 'Troubles'
3 February 2021
The European Commission was forced into a humiliating climbdown
17 September 2020
It is now over six months since the World Health Organisation declared the Covid-19 outbreak to be a global pandemic, and two weeks later, that Britain went into lockdown.
16 September 2020
We were arrested, held in individual cells, and then released
9 September 2020
Debenham's workers in Ireland occupied the Dublin (above) and Cork stores in protest at the derisory redundancy settlement offered.
22 July 2020
On 17 July protests were held in London, Leeds, Bradford, Plymouth and Glasgow, organised by Usdaw members and supported by activists from the wider trade union movement.
8 July 2020
The coronavirus pandemic hit Northern Ireland at the very same time as the political parties in the Assembly (Stormont) were re-establishing a power-sharing Executive for the first time in over three years
17 June 2020
The Tories all sat in their posh homes behind computers now want to put our lives at risk through the relaxation of the two-metre rule
6 May 2020
Among the slew of retail companies entering administration, Debenhams has the highest profile, not least for only recently coming out of administration after closures, write Socialist Party members in Usdaw.
29 April 2020
In the main, there is support among the working class for the lockdown measures in Ireland. Workers recognise the imperative of defeating Covid-19, and that this will often necessitate severe constraints
31 March 2020
In Northern Ireland virtually every manufacturer continued to operate as normal following the coronavirus lockdown, which led to rising confusion and then mounting anger
26 February 2020
Northern Ireland's government was suspended between 2017 and 2020 after the sectarian parties refused to reach a power-sharing agreement following the 'cash for ash' scandal. Now a strike wave has forced them and the bosses to give ground.
12 February 2020
The general election in Ireland saw a seismic change in the electoral landscape, with a big surge in support for Sinn Féin.
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