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30 November 2016
The Socialist Party in London organised a demonstration outside the Irish embassy on 26 November in solidarity with a protest in Dublin to 'Repeal the 8th' amendment to the Irish constitution restricting abortion rights.
23 November 2016
The Irish government has refused to give a second reading to a bill for a repeal referendum on restrictions to women's abortion rights. There has been a clear development of a pro-choice sentiment within society. This shows the need to develop the struggle outside parliament.
16 November 2016
Struggle, internationalism and socialism, these ideas - and how powerful they can be in action - electrified the magnificent rallies and workshops at Socialism 2016
9 November 2016
Planned for Friday 4 November, the first of three days of open strike action by Gardai (police) in the history of the Irish state was only averted at the last minute following concessions from the government. But in making such concessions other workers are now determined to win back pay that was cut following the 2008 capitalist crisis. Conor Payne from the Socialist Party (CWI Ireland) reports on the gathering political storm.
26 October 2016
Outrageously, a student who peacefully protested against water charges in 2014 has been found guilty of falsely imprisoning the then deputy PM.
5 October 2016
Ruth Coppinger, Anti Austerity Alliance TD (MP) and Socialist Party (CWI, Ireland) member, gave a widely publicised speech in the Irish parliament on a woman's right to choose. This follows a recent historic mass demonstration in favour of abortion rights.
5 October 2016
Socialists in Leeds called on the Irish government to repeal the 8th Amendment to the Irish Constitution at a city centre solidarity protest on 27 September. The amendment bans abortions.
21 September 2016
Irish state criminalises right to protest: Anti-water charges demonstrators were arrested following a peaceful sit-down protest against water charges against Irish Labour deputy premier Joan Burton. They are now facing ludicrous charges of "false imprisonment".
7 September 2016
Tech giant Apple will have to pay back £11 billion it avoided in tax. The Irish government had made a 'sweetheart deal' which the EU has now instructed it to overturn.
27 July 2016
Europe - Britain in particular - is now at the forefront of political developments. Because of the 'weight' of British capitalism, Brexit represents a giant boulder dropped into a lake.
13 July 2016
Short stories on workers' struggles around the world including the fight for abortion rights in Ireland, solidarity with striking Walmart workers in China and a CWI member contesting a council seat in Brazil.
6 July 2016
Videos of Socialist Party - Ireland members (in the CWI) and Anti Austerity Alliance TDs (Irish MPs), Paul Murphy and Ruth Coppinger, speaking out against the Blairite coup to remove Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader in Britain, and on the impact of Brexit
22 June 2016
Pride month 2016 comes at a time of increased attacks on LGBT people - not least the horrific massacre in Orlando
8 June 2016
The Public Services Union (Nipsa) in Northern Ireland has voted to oppose continued membership the EU.
11 May 2016
The Northern Ireland Assembly election was a dull and uneventful affair. The result has brought little change. Yet there were significant signs that the growing alienation from sectarianism, austerity and backward social policies is beginning to find a positive expression.
4 May 2016
Enda Kenny, Fine Gael's acting Taoiseach (prime minister), has been forced into a humiliating climbdown over the imposition of unfair water charges. The suspension of the hated levy is a victory for anti-water charge campaigners, particularly the Socialist Party (CWI Ireland) and its strategy of building a mass non-payment campaign.
20 April 2016
For many working class people in Ireland this rising against British rule is regarded as a key defining event in Irish history
30 March 2016
Short stories on workers' struggles around the world.
23 March 2016
A serious, thoughtful, optimistic and lively national congress of the Socialist Party took place on 19-21 March.
2 March 2016
"Real change, not spare change" Three members of the Socialist Party have been elected to the Irish Parliament as part of the Anti-Austerity Alliance. Ruth Coppinger, who was re-elected in Dublin West, spoke to the Socialist on 29 February.
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