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Ireland: the Socialist Party’s dangerous times

By Bernie McAdam 20 April 2015 The Socialist Party in Ireland is deeply worried. Senior trade union officials like Irish Congress of Trade Unions President John Douglas and Jack O’Connor,…

Stop the Stormont House Agreement

By Bernie McAdam 16 March 2015 A mass strike involving up to 50,000 public sector workers was held across the north of Ireland on Friday 13 March. NIPSA, UNITE, INTO,…

Ireland revolts against water tax

By Bernie McAdam and Darren O’Coghaidhin Ireland is in the midst of a massive revolt against its government’s attempts to slap water charges on the Irish people. On October 11,…

Six counties: Britain’s sectarian and racist colony

The recent surge in racist attacks in the six counties of ‘Northern Ireland’ is a shocking indictment of the British backed sectarian state. Bernie McAdam reports on this development against…

British justice and Gerry Adams

By Bernie McAdam The arrest and subsequent release of Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams stand as another monument to the iniquities of British justice in Ireland. Indeed it is ironic…

The Dublin lockout of 1913

In 1913 Dublin workers waged a heroic battle against their employers, the church and the police. Despite being defeated, argues Bernie McAdam, the lockout lives on as the most inspirational…

Northern Ireland: Omagh killing no way forward

The explosion that claimed the life of Omagh policeman Ronan Kerr does not further the struggle against British occupation in Ireland one jot, writes Bernie McAdam.…

Left makes breakthrough as Fianna Fáil suffers historic collapse in Irish elections

A new political situation has emerged in Ireland with real opportunities for the left to lead the anti cuts struggle. Bernie McAdam reports…

The legacy of James Connolly

First published by the Irish Workers Group in 1990. This book presents a Marxist analysis of James Connolly, free from the distortions of Stalinism, nationalism and hagiography. It reveals the…