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Ireland’s United Left Alliance presents its “alternative” budget

By Jordan Shilton, December 17, 2012

The United Left Alliance’s “alternative budget” for Ireland makes clear that the pseudo-left is lining up to defend capitalism against growing opposition within the working class.

Outburst of loyalist violence in Northern Ireland

By Steve James, December 12, 2012

Rioting followed a decision by Belfast City Council to restrict the number of days on which Britain’s Union flag flies over Belfast City Hall.

Irish budget deepens misery for working people

By Jordan Shilton, December 11, 2012

Ireland’s sixth austerity budget in less than five years will intensify the attacks on working people.

Irish unions make show of opposition to new austerity measures

By Jordan Shilton, Dermot Quinn, November 28, 2012

The president of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions, Eugene McGlone, was booed as he started to speak at last Saturday’s anti-austerity march in Dublin.

Irish teachers demonstrate in Dublin against pay cuts

By Jordan Shilton, October 31, 2012

A protest of between 2,000 and 3,000 teachers took place outside the Irish parliament last Wednesday.

Conflicts within EU stall Irish debt deal

By Jordan Shilton, October 27, 2012

The Irish government’s aim of securing a write-down on state debt by the end of October has failed amid growing conflicts within the European Union.

Irish financial elite presses government for deeper austerity

By Jordan Shilton, October 11, 2012

The impact of the on-going global economic crisis on Ireland has prompted demands from the financial elite that the government expand its austerity measures.

Caterpillar to sack 920 workers at FG Wilson, Northern Ireland

By Steve James, September 19, 2012

Caterpillar Inc.’s decision to shift diesel generator production from Northern Ireland to China will cost 760 staff and 160 agency workers their jobs.

Calls grow for slashing pensions in Ireland

By Jordan Shilton, September 19, 2012

A report leaked to the Irish Times has revealed that the fund out of which pensions and social welfare benefits are paid is running an annual deficit of €1.5 billion.

Ireland: Behind Clare Daly’s resignation from Socialist Party

By Dermot Quinn, September 17, 2012

Dublin North member of parliament and long-standing Socialist Party member Clare Daly has announced she has resigned from the party.

IMF urges “more clarity” on Ireland’s austerity plans

By Jordan Shilton, September 13, 2012

The International Monetary Fund has demanded the Irish government lay out detailed plans on how it will slash spending over the next four years.

Sectarian violence erupts in Northern Ireland

By Jordan Shilton, September 7, 2012

Sectarian violence has again flared up on the streets of Belfast.