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75 Anniversary of Connolly Association

The policy resolution carried at the Annual General Meeting on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Connolly Association on 9th November 2013

2013-11-11 12:06:50
Available to Download: New Connolly Association Pamphlet

Available here. Includes introduction from Bob Crow, General Secretary of the National union of Rail, Maritime & Transport Workers.

Accompanied by review first published in the Morning Star.

2013-11-11 11:59:01
Available to download: The Missing Piece in the Peace Process by Ken Keable

This pamphlet by Ken Keable is addressed to British readers and its purpose is to explain the Northern Ireland problem, how it arose, and how we can help to solve it.

It was first published by the Connolly Association in 2003, but this is the third edition published in 2007. The views expressed in this pamphlet are the personal views of the author, and not necessarily those of the Connolly Association.

2013-10-16 09:20:18
New Connolly Association Pamphlet: The National Question

Review by Donal Kennedy

2013-09-23 08:47:33
2013 Greaves School - dates announced

The 2013 Greaves School will take place from 13th-15th September in Dublin

Enquiries: web:www.greavesschool.com or email:post@greavesschool.com. The focus this year is “the scattering” -the Irish abroad.

2013-02-13 19:12:04
Glasgow St Patricks Festival Lecture: Jim Larkin and the Dublin Lockout

The Glasgow St. Patrick's festival esteems to promote and celebrate the rich Irish cultural heritage of Glasgow and Scotland. The multi-generational Irish community in Scotland have through the years contributed positively to all sectors of Scottish Society. The cultural dynamics of Gaelic music, language, dance and sport have enjoyed and continue to foster a rich Irish identity and culture in Scotland. The festival looks to act as a vehicle to continue to celebrate this Irish tapestry while promoting and celebrating the cultural diversity of modern Scotland. Glasgow's St. Patrick's festival is open to all the citizens of Scotland. We look forward to seeing you during the festival. The theme of this year’s festival as in 2012 is too raise both awareness and finance for the development of the Glasgow Irish Centre Project.

2013-02-13 19:06:48
Sinn Fein Week in Review 7-13 Feb 2013

Available here.

2013-02-13 19:01:04
Ballymurphy 11 Massacre Campaign

The Ballymurphy 11 were murdered by the British Army during the first 3 days of Internment in 1972. No one was ever brought to justice and the victims have never had the focus of the Bloody Sunday victims. 13 of the 14 Bloody Sunday victims were shot within 20 minutes in full view of the world’s media. The Ballymurphy victims were shot over 3 days in their own back streets. The families demand justice.

2013-02-13 18:57:15
People's News – No 78-79 available here

The latest editions of the news digest of the People's Movement are available here. The People's Movement campaigns against any measures that further develop the EU into a federal super-state and works to defend and enhance popular sovereignty, democracy and social justice in Ireland.

2013-01-31 18:37:42
Socialist Voice January 2013 edition is available here

The latest edition of Socialist Voice, the monthly publication of the Communist Party of Ireland is available here.

2013-01-31 18:34:39
TACKLING THE EU/EUROZONE’S ASSAULT ON NATIONAL DEMOCRACY by Anthony Coughlan

“Where we are on the 40th anniversary of joining the EEC?” Anthony Coughlan reviews 40 years of Ireland's membership of the EEC.

2013-01-31 18:28:20
All Hell Let Loose review by Donal Kennedy

ALL HELL LET LOOSE The World at War 1939-1945 by Max Hastings 748 pp h/b Reviewed by Donal Kennedy Harper Press ISBN 978-0-00-773809-2

2013-01-31 18:17:40
Sinn Fein Weeks in Review: Covering period 27 November 2012 - 09 January 2013

Available to view and download here

2013-01-31 18:08:31
DEATH OF SEAN REDMOND, FORMER CONNOLLY ASSOCIATION GENERAL SECRETARY, IRISH TRADE UNION OFFICIAL AND HISTORIAN

Sean Redmond, former General Secretary of the Connolly Association, died on Saturday 15 December at his home in Drumcondra, Dublin, at the age of 77, having been ill for some time.

2012-12-17 22:34:41
Socialist Voice November edition is available here

The latest edition of Socialist Voice, the monthly publication of the Communist Party of Ireland is available here.

2012-11-28 18:34:10
People's News – No 73-76 available here

The latest editions of the news digest of the People's Movement are available here. The People's Movement campaigns against any measures that further develop the EU into a federal super-state and works to defend and enhance popular sovereignty, democracy and social justice in Ireland.

2012-11-28 18:29:59
Sinn Fein Weeks in Review 21 September - 15 November

Available to view and download here.

2012-11-28 18:19:40
NO2EU: EU winning the Nobel Peace Prize a sick joke

News that the EU has won the Nobel Peace Prize is the sickest joke since US secretary of state Henry Kissinger won it in 1973 while overseeing the fascist coup in Chile and authorising the secret bombing of Laos, No2EU said today.

2012-10-12 13:07:17
People's News – No 71 available here

The latest edition of the news digest of the People's Movement are available here. The People's Movement campaigns against any measures that further develop the EU into a federal super-state and works to defend and enhance popular sovereignty, democracy and social justice in Ireland.

2012-09-17 16:16:26
Outsourcing a further transfer of wealth to big business

Press statement from the Communist Party of Ireland

2012-09-13 09:36:36
Sinn Fein Week in Review 23-30 August 2012

Available to download here.

2012-09-07 08:32:39
Socialist Voice September edition is available here

The latest edition of Socialist Voice, the monthly publication of the Communist Party of Ireland is available here.

2012-09-07 08:29:30
Civil Rights, then and now

A letter from Fionnbarra Ó’Dochartaigh on behalf of the Civil Rights Network.

2012-08-30 14:26:31
People's News – No 70 available here

The latest edition of the news digest of the People's Movement are available here. The People's Movement campaigns against any measures that further develop the EU into a federal super-state and works to defend and enhance popular sovereignty, democracy and social justice in Ireland.

2012-08-30 11:12:26
2012 Desmond Greaves Weekend School

TWENTY-FOURTH DESMOND GREAVES WEEKEND SCHOOL 2012 A weekend of political thought and discussion from Friday to Sunday, 14-16 September 2012 at The Ireland Institute, 27 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

2012-08-24 11:39:24
People's News – No's 68 & 69 available here

The latest editions of the news digest of the People's Movement are available here. The People's Movement campaigns against any measures that further develop the EU into a federal super-state and works to defend and enhance popular sovereignty, democracy and social justice in Ireland.

2012-08-24 11:26:25
Socialist Voice August edition is available here

The latest edition of Socialist Voice, the monthly publication of the Communist Party of Ireland is available here.

2012-08-24 11:20:12
Sinn Féin - Week in Review 27 June -16 August 2012

Available to download here.

2012-08-24 11:14:31
THE NEXT STEP TOWARDS CATASTROPHE: A EUROPEAN BANKING UNION

Press Statement from the National Platform EU Research and Information Centre- Ireland.

2012-06-28 15:35:18
Statement from Sinn Féin president after party's ard comhairle today

As you all know Martin McGuinness has received an invitation from Co-operation Ireland to attend an event in Belfast next week to celebrate the arts and culture across Ireland.....

2012-06-25 15:43:30
Yes victory even more hollow

Press statement from the CPI on the result of the fiscal union treaty referendum

2012-06-22 09:39:58
Sinn Féin - Week in Review 23-30 May 2012

Available to download here.

2012-05-31 16:38:20
An appeal to the Irish people - from the Repudiate the Debt Campaign

Today our people will be voting on the “Fiscal Stability Treaty”––the permanent austerity treaty––we would like to put forward a number of points for you to consider before you vote.

2012-05-31 12:30:24
Communist Party of Ireland urges NO vote on Thursday 31st May

Statement issued by the National Executive Committee calling upon the Irish people to come out and vote No the the permanent austerity treaty.

2012-05-29 13:34:29
"We did it for the euro", admits Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin regarding the 2008 blanket bank guarantee

“We did it for the euro”, former Foreign Minister Micheál Martin admitted today regarding the infamous blanket bank guarantee of 30 September 2008 which shifted the debt of insolvent private Irish banks on to Irish taxpayers.

2012-05-28 10:50:17
Sinn Féin - Week in Review 12-24 May 2012

Available to download here.

2012-05-24 13:42:43
Poll shows 72% of Irish want referendum on European Stability Mechanism

This poll shows a clear majority of Irish voters would support holding a referendum on whether Ireland should ratify the treaty establishing the EU’s new permanent bailout fund, the European Stability Mechanism.

2012-05-24 09:35:37
Workers Party Launch Referendum Website

The Workers’ Party have launched their referendum website outlining the reasons the party is campaigning for a NO vote in the EU Fiscal Treaty campaign.

2012-05-23 09:07:20
People's News – Referendum Special

A referendum special of the news digest of the People's Movement is available here. The People's Movement campaigns against any measures that further develop the EU into a federal super-state and works to defend and enhance popular sovereignty, democracy and social justice in Ireland.

2012-05-23 09:04:45
Socialist Voice May edition is available here

The latest edition of Socialist Voice, the monthly publication of the Communist Party of Ireland is available here.

2012-05-23 09:02:47
CPI: An arrogant and out-of-touch Government

Below is a statement issued by the Communist Party of Ireland was not carried in any of the establishment press. 17 May 2012

2012-05-23 08:57:54
James Connolly Graveside Oration 2012

The following oration was delivered by Robert Griffiths, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Britain on 13th May 2012.

2012-05-19 20:34:09
The imaginary pot of gold at the bottom of Mr Kenny's garden

PRESS STATEMENT FROM SOUTH EAST REGION PEOPLES MOVEMENT

2012-05-14 11:20:51
PRESS STATEMENT: Constitutional challenge in Ireland by Independent MP to the European Stability Mechanism(ESM)Treaty and the Art.136 TFEU amendment to the EU Treaties purporting to authorise this Stability Mechanism

Date: April 17th 2012

From Thomas Pringle, Independent Irish Member of Parliament (TD) for the constituency of Donegal South-West.

2012-04-20 14:14:36
People's News – No.66 available here

The latest edition of the news digest of the People's Movement are available here. The People's Movement campaigns against any measures that further develop the EU into a federal super-state and works to defend and enhance popular sovereignty, democracy and social justice in Ireland.

2012-04-02 09:39:03
Workers Party policy document on The Fiscal Stability Pact / Austerity Treaty & 10 Things you ned to know about the Austerity Treaty

Both available to download here.

2012-03-15 09:38:13
Sinn Féin welcomes referendum announcement - Adams

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams TD has welcomed the announcement by the government there will be a referendum on the austerity treaty.

2012-03-15 09:33:34
Sinn Fein - Week in Reviews. Covering period 09 Feb - 08 March

Available to download here.

2012-03-15 09:32:20
People's News – No.64 & 65 are available here

The latest editions,No.64 & 65, of the news digest of the People's Movement are available here. The People's Movement campaigns against any measures that further develop the EU into a federal super-state and works to defend and enhance popular sovereignty, democracy and social justice in Ireland.

2012-03-15 09:27:52
Socialist Voice March edition is available here

The latest edition of Socialist Voice, the monthly publication of the Communist Party of Ireland is available here.

2012-03-15 09:23:44
Ruan O'Donnell launches his new book on Republican prisoners in Britain

Irish historian Ruan O'Donnell will launch his major new book “Special Category, The IRA in English prisons, Vol. 1 1968-1978” at the London Irish Centre, 50-52 Camden Square, London NQ1 on Friday 9th March at 6.30 for 7 p.m.

2012-03-07 09:48:47
MARSHALL FAMILY SAY NEW BOOK ON CONTROVERSIAL LURGAN MURDER WILL CONFIRM BRITISH STATE INVOLVEMENT

The family of a Lurgan man, Sam Marshall, murdered in highly controversial circumstances in March 1990, are to launch a book this week detailing further and hitherto unknown details about the killing. The book will be formally launched in Lurgan on Wednesday 7th March to coincide with the 22nd anniversary of Mr Marshall’s murder.

2012-03-05 11:25:33
IMPORTANT REMINDER: TUES 28th - Sinn Fein seminar: Economic Crisis, lessons from Ireland

The meeting will provide a timely opportunity to discuss the issues underpinning the economic crisis, and the solutions. Senior Sinn Fein figures from Ireland will outline the party’s perspective on the need for a different economic strategy, one of investment to stimulate growth and create jobs, as an alternative to cuts and austerity being imposed in the south of Ireland, and in the north by the Westminster government. Alongside Sinn Fein’s perspective towards an all-Ireland economy and Irish unity, there are clear common issues including increasing concerns on the effects on jobs, public services and the effects on ordinary people’s lives in general. The meeting will look at why a progressive and better way forward is both possible and necessary.

2012-02-27 16:57:23
Irish Sovereignty: “Like a Conquered Province…”

This is the second of a two-part op-ed. Joe Jamison is president of the Irish-American Labor Coalition. He writes in a personal capacity. It first appeared in the Irish Echo.

2012-02-27 16:55:08
If Not Alarmed, Pay Attention

by Joe Jamison president of the Irish-American Labor Coalition writing in a personal capacity. This article first appeared in the Irish Echo, NY Wed. Feb. 8, 2012.

2012-02-08 14:18:34
Sinn Féin - Week in Review 2-8 February 2012

Available to download here

2012-02-08 14:04:48
People's News – No.63 is available here

The latest edition, 03.02.2012, of the news digest of the People's Movement is available here. The People's Movement campaigns against any measures that further develop the EU into a federal super-state and works to defend and enhance popular sovereignty, democracy and social justice in Ireland.

2012-02-08 11:14:53
London launch of Setting The Truth Free: The Inside Story of the Bloody Sunday Justice Campaign by Julieann Campbell

Friday 3 February 2012, 6.30pm. 1 Bloomsbury St, London, WC1B 3QE

2012-02-02 13:59:00
More than austerity: the price of fiscal compact treaty

Statement from People's Movement.

2012-02-01 15:09:26
Coughlan - The latest extraordinary proposal from Germany for the Eurozone

Saturday 28 January 2012 from the The National Platform EU Research and Information Centre

2012-01-30 11:34:52
Workers Party demand Irish referendum on "Austerity Treaty"

The Workers Party today publically demanded that the government hold a referendum on the new Treaty on Stability, Co-ordination and Governance, more aptly known as the Austerity Treaty.

2012-01-25 14:00:51
Fiscal austerity is the watchword of the EU

Press statement from People's Movement on publication of 4th draft of fiscal compact treaty

2012-01-20 15:03:09
Irish President Appoints Emigrant Advocate to Council of State

Sally Mulready, a prominent supporter of Irish emigrant rights, has been appointed by President Michael D Higgins as one of his seven members of the Council of State.

2012-01-20 09:29:30
Sinn Féin calls for EU referendum pledge

Sinn Féin has called on the government to commit to a referendum on the planned EU fiscal treaty.

2012-01-19 14:20:18
Sinn Féin - Week in Review 12-19 January 2012

Available to download here

2012-01-19 14:15:31
People's News – No.62 is available here

The latest edition, 16.01.2012, of the news digest of the People's Movement is available here. The People's Movement campaigns against any measures that further develop the EU into a federal super-state and works to defend and enhance popular sovereignty, democracy and social justice in Ireland.

2012-01-18 09:03:21
Socialist Voice January edition is available here

The latest edition of Socialist Voice, the monthly publication of the Communist Party of Ireland is available here.

2012-01-17 14:45:47
25th Anniversary of the late Raymond Crotty’s successful injunction

This Saturday, Christmas Eve, will be the 25th anniversary of the successful injunction action taken by the late Raymond Crotty, Irish economist and historian, on the European Community’s Single European Act treaty.

2011-12-22 09:30:01
Seán Garland - Extradition Case

High Court in Dublin this morning dismissed the United States Government application for the extradition of Seán Garland. Read more here.

2011-12-21 15:05:22
End days for democracy?

Aqualitative change is taking place within the European Union, where it is crystal clear that national independence and democracy are being dumped without formal procedure or public announcement. By John Boyd from the Campaign Against Euro Federalism

2011-12-21 14:42:17
People's News – No.61 is available here

The latest edition, 18.12.2011, of the news digest of the People's Movement is available here. The People's Movement campaigns against any measures that further develop the EU into a federal super-state and works to defend and enhance popular sovereignty, democracy and social justice in Ireland.

2011-12-19 12:24:41
Socialist Voice December edition is available here

The latest edition of Socialist Voice, the monthly publication of the Communist Party of Ireland is available here.

2011-12-13 12:52:54
Gerry Adams deeply concerned with Eurozone deal

Speaking following a briefing by the Taoiseach on the detail of last Fridays Eurozone crisis summit agreement, Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams said that he is deeply concerned that the Taoiseach has signed an agreement that will have long lasting and negative consequences for ordinary citizens in Ireland and across the EU.

2011-12-13 12:31:41
Sinn Fein: A budget devoid of hope

Speaking in the Dáil on 7th December during budgetary statements by party leaders Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD accused the government of producing “A budget devoid of hope”.

2011-12-13 12:25:26
DENNY ON EU SUMMIT: Beware the great deception

The Coalition may appear ‘spilt’ on approach but it's united on strategy....reduce Britain's productive sector, ship jobs out and cheap labour in, reduce workers' rights and welfafe protection, hand over control of finance, borders and foreign policy to a Brussels mafia led by German capital. Brian Denny analyses the latest sea step towards an EU superstate.

2011-12-13 12:18:24
Rui Paz on "Euro-Germanic chauvanism"

The following article by Rui Paz was translated from the Portuguese newspaper “Avante!”.

2011-12-13 12:13:56
Germany In the Driving Seat

Statement by the Communist Party of Ireland 09.12.2011

2011-12-13 12:11:50
Exposed: so-called legal guarantees on Lisbon Treaty

Revelations that the Government has only started the process to give “full effect in EU law” to the so-called legal guarantees on taxation policy, “right to life“, education and the family, military neutrality and workers' rights produced prior to the second Lisbon referendum to con sufficient enough numbers of Irish voters into voting Yes in a second referendum to the very same treaty that they had rejected in the first one does not augur well for its adherence to democratic and constitutional probity on the upcoming intergovernmental treaty..

2011-12-13 12:08:45
People's News – No.60 is available here

The latest edition, 6.12.2011, of the news digest of the People's Movement is available here. The People's Movement campaigns against any measures that further develop the EU into a federal super-state and works to defend and enhance popular sovereignty, democracy and social justice in Ireland.

2011-12-13 12:07:20
WHAT IRELAND'S POLICY SHOULD BE ON THE EURO-CURRENCY CRISIS

Statement by Anthony Coughlan for the National Platform EU Research and Information Centre, Dublin

2011-12-09 09:21:22
Can economic scare mongering and promises of jam tomorrow deny us our democratic right?

The People's Movement issued a statement following a meeting of its Executive Committee on Sunday.

2011-12-09 09:20:12
One year on – who is being bailed out?

Speaking on the first anniversary of the EU/IMF austerity programme Sinn Féin finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty described the programme as “a bailout for the banks not for ordinary citizens.”

2011-11-30 10:27:51
Bloody Sunday 2012 March for Justice Update

Civil Rights Bloody Sunday ‘March for Justice’ 2012, Solidarity Event

2011-11-25 08:48:37
British rail staff told to take German lessons to operate track equipment

Rail union RMT has revealed that rail workers are being told to take German lessons as part of their training course for operating new track equipment.

2011-11-23 08:49:07
German budget committee discusses Irish budget documents

Sinn Féin Finance Spokesperson Pearse Doherty TD has called on An Taoiseach Enda Kenny to give a report to the Dáil on his meeting with Angela Merkel including exactly what details and documents he gave to his German counterpart.

2011-11-23 08:38:22
Is There a Future for the European Union?

When the so-called “dismal science” – economics — resorts to hollow metaphors like “contagion,” “belt-tightening,” “toxic,” or “tsunami” to describe economic facts and events, one might reasonably wonder if it represents dismay more than science. For sure, practitioners in this field eschew metaphors for technical jargon in their narrow academic studies that have earned many prizes and peer acclaim. But these studies have proven singularly unhelpful in explaining or resolving the four years of chaos that has befallen the global economy.

2011-11-23 08:34:37
November Political Statement of the Communist Party of Ireland

At an extended meeting of the National Executive Committee of the Communist Party of Ireland, on Saturday 12th November, communists from around the country gathered to discuss the deepening crisis of the system and its impact on the people, north and south.

2011-11-23 08:31:20
FG TD calls says that staying in euro" could mean end of the states fiscal autonomy" - Examiner

Under the by-line of Mary Regan and the Examiner's EU Correspondent Ann Cahill and the heading “Decision to stay in Eurozone needed soon: FG TD”, there is a report to the effect that Dublin South East TD Eoghan Murphy has said that staying in the euro “could mean the end of the state's fiscal autonomy”, while exiting could signal “the beginning of our economic recovery”.

2011-11-23 08:27:39
Goldman Sachs’ role in killing democracy across Europe

contribution by Josh Ryan-Collins

2011-11-23 08:26:01
Socialist Voice November edition is available here

The latest edition of Socialist Voice, the monthly publication of the Communist Party of Ireland is available here.

2011-11-23 08:24:22
People's News – No.59 is available here

The latest edition, 16.11.2011, of the news digest of the People's Movement is available here. The People's Movement campaigns against any measures that further develop the EU into a federal super-state and works to defend and enhance popular sovereignty, democracy and social justice in Ireland.

2011-11-23 08:21:56
Sinn Féin - Week in Review 11-18 November 2011

Available to download here

2011-11-23 08:18:30
Ballymurphy Massacre Victims

Today the Attorney General has announced the reopening of all of the 10 flawed inquests into the Ballymurphy Massacre. Families will hold a press conference today Tuesday 15th November at 10.30am in Corpus Christy Church Hall Ballymurphy, Belfast.

2011-11-15 08:45:42
UNESCO membership is a milestone towards freedom for the Palestinian people – Sinn Féin

Sinn Féin spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, Pádraig Mac Lochlainn, has described the vote to accept Palestine as a full member at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), as a “milestone towards freedom for the Palestinian people.”

2011-11-01 13:35:12
24 PSNI officers quit rather than face punishment

The PSNI has been urged to review its disciplinary process after it emerged that officers accused of misconduct have been escaping punishment by quitting their jobs. Belfast Telegraph 01/11/11

2011-11-01 11:22:40
PEOPLE’S MOVEMENT PRESS STATEMENT:

The Tuesday 12 noon payment of €700,623,555 to the unsecured, unguaranteed bond-holders of Anglo-Irish Bank is yet another instalment of a programme of sacrifices demanded of the people of this country as their contribution to saving the Euro.

2011-10-31 14:23:24
PCP: On the conclusions of the recent European Union summits

Statement by the Secretariat of the Central Committee of the Portuguese Communist Party on the conclusions of the recent European Union summits.

2011-10-31 14:21:06
People's News – No.58 is available here

The latest edition, 30.10.2011, of the news digest of the People's Movement is available here. The People's Movement campaigns against any measures that further develop the EU into a federal super-state and works to defend and enhance popular sovereignty, democracy and social justice in Ireland.

2011-10-31 12:38:08
People’s Pledge to campaign for referendum on next ‘fiscal union’ treaty – new blog

The coalition government intends to force through the forthcoming EU treaty next year on a whipped vote and without a referendum. David Cameron is in favour of the Eurozone countries pressing ahead to full fiscal and political union even though the voters of Germany, France and the other member states will not be consulted in referenda about this new centralisation of power.

2011-10-31 11:47:16
ROBERT BALLAGH DONATES RIVERDANCE ROYALTIES TO IRISH SHIP TO GAZA

Renowned artist Robert Ballagh has donated all royalties from the recent performance of Riverdance in Israel to the Irish Ship to Gaza campaign. As the set designer for Riverdance, Mr. Ballagh had opposed the performance in Israel saying that Israel should be boycotted until Israeli apartheid policies against the Palestinians are ended.

2011-10-31 11:14:57
Ballymurphy Photo Exhibition

Ballymurphy Massacre Families will launch photo exhibition Reflexions On Internment on Tuesday 1st november in Whiterock library, Ballymurphy at 10.30am

2011-10-31 11:03:53
Repudiate the Debt Campaign - the banks have burst.

Looming large over the coming week that is what is set to have a huge impact on the lives of all the people of Ireland, or at least the 99% of Irish people. On Tuesday the 2nd of November $1,ooo,ooo,ooo of unguaranteed, unsecured private debt, come Anglo’s debt, come IRBC’s debt, come Central bank’s ELA’s debt, come the Irish Taxpayer’s debt, will be paid out by the Irish sovereign to meet the demands of Mr Trichet and his troika team with the passive consent of our elected Government. Countless more billions have flown and will continue to flow out of these banks, which the Irish public are paying for. Just like the true force of nature was demonstrated this past Monday, how our European peer’s deal with the Irish state reveals the true nature of their power.

2011-10-26 12:41:05
Book Review: THE FLIGHT OF THE EARLS

Imeacht na nIarlai Edited by David Finnegan, Eamonn O Ciardha and Marie-Claire Peters. GUILDHALL PRESS, Derry. Dec 2010. £40.00 Stg. 300 pp h/b. Reviewed by Donal Kennedy.

2011-10-26 09:14:30
Breaking news: Rebel MPs who voted FOR Referendum Motion

List courtesy of the Peoples Pledge campaign.

2011-10-25 09:02:42
A 50th Anniversary that passed almost un-noticed

France – The Paris massacre of 17 October 1961

The massacre by the police of hundreds of North Africans in Paris on 17 October 1961 is one of the remaining hidden stains on French twentieth century history. In a feature article written specially for Searchlight, the French anti-fascist researcher Henri Lorrain explains the background and events of that fateful day.

2011-10-25 08:53:36
Democracy’s defenders rally before crunch vote on EU referendum

by John Millington. First appeared in the Morning Star on Sat 22nd October.

2011-10-24 14:24:58
Obituary: Paddy Byrne 1912-2011

Charlie Cunningham remembers Paddy Byrne who died in mid-Summer.

2011-10-24 14:20:23
Martin McGuinness challenges Gallagher and Higgins to set out views on government austerity plans and EU/IMF bailout

Presidential candidate Martin McGuinness is canvassing in Dublin today. Mr. McGuinness said: “There is a choice in this election. It is a choice between the establishment parties and someone like me who stands with the people. The fact is that Sean Gallagher’s party wrecked the economy and Michael D. Higgins party are now making the people of Ireland pay for it. These parties are responsible for crushing austerity, emigration and unemployment. I would challenge both candidates to set out clearly their views on the austerity and the IMF/EU bailout deal".

2011-10-21 12:06:56
Sinn Féin to continue process of engagement with Troika

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams has described the meeting between the party and the Troika as “a useful and frank discussion”.

2011-10-21 08:45:07
People's News – No.57 is available here

The latest edition, 17.10.2011, of the news digest of the People's Movement is available here. The People's Movement campaigns against any measures that further develop the EU into a federal super-state and works to defend and enhance popular sovereignty, democracy and social justice in Ireland.

2011-10-20 19:44:01
PEOPLE'S PLEDGE: Three things you can do, now!

STOP PRESS: Government takes fright and moves debate to this Monday to avoid the lobby. LOBBY GOES AHEAD from noon on 24th. At the moment the capitalist press reports the Pledge as a move by dissident Tories, yet the Campaign has significant input from the labour movement. Lobby your Labour MP and get them to speak up in the debate. Demand the right that the People have a say.

2011-10-20 09:08:03
COMMUNIST PARTY OF IRELAND: The Great Oil & Gas Rip-Off

The decision by Pat Rabbitte, Minister for Communications, Energy, and Natural Resources, to issue thirteen new exploration licences for oil and gas in Irish territorial waters is nothing more than the complete abandonment by this state of any control of these resources that belong to the Irish people or the right to derive any significant benefit from them for our people.

2011-10-17 16:46:19
Foreign riot police may now be operating in Greece.

Did you know that the EU has its own riot police that can operate in any European country but is answerable directly to none of them? No I didn’t either. By Golem XIV on October 14, 2011.

2011-10-17 12:57:54
Who pulls the strings?

The Chancellor of the Exchequer left the Tory Party's Manchester rally for Brussels to attend an Economic and Financial Affairs Council (Ecofin) meeting of EU finance ministers. This is one of several EU councils consisting of ministers such as those for agriculture and transport. Council meetings are normally held monthly and in secret where decisions are mainly taken by qualified majority voting in which Britain has 29 votes out of 345, writes John Boyd (CAEF) in the Morning Star

2011-10-14 15:00:21
European Treaty changes should not be countenanced by Irish Government – Doherty

Sinn Féin Finance Spokesperson Pearse Doherty has said the government should reject any proposals to cede more power to the European Union as a response to the Eurozone crisis.

2011-10-11 14:59:25
The Making Of An Irish Communist Leader - The Life And Times Of Michael O'Riordan 1938-1947

by Michael Quinn (Communist Party of Ireland, £6) reviewed by David Granville first appeared in the Morning Star

2011-10-11 09:31:45
Sean McLoughlin, Ireland's Forgotten Revolutionary

by Charlie McGuire – Merlin Press, £15.95 reviewed by David Granville first appeared in the Morning Star

2011-10-11 09:29:49
Sinn Féin - Week in Review 1-8 October2011

Available to download here

2011-10-11 09:24:27
People's Movement: Raymond Crotty Lecture 2011

“Rancher and Banking Interests in the Modern Irish Economy”

2011-10-11 09:22:52
Sinn Féin now second most popular party - poll

Sinn Féin has become the second most popular political party in the country, according to the latest Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll.

2011-10-10 15:56:39
McGuinness discusses partition in Donegal

Speech delivered by presidential candidate Martin McGuinness at the Clanree Hotel, Letterkenny, Co Donegal Saturday 8 October 2011

2011-10-10 14:58:46
Alternative to bank bailouts and austerity needed to solve Euro crisis – Doherty

Speaking during a debate on the crisis in the Eurozone, Sinn Féin finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty said that the government’s approach to the Eurozone crisis is clearly failing and that a new approach is needed.

2011-10-10 14:55:10
Social Justice Network launched in Derry

ON the 43rd anniversary of Derry’s first civil rights march in 1968, key organisers of that historic event were amongst a well-attended private function, held in the city on October 5th. At the end of a period of lively and enlightening discussions, the attendance unanimously passed the following resolution: “that this gathering supports the proposal to establish a grass-roots, cross-community, anti-sectarian and non-party political Social Justice Network, to promote human rights and civil liberties”

2011-10-10 14:47:54
Cullinane calls for support for extension of presidential voting rights

Sinn Féin Senator David Cullinane has called for presidential voting rights to be extended to northern citizens and to the Irish diaspora. Senator Cullinane was speaking today ahead of a Seanad debate on a Sinn Féin motion on the extension of presidential voting rights.

2011-10-05 14:55:35
Sean Garland High Court case update

At a brief High Court hearing this morning (Wed 5th October) Judge Edwards adjourned the case “for mention” until Wednesday 16th November. It is presumed that on that date he will give a date in December when he will deliver a judgement.

2011-10-05 14:53:43
Workers Party of Ireland: Tomas MacGiolla Commemoration event

Please see the attached document for the most up-to-date details on the Tomás Mac Giolla commemoration event which will take place on Saturday 15th October.

2011-10-05 14:50:23
Socialist Voice October edition is available here

The latest edition of Socialist Voice, the monthly publication of the Communist Party of Ireland is available here.

2011-10-04 16:07:56
PMB on presidential voting rights for all Irish citizens

The Sinn Féin Seanad team has tabled a motion to extend presidential voting rights to all Irish citizens.

2011-10-04 14:48:04
Connolly Association makes its presence felt at Cable Street

A large delegation of CA activists took to Cable Street on Sunday 2nd October to celebrate the role played there 75 years by the Irish in Britain in challenging racism and fascism.

2011-10-04 09:10:50
Save the Irish Post meeting

The All Party Parliamentary Group on the Irish in Britain to save the Irish post. Invitation letter available for download here.

2011-10-04 08:48:05
REMINDER: DUBLIN CONFERENCE

The EU in crisis Prospects for regaining Ireland’s sovereignty.

Friday-Saturday 7-8 October 2011 in the Ireland Institute 27 Pearse Street Dublin 2

2011-10-04 08:46:08
The hidden Europe agenda

A partial default for Greece cooked up over the past few days by the EU, IMF and European Central Bank is an attempt to save both the banks who own the debt and the euro, writes John Boyd (CAEF) in the Morning Star

2011-09-29 10:20:28
Patriotic action would be to seek Irish debt write-down – Doherty

Sinn Féin finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty said today that the Irish government must seek a meeting with its EU counterparts to discuss a write down of Irish debt.

2011-09-28 16:40:18
All-Ireland Bill of Rights must be established – Cullinane

Speaking in the Seanad today Sinn Féin Senator David Cullinane called for the full establishment of an All-Ireland Bill of Rights as envisaged under the Good Friday Agreement.

2011-09-28 16:18:13
AKEL on decision of Conference of Presidents of the European Parliament to discuss the issue of Turkey's threats at the plenum of the EP

The European Parliament will discuss this coming Tuesday at a plenary session level Turkey's threats against The Republic of Cyprus. This will be preceded by a Policy Statement of the Council of the European Union and European Commission and a debate will subsequently follow in the body.

2011-09-25 12:13:36
Irish American Labor Coalition signalled a new direction

The year 1981 was a time of anguish for Irish America. Every day the mass media reported the republican hunger strikers’ worsening health and agonizing deaths. Their heroic self-sacrifice was met by the cruel intransigence of the Thatcher government. Community outrage spurred something new in 1981. Top union leaders of Irish background or birth concluded that pious resolutions about non-discrimination and re-unification, passed at trade union conventions, were no longer enough. They wanted political action. They created an independent committee working within the U.S. trade unions, not taking its lead from any political party. Thus began the Irish American Labor Coalition.

2011-09-23 13:42:06
Oireachtas members and MEP call for referendum

Twenty-six members of the Oireachtas and one MEP, have joined in an initiative with the People’s Movement (which campaigned against the Lisbon Treaty in the two referenda) to demand that the Irish electorate have the determining say by way of referendum on the proposals to establish a permanent eurozone fund by Treaty amendments that will be binding on Ireland.

2011-09-23 08:42:59
Advance Notice Important Conference

The EU in crisis: Prospects for regaining Ireland’s sovereignty. Friday-Saturday 7-8 October 2011 in the Ireland Institute, 27 Pearse Street Dublin 2

2011-09-22 09:07:33
People's News – No.56 is available here

The latest edition, 21.09.2011, of the news digest of the People's Movement is available here. The People's Movement campaigns against any measures that further develop the EU into a federal super-state and works to defend and enhance popular sovereignty, democracy and social justice in Ireland.

2011-09-22 09:04:29
Sinn Féin - Week in Review 16-22 September 2011

Available to download here

2011-09-21 14:45:09
Sale of strategic state assets an act of treachery – Ó Snodaigh

Sinn Féin TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh has anyone who recklessly disposes of strategic state assets is acting treacherously.

2011-09-21 11:34:51
Geithner’s European Junket

by MIKE WHITNEY. On Thursday–exactly 3 years after Lehman Brothers defaulted igniting the greatest financial crisis in 70 years–the world’s most powerful central banks launched a massive intervention to staunch a liquidity squeeze in the eurozone that threatened to wreak havoc on the EU banking system.

2011-09-19 15:46:50
EU-IMF role in the Electricity Supply Board sell off highlighted

The Sinn Féin Dáil team have published a Private Members' motion on the Labour/Fine Gael Government's decision to sell a stake in the ESB at the behest of the EU-IMF

2011-09-19 11:43:37
AGREED IRELAND FORUM - fringe meeting at Labour conference

Within the framework of the Forum’s focus on pressing the case for Irish unity, this year’s fringe meeting: “Debt Crisis and the Cause of Ireland” is an opportunity for Labour members to engage in discussion with Irish trade union leaders about the economic crisis and the need for an effective political response across Britain and Ireland.

2011-09-19 11:12:22
Film to slander Frank Ryan as ‘Nazi Collaborator’

IBMT Ireland Secretary Manus O’Riordan writes:

2011-09-16 14:43:59
Sinn Féin - Week in Review 9-16 September 2011

Available to download here

2011-09-16 14:26:29
There is still a little time left for Ireland to foil this power grab by the Eurozone elite - Coughlan

Anthony Coughlan describes why we need a public enquiry into the sheer civic irresponsibility and governmental incompetence of the politicians and senior bureaucrats who pushed the Irish State into the Euro area in 1999

2011-09-16 11:26:29
Sinn Féin will fight against further erosion of fiscal sovereignty – Doherty

Speaking at a public meeting tonight on the subject of ‘understanding the Euro crisis’, Sinn Féin finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty TD has said that Sinn Féin “will fight tooth and nail against any further erosion of Irish fiscal sovereignty.”

2011-09-16 11:23:38
Audit of the Irish debt crisis

The Debit Audit of the Irish debt crisis has just been published. The audit was carried out by a number of leading Irish academics and was sponsored by a number of Irish NGO's Action from Ireland (Afri), Debt and Development Coalition Ireland (DDCI) and the Unite trade union.

Available to download here.

2011-09-15 16:06:29
Adams calls for referendum on European Stability Mechanism

Sinn Féin Leader Gerry Adams TD has slammed the decision of the government to push through an amendment to one of the two EU Treaties which establishes the European Stability Mechanism.

2011-09-15 15:43:49
EU Commissioner's comments "hurtful and irresponsible" – Mac Lochlainn

Sinn Féin spokesperson on European affairs Pádraig Mac Lochlainn TD has condemned comments attributed to EU Energy Commissioner, Günther Oettinger as reported in the online edition of the German newspaper, Der Spiegel.

Der Spiegel reported comments from Commissioner Oettinger suggesting that “deficit sinners” such as Ireland should have their national flags flown at half mast outside EU buildings “as a detterent”.

2011-09-13 20:14:12
Honohan admits “opportunities missed” during EU/IMF deal negotiation

Following questioning from Sinn Féin Finance Spokesperson Pearse Doherty TD during today’s Oireachtas Finance Committee meeting with the Governor of the Central Bank, Patrick Honohan admitted that there were “opportunities missed” during the negotiation of the EU/IMF austerity deal because it was “done quickly”.

2011-09-12 09:34:04
75th Anniversary celebrations of the Battle of Cable Street: Sunday 2nd October, East London

This year marks the 75th anniversary of a key moment in the 20th Century struggle against fascism in this Country, the Battle of Cable Street. The Connolly Association is supporting the celebrations and rally on Sunday 2nd October in East London and all members are urged to attend what should be a magnificent day.

A flyer is available for download.

2011-09-12 09:23:58
People's News – No.55 is available here

The latest edition, 30.08.2011, of the news digest of the People's Movement is available here. The People's Movement campaigns against any measures that further develop the EU into a federal super-state and works to defend and enhance popular sovereignty, democracy and social justice in Ireland.

2011-09-12 09:19:49
Socialist Voice September edition is available here

The latest edition of Socialist Voice, the monthly publication of the Communist Party of Ireland is available here.

2011-09-12 09:16:14
TONIGHT: Emergency Meeting to Save the Irish Post

HOUSE OF COMMONS

LONDON SW1A 0AA

All Party Parliamentary Group on the Irish in Britain

2011-09-07 17:07:57
All-Ireland Civil Rights Network plan

FOR more than two decades the Derry-based October 5th Association have employed computer technology to maintain linkages with other 1968 civil rights veterans, scores of similar groupings, the radio and print media,  and literally hundreds of  sympathetic  individuals, both at home and abroad. Now its local activists intend to deepen and broaden its work on several fronts, on an all-Ireland and global basis, by publicly launching an Irish Civil Rights Network on the web.

2011-08-30 14:52:34
A POISONED CHALICE OF EU POWER - the impending European Stability Mechanism (ESM) Treaty

by Dr Oliver Marc Hartwich, Research Fellow, Centre for Independent Studies, 25 Aug 2011

2011-08-26 13:03:11
PROTEST against Construction Industry Blacklisting

On 30th – 31st August 2011 in the Central London Employment Tribunal, the UK construction industry will stand accused of systematically breaching the human rights of thousands of building workers

Dave Smith v Carillion Plc is a test case on the use of the Human Rights Act in employment law

2011-08-26 09:24:48
Sinn Fein - Week in Review available here

Sinn Fein Double Week in Review 10-24 August 2011 available here. Week in Review is circulated from Sinn Fein in London, by Sinn Fein MPs.

2011-08-25 11:28:57
House of cards

The much heralded recovery from the 2007/8 economic crisis has proven short lived and the policies pursued by the the Obama administration of “quantitative easing”, the European Union's ongoing attempts to prop up a collapsing financial system have shown not to provide any long term solutions. The Irish government pathetically follows the orders coming from the European Union.

2011-08-22 08:59:28
Portuguese MEP on the outcome of the Eurozone countries Summit

Statement by João Ferreira, Member of the European Parliament, Portuguese Communist Party.

2011-08-19 15:35:51
Sinn Fein: no transfer of powers acceptable for solving crisis

Commenting on a meeting of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy in Paris today, Sinn Fein TD Peadar Tóibín said it is not satisfactory for Irish citizens or indeed European citizens that only two heads of state are meeting to discuss what is the deepest crisis facing the eurozone and European citizens since the union was formed.

2011-08-18 12:33:34
The Workers’ Party: Merkel and Sarkozy plan is recipe for disaster

Padraig Mannion, EU spokesperson of the Workers' Party, has slated the Merkel-Sarkozy plan for the Euro as economically incompetent and politically disastrous, and said it must be rejected out of hand by the government.

2011-08-18 10:13:31
Markets on the brink

John Foster in the Morning Star 17.08.11

2011-08-17 14:54:39
Join the rally for an In/Out referendum

Supporters of a referendum on EU membership will rally at Central Hall in Westminster on Saturday 22 October.

2011-08-17 14:38:42
Peter Daly Society Wexford to unveil memorial stone

The recently formed Peter Daly Society Wexford will unveil a memorial stone to the Socialist Republican Peter Daly in Monageer (Enniscorthy) Co. Wexford on Saturday the 3rd of September at 6.00 pm

2011-08-16 15:40:20
Socialist Voice August edition is available here

Socialist Voice is the monthly publication of the Communist Party of Ireland

2011-08-16 12:40:52
People's News – No.54 is available here

The latest edition, 14.08.2011, of the news digest of the People's Movement is available here. The People's Movement campaigns against any measures that further develop the EU into a federal super-state and works to defend and enhance popular sovereignty, democracy and social justice in Ireland.

2011-08-16 12:37:26
Adams commemorates 1981 Hunger Strikers

Gerry Adams Speech at the Camlough South Armagh Commemoration of the 1981 Hunger Strikes 30 years ago.

2011-08-16 12:22:12
International campaign for the recognition of an independent, sovereign Palestinian State

The World Federation of Trade Unions continuing its long lasting solidarity with the Palestinian people and its resistance against the occupation announces the launching of an international campaign for the recognition of the Palestinian State with the 1967 borders and East Jerusalem as its capital.

2011-08-09 15:46:00
For Strong and Weak, Debt Pressures Rattle Europe

GENEVA — The almighty dollar used to be the world’s safest refuge in times of trouble. But what do you do when you are worried about the dollar, as many people are now?

2011-08-09 10:43:49
People's News – No.53 is available here

The latest edition, 30.07.2011, of the news digest of the People's Movement is available here. The People's Movement campaigns against any measures that further develop the EU into a federal super-state and works to defend and enhance popular sovereignty, democracy and social justice in Ireland.

2011-08-01 08:31:33
BBC whitewashes Tory interference in Northern Ireland

BBC coverage of the accounts filed by political parties in Northern Ireland downplay major interference by the Conservative Party.

2011-07-29 15:29:43
No relief for working people in new EU deal

Statement by the Communist Party of Ireland 22 July 2011

2011-07-29 12:03:18
Tory Attacks on Irish Traveller Community

Demonstrate on Saturday Sept 10 against the £18 million eviction of 90 Traveller families from their homes and Eric Pickles's Localism bill.

2011-07-29 10:28:24
Full Programme of the 2011 Greaves School

The full programme of the 2011 Greaves School is now available here.

2011-07-28 10:30:18
EU proposals for changes to the Common Fisheries Policy will do untold damage to the Irish Fishing Industry - Colreavy TD

Michael Colreavy TD, Sinn Féin spokesperson on Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, on announcements by the EU of the Common Fisheries Policy Proposals for reform last Wednesday.

2011-07-27 10:40:59
Meeting EU/IMF targets is no measure of recovery - Doherty

Speaking last week in response to the latest quarterly review by the EU/IMF & ECB of Irelands EU/IMF support programme, Sinn Féin Finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty said “implementing a failed programme is not an indicator of success.”

2011-07-27 10:38:28
Greaves School

Friday to Sunday 9th to 11th September 2011

2011-07-24 12:39:57
What the Euro-Federalists want in the face of the debt crisis

by Anthony Coughlan In mid-July British Chancellor George Osborne said that he now favoured the 17 Eurozone States moving towards a fiscal/political union as the best way of saving the euro-currency, but that the UK had no intention of joining that.

2011-07-24 12:35:04
Kenyans win right to sue British Government

Four Kenyan nationals who allege torture and abuse by British colonial forces during the Mau Mau uprising won the right today to sue the British government in a landmark High Court ruling.

2011-07-22 08:48:12
The Crisis of the Euro

“Apart from that, Mrs Lincoln, did you enjoy the play? “ Anthony Coughlan, Director of The National Platform EU Research and Information Centre analyses the need for a referendum in Ireland on the European Stability Mechanism.

2011-07-21 14:08:54
Labour MPs protest outside Treasury against new euro bail outs

Labour MPs, Kate Hoey and John Cryer joined People's Pledge campaigners outside HM Treasury in Westminster, London today to urge the Government not to be drawn into any new Euro bail outs – without an EU Referendum. They were joined by Brian Denny representing Trades Unionists Against the EU Constitution.

2011-07-21 13:57:10
WFDY condemns the EU-India Free Trade Agreement

World Federation of Democratic Youth condemns the European Union-India Free Trade Agreement as a deal by imperialists for imperialists. Leaflet available here.

2011-07-21 10:27:18
People’s Pledge Congress for an EU Referendum

On October 22nd 2011, at 10:30am the inaugural People’s Pledge Congress will be held. MPs, journalists, trade unionists, businessmen and members of the People’s Pledge campaign team will be amongst the guest speakers.

2011-07-20 11:39:53
German Imperialism to emerge the victor in Libya war

The serious tensions developing among the countries attacking Libya are enhancing Germany's future chances of influence on this North African country.

2011-07-19 18:04:20
Total EU/IMF profit on Irish loans to exceed €13 billion

Speaking in response to new figures released by the Department of Finance on Wednesday 13th July, Sinn Féin Finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty TD has said that the total EU/IMF profit on loans to Ireland will exceed €13 billion. Dail Questions and Govt responses included.

2011-07-14 10:17:22
People's Movement policy on reform of the Common Fisheries Policy

PRESS STATEMENT FROM PEOPLE'S MOVEMENT ON PUBLICATION OF EU COMMISSION'S PROPOSALS FOR REFORM OF COMMON FISHERIES POLICY

2011-07-13 17:43:47
Madge Davison Memorial Lecture 2011

Féile an Phobail-West Belfast Festival 2011 Madge Davison Memorial Lecture Speaker: Avila Kilmurray Saturday 30 July 2pm St Mary’s College Falls Road A WOMAN FOR ALL SEASONS

2011-07-13 14:20:22
Ireland's debt downgraded to JUNK status

Moody's Investors Service has today downgraded Ireland's foreign- and local-currency government bond ratings by one notch to Ba1 from Baa3. The outlook on the ratings remains negative.

2011-07-13 13:55:13
People's News – No.52 is available here

The latest edition, 10.07.2011, of the news digest of the People's Movement is available here. The People's Movement campaigns against any measures that further develop the EU into a federal super-state and works to defend and enhance popular sovereignty, democracy and social justice in Ireland.

2011-07-12 15:58:34
World Federation of Trade Unions - International Action Day

The International Action Day of the WFTU will take place on the 3rd of October 2011. Its theme is for the defence of workers achievements and the promotion of decent work. Public social security for all; Collective bargaining – collective agreements; Trade union and democratic freedoms ;35 hours of work – 7 hours per day – 5 days of working week – better wages

2011-07-12 15:18:58
The Need for a Referendum on the European Stability Mechanism

A briefing from the People's Movement, Ireland.

2011-07-12 10:10:07
9th ANNUAL CHARLES BRADLAUGH COMMEMORATION

Sunday 25th September 2011 The commemoration will commence at 3pm by the statue of Charles Bradlaugh at Abington Square, Northampton.

2011-07-07 12:23:32
ICTU calls for Government to Default on Debt

Delegates at the 2011 Biennial Delegate Conference of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions have voted overwhelmingly to support a radical programme of measures, including defaulting on the debt and rejecting the EU/IMF bailout.

2011-07-07 09:30:12
The legacy of James Connolly

Oration by Tom Redmond, Dublin District chairperson, CPI, at the annual tribute to James Connolly in Arbour Hill, Dublin, 15 May 2011.

2011-07-05 15:53:28
The People's Pledge

A cross-party campaign for a referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union.

2011-07-01 13:18:11
Greek Workers Strike Against EU Austerity 28-29 June

A report on the All Workers Militant Front (PAME) General Strike held in Greece on 28-29 June.

2011-06-30 16:43:00
Interest rates on EU bailout loans up 1% since Government took office

On 29 June during leader’s questions Pearse Doherty TD challenged the Taoiseach to acknowledge that “since taking office the interest rate being paid on the European Financial Stabilisation Mechanism (EFSM) portion of the EU/IMF bailout loans has risen by 1%”

2011-06-30 09:54:05
Compliant made against bias of RTE show upheld

A compliant made by Anthony Coughlan against the pro-EU bias of RTE's Marian Finucane Show has been upheld

2011-06-28 14:37:01
Adams dismisses poll on Irish Unity

Speaking in Drogheda today (Friday) Deputy Adams dismissed last week’s Life and Times poll which claimed that only 16% of the population of the North and 33% of Catholics favour a united Ireland.

2011-06-27 11:30:53
After the Congress, WFTU Begins its Work

Remarks of General Secretary George Mavrikos at WFTU Presidential Council Meeting, Geneva, Switzerland, June 7, 2011

2011-06-24 15:54:38
The IRA hunger strike and Fleet Street's graveyard of truth

Thirty years on from the hunger strike in which 10 died, Roy Greenslade considers the pitiless, dishonest way it was reported. This article first appeared in the Guardian Comment is Free on Friday 17 June 2011 15.01 BST.

2011-06-24 09:26:28
30th Anniversary of the Hunger Strike - Sinn Fein London Conference

A conference was recently held in London to mark the 30th anniversary of the hunger strike. Describing the day’s highly successful events, Jayne Fisher reports.

2011-06-24 09:15:38
EU India Free Trade Agreement

Mick Carty reports on the free trade deal that threatens to hand transnationals the keys to the treasury at the expense of workers in Britain and India

2011-06-23 14:12:49
No2EU calls for EU exit referendum

This article first appeared in the Morning Star on Tuesday 21 June 2011.

2011-06-22 11:51:15
Forced labour in Northern Ireland

Modern day slavery or forced labour in Northern Ireland has been highlighted in research by the Institute for Conflict Studies for a Joseph Rowntree Foundation report.

2011-06-15 14:16:10
Breakup of the Eurozone? by Michael Hudson

Is Iceland's Rejection of Financial Bullying a Model for Greece and Ireland?

2011-05-31 09:31:39
GRRC responds to Report of Rosemary Nelson Inquiry

Garvaghy Road Residents Coalition responds to Report of Rosemary Nelson Inquiry

2011-05-25 10:43:40
HMP Maghaberry‏

Civil Rights Network's concerns regarding HMP Maghaberry‏

2011-05-16 10:30:03
The IRA 1956-69, Rethinking the Republic

Review article by Anthony Coughlan on “The IRA 1956-69, Rethinking the Republic” by Matt Treacy, Manchester University Press

2011-05-12 20:43:38
De mortuis nil nisi Bunkum

Donal Kennedy remembers historian A.T.Q. Stewart

2011-05-12 14:22:42
Obama and O'Connell on the slavery question

Donal Kennedy challenges Mary Kenny's assertion that the Irish Republican tradition has been more associated with pro-slavery than its abolition is as offensive as it is false.

2011-05-12 14:17:26
Cenotaph

Donal Kennedy explores the significance of Whitehall's Cenotaph.

2011-05-12 14:13:49
RMT Annual General Meeting 2010 reaffirms support for Irish unity

The Bakerloo Line Branch of the National Union of Rail, Maritime & Transport Workers submitted the following resolution on the reunification of Ireland to the RMT AGM 2010. The resolution was carried with 54 delegates for and 2 abstaining.

2011-05-11 16:29:35
Economics for Workers

James Connolly Memorial Lecture 2009 by John Foster

2011-05-11 14:31:03
Connolly Association - change of address

The address of the Connolly Association has changed.

2011-05-11 14:16:20
Interfering commission threatened with injunction

Solicitors acting on behalf of former MEP, Patricia McKenna have written to the European Commission warning of legal action if the Commission continues with its campaign on the Lisbon Treaty

2009-09-28 17:23:11
No camp gaining ground

Despite massive media bias, the interference of Brussels, the support of big business and the massive amount of money being spent by Yes campaign, it's still too close to call as the Lisbon referendum campaign enters its final week

2009-09-28 17:17:29
British people would welcome a No vote

The Connolly Association delivered letters to the Irish Ambassador in London and No 10 Downing Street praising the Irish constitution for allowing for a referendum on the Lisbon constitutional treaty and urging prime minister Gordon Brown to reconsider his government's position not to hold a vote in Britain

2009-09-28 15:37:21
Bradlaugh commemoration 2009

Detials of the 8th Charles Bradlaugh commemoration held in Northampton

2009-09-21 16:10:51
Hubert Lane and the paragons of virtue

Donal Kennedy suggests that Irish people in Britain don't always cover themselves in glory as they move down the order of ‘suspect’ communities

2009-09-21 15:55:16
Major Irish union urges No vote

UNITE, Ireland's second largest trade union is urging its 60,000 members to vote No in the referendum on the Lisbon treaty

2009-09-09 13:06:39
Letter: Ken Keable

Ken Keable points out the hypocrisy surrounding the demand for Libya to compensate the IRA’s victims

2009-09-09 08:42:02
On Pavlov, pavlova, Eric Cantona and drugs

Writer and filmmaker Paul Larkin argues that we have to take responsibility and act collectively if we are to tackle the drugs problem facing our villages, towns and cities

2009-09-08 15:33:06
Letter: Jim McConalogue

Jim McConalogue of the European Foundation argues that the EU summit strategy dealing with Ireland’s referendum was little more than a cover-up for getting round the previous No vote

2009-09-08 15:04:43
Sinn Féin and the Politics of Left Republicanism

Roy Johnston reviews Sinn Féin and the Politics of Left Republicanism Eoin Ó Broin, published by Pluto Press

2009-09-08 14:43:20
The Fenian Problem

Roy Johnston reviews The Fenian Problem:insurgency and terrorism in a liberal state by Brian Jenkins and published Liverpool University Press

2009-09-08 14:24:54
Sainted before his time

Donal Kennedy continues his Dissing the Famous series, directing his fire this time at the Irish journalist Fergal Keane

2009-09-08 14:12:39
éirígí launch No campaign

Socialist republican group éirígí launched its No to Lisbon 2 campaign at the weekend and warned voters to Never Mind the B****cks spread by the government and mainstream political parties which are urging voters to say Yes

2009-09-07 17:27:44
PANA urges No vote

The Peace and Neutrality Alliance in Ireland ‘congratulate’ EU commissioner Catherine Day for ‘coming clean’ on the EU's plans to become a world power

2009-09-07 17:13:07
Cambridge Folk Festival 2009

After a break of three years, David Granville revisits Britain's premier folk festival and cocks his ear in the direction of the Celtic music acts at this year's event

2009-09-07 16:46:45
IALC Irish unity conference statement

Statement made by Irish-American Labor Coalition president Joe Jamison to the Conference on United Ireland held at the 
Hilton Hotel, New York on 13 June 2009

2009-09-07 16:22:51
2009 Desmond Greaves Summer School

The 21st Desmond Greaves Summer School takes place at the Ireland Institute in Dublin over the weekend of 11-13 September

2009-09-01 00:20:56
No campaigners need our support

David Granville argues that solidarity with the No to Lisbon campaign is in the interest of working people throughout the EU

2009-08-31 23:25:33
No to Lisbon coalition launched

As the 2nd Lisbon treaty referendum approaches, Brian Denny reports on the recent launch of the the Vote No to Lisbon coalition in Ireland

2009-08-31 22:35:52
Birth of the Fenian Movement: James Stephens' American diary

Peter Berresford Ellis and Roy Johnston review The Birth of the Fenian Movement: American diary, Brooklyn 1859 by James Stephens, edited by Marta Ramón, UCD Pressmovement

2009-08-31 22:23:43
The genius of Father Ted

Donal Kennedy continues to lament the death of the actor Dermot Morgan, whose portrayal of the venal priest Ted Crilly in the Father Ted series lives on in the annals of television comedy history

2009-08-31 22:14:47
Propaganda as Anti-history

Ruaírí Ó Domhnaill reviews Propaganda as Anti-History: Peter Hart’s The IRA and its Enemies by Owen Sheridan (introduction by Jack Lane), published by the Aubane Historical Society

2009-08-31 22:01:12
Thomas Kettle (Life and Times)

Sally Richardson reviews Thomas Kettle by Senia Paseta (Life and Times New Series), published by UCD Press in association with the Historical Association of Ireland

2009-08-31 20:21:45
The Poems of Geoffrey O'Donoghue

Michael O'Sullivan reviews Danta Sheafraidh Ui Dhonnchadha an Ghleanna (The Poems of Geoffrey O’Donoghue) with Ireland’s War Poets 1641-1653 by John Minahane, Aubane Historical Society

2009-08-31 20:09:30
Fergus O'Connor: a political life

Peter Berresford Ellis reviews Feargus O’Connor: a political life by Paul A. Pickering, published the Merlin Press in its Chartist Studies series

2009-08-31 20:01:14
Coolacrease

Ruaírí Ó Domhnaill reviews Coolacrease: the true story of the Pearson executions in the Irish War of Independence by Paddy Heaney, Pat Muldowney, Philip O’Connor et al., published by the Aubane Historical Society

2009-08-31 19:44:18
The Wit of Oscar Wilde

Sally Richardson reviews The Wit of Oscar Wilde, compiled and edited by Seán McCann and published by the O’Brien Press,

2009-08-31 19:36:38
Sinn Féin in fresh unity call

Theo Russell reports on a meeting in London at which Sinn Féin's Pat Doherty spoke on the theme of'Ireland and Britain after 2010' and the British launch of a new Sinn Féin Irish unity initiative

2009-08-31 19:07:23
Three cheers for the information age

Pangloss muses on the arrest of Lt.Col. Owen McNally in Kabul in an age when technological advances have meant that we no longer need we live in ignorance of how our fellow men, women and children live, or die.

2009-08-31 18:58:13
Loyalist decommissioning announcement welcomed

Statement issued by the Connolly Association on 18 June 2009 in response to decommissioning moves by loyalist paramilitaries.

2009-08-31 18:50:43
Remembering 'the Limerick Soviet'

Barnet Trades Union Council secretary Austin Harney reports on events in Ireland commemorating the'Limerick Soviet'

2009-08-31 18:42:16
Communist Parties issue joint statement (April 2009)

Joint statement of the Communist Party of Ireland and Communist Party of Britain issued on 18 April 2009, reproduce here for information

2009-08-31 18:36:04
Choose what we update you about

Choose what types of material you want us to notify you about. Find out here how to get the most from the Irish Democrat website

2009-08-31 18:04:49
Shaming the Devil

Donal Kennedy argues that publications like the Irish Democrat can still play a vital role in challenging the lies and distortions of the media on both sides of the Irish Sea

2009-06-11 09:27:44
Independent Soul

David Granville reviews Kate Purcell's new solo album released on Dream Records DRCD 007

2009-06-11 08:45:15
Favoured scribe of the right

Donal Kennedy continues his ‘Dissing the Famouus’ column with a swipe the right-wing, anti-Irish republican journalist Kevin Myers

2009-06-05 11:10:51
Schools of violence

Donal Kennedy takes issue with those commentators who view the main characteristic of Christian Brothers educators as a penchant for personal violence and its approval for nationalist ends

2009-06-04 11:45:44
The T&G Story 1922-2007

David Granville reviews The T&G Story: a history of the Transport and General Workers Union 1922-2007 by Andrew Murray, published by Lawrence and Wishart

2009-06-03 09:49:43
Dominican Education in Ireland 1820-1930

Michael O'Sullivan reviews Dominican Education in Ireland 1820-1930 by Máire M Kealy OP and published by Irish Academic Press

2009-06-03 09:25:17
The Irish Famine

David Granville reviews O'Brien Pocket History of The Irish Famine by Ruán O'Donnell, published by The O'Brien Press, Robert Emmet, 1798 Rebellion

2009-06-02 11:42:42
Reviews in Brief

David Granville reviews Derry Memoirs by Phil Cunningham (Guildhall Press; 50 Things You Didn't Know About 1916 by Mick O'Farrell (Mercier Press)and Great Irish Heroes by Sean McMahon (Mercier Press)

2009-06-02 11:14:08
Troubled History

Ruaírí Ó Domhnaill reviews Troubled History: a 10th anniversary critique of Peter Hart’s ‘The IRA and its Enemies’ by Brian P. Murphy and Niall Meehan with an introduction by Ruan O’Donnell, published by the Aubane Historical Society

2009-05-17 15:54:48
Lest we forget: the Fighting Irish and the Great War

Ruaírí Ó Domhnaill reviews Lest We Forget: the Fighting Irish and the Great War by Brendan Clifford, Aubane Historical Society

2009-05-13 17:33:10
Source of enjoyment on a wet day

Donal Kennedy finds much to commend in the multiple volumes of the Dictionary of National Biography

2009-05-13 17:16:53
Letter: Donal Kennedy

Donal Kennedy advocates the sacking of Labour's Northern Ireland secretary Shaun Woodward

2009-05-13 17:10:04
Hunger: special screening

A special screening of Steve McQueen's film Hunger in London on 17 May with a discussion led by Brendan ‘Bik’ McFarlane, leader of political prisoners in Long Kesh prison during the 1981 hunger strikes. London

2009-05-05 15:51:59
ICJ report draws lessons from Northern Ireland

The Committee on the Administration of Justice (CAJ) welcomes the publication of a major international report by the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) on counter-terrorism and human rights. The report draws heavily on the organisation's own findings published in 2008

2009-04-30 11:16:42
British parties set to muddy Good Friday waters

David Granville explains why recent developments involving both the Conservative Party and the British Labour Party could harm the reconciliation process in Northern Ireland

2009-04-29 22:43:52
Sinn Fein continues to look left

David Granville examines the latest developments in Sinn Féin's efforts to forge a progressive alliance of the left in Ireland

2009-04-29 22:19:21
Light, Freedom and Song

Michael O'Sullivan reviews Light, Freedom and Song: a cultural history of modern Irish writing by David Pierce, published Yale University Press

2009-04-29 18:29:50
West Kerry and The Last Rightboy

Michael O'Sullivan reviews West Kerry and The Last Rightboy, two Plays by Jim Lucason, published by Beag Moinear Press

2009-04-29 15:28:58
God's Executioner

Michael O'Sullivan reviews God's Executioner: Oliver Cromwell and the conquest of Ireland by Micheal O’Siochru, published by Faber & Faber,

2009-04-29 15:15:18
The People's Gallery

Fionnbarra O'Dochartaigh reviews a new book featuring the work of ‘The Bogside Artists’: Tom Kelly, Kevin Hasson and William Kelly

2009-04-22 10:48:38
In Search of Ireland's Heroes

Ruaírí Ó Domhnaill reviews In search of Ireland’s Heroes: the story of the Irish from the Norman invasion to the present day by Carmel McCaffrey, published in the United States by Ivan R. Dee

2009-04-19 12:33:48
First Things First

David Granville reviews First Things First the debut album from Scottish virtuoso harpist Ailie Robertson,

2009-04-16 14:57:13
At Last

David Granville reviews the debut solo album of Derry-based singer Maranna McCloskey

2009-04-16 09:48:34
The Story of Easter Week 1916

David Granville reviews ‘The Story of Easter Week 1916’, a series of eight radio programmes, originally broadcast by RTÉ in 1966 to mark the 50th anniversary of the Rising and recently made available in Britain through the auspices of Copperplate Distribution

2009-04-14 18:32:52
Humbug, hypocrisy and the art of the smear

In the second of his new series ‘Dissing the famous’ Irish Democrat correspondent takes aim at the London Times

2009-04-14 15:16:48
Run it up the flagpole

Citizen Smith recounts a chance encounter with a fellow Irishman outside the South African embassy in Trafalgar Square

2009-04-13 16:28:25
British policy a 'recruiting sergeant' for dissidents

David Granville warns that Britain's response to the threat posed by ‘dissident’ republicans is both anti-democratic and a potential threat to the Good Friday process

2009-04-13 15:43:22
Dissing the Famous:

Donal Kennedy begins a new series in which he takes aim at leading figures on both sides of the Irish Sea, exposing hypocrisy and humbug along the way. He begins the series with Gay Mitchell MEP

2009-04-13 15:30:23
Ballymurphy 11 bring justice campaign to England

Mary Pearson of the Troops Out Movement reports on the recent visit of relatives of two of the 11 innocent and unarmed civilians killed by the British army during the first three days of internment in 1971

2009-04-13 15:12:05
Irish democracy and its enemies

Donal Kennedy points out that the enemies of Irish democracy from the time of Wolfe Tone to the present have been both persistent and plentiful

2009-04-13 14:46:29
New Finucane enquiry call

The 12th of February 2009 marked the 20th anniversary of the murder by loyalist gunmen, working in collusion with British security forces, of the Belfast human-rights solicitor Patrick Finucane, David Granville explains why the Finucane family and human-rights campaigners continue to demand an independent inquiry

2009-03-21 07:12:40
Sheffield Irish Festival event is a family affair

Father and son Al and Ruan O'Donnell, the former an Irish folk legend, the latter one of Ireland's most prominent historians, are set to educate and entertain Irish festival goers in Sheffield on Monday 16th March

2009-03-12 10:03:10
1916: The Long Revolution

Ruaírí Ó Domhnaill reviews 1916 – The Long Revolution. by G. Doherty and D. Keogh (eds), published by Mercier Press

2009-03-12 09:28:52
The Bombs and the Bullets: a history of deadly ingenuity

Peter Berresford Ellis reviews IRA – The Bombs and the Bullets: a history of deadly ingenuity by A.R. Oppenheimer, foreword by Richard English, published by Irish Academic Press

2009-03-12 08:47:11
Connolly Association press statement

Connolly Association press statement on issued on Monday 9 March 2009 on the deployment of the British army Special Reconnaissance Regiment (SRR) and the attack on the British army barracks in Antrim on Sunday 8 March

2009-03-12 07:23:06
Gagging for a Royal visit

Citizen Smith comments on a campaign that has been developing in Dublin to hasten a state visit by the British monarch

2009-02-03 20:58:42
After The Wake

Michael O'Sullivan reviews Brendan Behan: after the wake, edited by Peter Fallon, published by The O’Brien Press

2009-02-01 08:13:17
Special Criminal Court 1922 - 2006

Michael O'Sullivan reviews The History and Development of the Special Criminal Court 1922-2005 by Fergal Francis Davis, published by Four Courts Press,

2009-02-01 07:48:17
History on the screen

Donal Kennedy delves into the Pathe-News archives which are now available free-to-view on the world-wide-web

2009-01-28 14:30:25
Obituary: Bob Doyle 1916 - 2009

Robert Griffiths and others pay their respects to the Irish patriot, Communist and international brigader who died recently

2009-01-27 09:48:34
Tatchell calls for Maguire repatriation

British human-rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has recently written to the Irish justice minister Dermor Ahern calling upon him to support the repatriation of republican prisoner Nope Maguire, convicted in 2003 of involvement in a real IRA bombing campaign in England

2009-01-26 17:35:35
Letter: Donal Kennedy

Donal Kennedy writes in concerning Ruairi O Domhnaill's review of ‘John Redmond – the Parnellite’

2009-01-26 16:42:43
Academics call for EU/Israel links cut

Over 145 Irish academics today issued a call for the EU to cut links with Israel. We publish the story here along with their letter to the Irish Times

2009-01-23 18:44:55
Ireland still matters

David Granville believes it's time for progressives and democrats in Britain to start talking about Irish politics again

2009-01-23 13:17:13
Let Tommy Sing

David Granville argues that Channel 4's recent censorship of a rendition of ‘The Fields of Athenry’ highlights both the muddle-headed thinking behind some recent attempts to combat sectarianism in Scotland and demonstrates a worrying trend towards the censorship of songs with political content

2009-01-23 12:32:44
The Evolution of the Troubles

Roy Johnston reviews The Evolution of the Troubles 1970-72 by Thomas Hennessey, published by Irish Academic Press

2009-01-23 12:01:32
The Pedigree of a Porky

Domhnall O'Cinneide explains how shoddy journalism, political bias and deliberate misinformation get dressed up as indisputable ‘fact’ in the columns of the British press and can take on a life of their own

2009-01-23 11:30:51
Framing the West

Peter Mulligan reviews Framing the West: images of rural Ireland 1891-1920, Ciara Breathnach (ed.), foreword by Cormac Ó Gráda, published Irish Academic Press

2009-01-23 11:05:48
High Noon on High Street

Cathleen Knowles McGuirk reviews High Noon on High Street by Stephen Coyle, published by Clydeside Press

2009-01-23 10:57:26
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