By Paul Murphy MEP, The bill which Senator Quinn intends to table is an affront to the right of workers across all industries to strike to protect their pay and conditions. The bill is dressed up as guaranteeing service, but is in effect a ban on the rights of ESB more »
By Joe Higgins TD, Since the centenary of the Great Dublin Lockout has been preoccupying us in 2013, it would be remiss...
By Paul Murphy MEP, Bryan Dobson’s reference to peaceful protesters, live on national television, as ‘idiots’...
By Colm McCarthy The recent cases where two children were taken from their Roma families in Tallaght and Athlone and...
…but SWP’s sectarian decision could damage chances Socialist Party Statement It has been confirmed that it is the intention that Socialist Workers Party member, Councillor Brid Smith would be a People Before Profit Alliance candidate in the European Elections next May for the Dublin constituency. When this information initially appeared more »Read more ›
By Oisin Kelly A referendum on the abolition of Seanad Éireann is taking place on the 4th October. It is a referendum that is cynically being put forward by the Fine Gael/Labour government to try to portray themselves as reformers and progressives by calling for the scrapping of a blatantly more »Read more ›
An immense struggle between the workers’ movement and big-business leaders By Joe Higgins Socialist Party TD Introduction by Manny Thain The working-class forces were led by the pioneers of Irish trade unionism and socialism, Jim Larkin and James Connolly. Alongside of them stood thousands of activists and their families whose more »Read more ›
By Cian Prendiville In this first of a two part series, Cian Prendiville looks at the history of the Irish economy from independence to the Celtic Tiger. The main stream media and politicians often seek to portray the current economic crisis as a ‘blip’, and the task is therefore to more »Read more ›
Socialist Party TD Joe Higgins and MEP Paul Murphy support the strike action being taken by SIPTU, NBRU and TSSA Dublin Bus workers. Respond to the imposition of cuts in pay premia and conditions by Dublin Bus management on the workers Socialist Party MEP Paul Murphy said: “The workers at more »Read more ›
Responding to the news of the death in London last year of a woman who was resident in Ireland after a late termination Councillor Ruth Coppinger of the ROSA Campaign said: “The horrendous circumstances of this death even based on the little we know highlight again the consequences of women more »Read more ›