MASK SLIPS FROM FINE GAEL AND THEIR BIG BUSINESS BACKERS

Fine Gael ministers held a fund raising dinner in the Shelbourne Hotel where big legal and accountancy companies shelled out €550 a table to allow their representatives to run shoulders with government Ministers. But after a few drinks the blueshirts let their hair down and listened Michael O Leary, boss of Ryanair, stake out his…

Update on Calais Camp

Report by Bairbre Flood Over 7,000 people are living in the unofficial refugee camp at Calais with over 50 new arrivals every day. Added to the already immense hardship of surviving in makeshift shelters or tents with no government support, an announcement was made by the Mayor of Calais in July that they are preparing…

The Socialist and Anti-Racist case against the EU

    On 23 June, 52% of British voters opted to leave the European Union. Both the official Remain and Leave campaigns resorted to racist fear-mongering as immigrants were offered as the scapegoat for a public that had experienced years of austerity and economic hardship.   Yet the EU is itself a fundamentally racist and…

AFTER BREXIT: Another Europe is Possible

    AFTER BREXIT: Another Europe Is Possible It is now no longer a question of whether, but when the UK will leave the European Union. Is this a major crisis for Ireland and the rest of the EU? Contrary to what some commentators would have us think the EU is not a benevolent egalitarian…

Right Turn: Sinn Féin Attacks Radical Left

Right Turn: Sinn Féin Attacks Radical Left Sinn Féin has issued a scathing attack on the radical left—purposely distorting PBP’s position on the border—in their main online article in An Phoblacht this week. The same view has been very actively promoted on social media by Mary Lou McDonald. It is a thinly disguised attempt to…