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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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Women fight back against violence and cuts

Sinead Daly reports November 25th marked the start of the annual 16 Days of Activism to End Violence Against Women. Unfortunately, in the year of 2016 – women and men still need to campaign and organise to end the wide ...

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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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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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Socialism 2014: a huge inspirational success

Socialist Party  ‘I feel at home here’. Those were the words so many of the people attending Socialism 2014 used to describe their response to the weekend event. They were workers, trade unionists, anti-cuts campaigners, young people, students and other ...

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Socialist Party victory in Ireland amidst huge anger against austerity

Socialist wins Dublin election www.socialistworld.net The Socialist Party in Ireland has won a significant success with the election of Ruth Coppinger in a by-election to the Dáil, the Irish parliament. Ruth’s electoral district is Dublin West, where she has been ...

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