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Ireland: State attempts to gag the Jobstown Not Guilty campaign

Danny Byrne, CWI  On 29 March, there was a dramatic new twist in the authoritarian offensive of the Irish state.  This offensive is aimed at criminalising protest, in particular the emblematic Jobstown protest against water charges and austerity, which delayed ...

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Rotten core of the Irish capitalist state exposed by McCabe and Jobstown scandals

By Cillian Gillespie, Socialist Party (CWI in Ireland) Over the last number of weeks, the Irish government has been shaken by a controversy surrounding the outrageous smearing of a prominent Garda (police) whistleblower, Maurice McCabe.  At the core of this ...

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Solidarity with #JobstownNotGuilty – Oppose criminalisation of protest

  A mass spontaneous community protest against the visit of the then deputy prime minister – Joan Burton – to the Jobstown area of Dublin in November 2014, led to the arrest and charging of 19 people. They include Socialist ...

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Ireland: Water charges suspended as protest movement and mass boycott forces major retreat by the establishment parties

Katia Hancke, Socialist Party (CWI Ireland), Dublin “What parliament does, the people on the streets can undo”. Mick Barry TD (member of the Irish parliament, the Dáil) accurately described the key reason for the embarrassing climb down forced on the ...

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Ireland: Government routed in general election as socialist left make gains

Danny Byrne, CWI Ireland’s Fine Gael/Labour Party coalition government was routed in general elections on 26 February. A deep class anger at the government’s austerity, especially at the Labour Party’s betrayal of working people, saw voters inflict a humiliating defeat ...

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Irish general election: anti-austerity policies winning popular support

With just three days to go until the general election in the Irish republic on 26 February, opinion polls indicate an important breakthrough for the socialist left is possible. The Socialist Party in Ireland is participating as part of the broader ...

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Europe’s euro-crisis and prospects for class struggle

Kevin Parslow, Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales) The recent events in Greece provided the backdrop to the discussion on Europe at the 2015 Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI) School. Over 300 people from 22 countries attended the CWI ...

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Protest against plans for mass arrests of anti-water charges activists in Ireland

Following the dawn arrests of 4 anti-water tax activists – including Paul Murphy TD (Irish MP) and Anti-Austerity Alliance councillors, Kieran Mahon and Mick Murphy – yesterday in Dublin, new arrests have been made this morning. We publish a statement ...

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