Irish Broad Left was launched on February 1, 2019. It is a broad and open forum for news, discussion and debate among Irish left activists, grassroots campaigns, community groups and NGOs, academics, political representatives and other individuals.

In particular, we aim to provide a platform for young people, women, and people from marginalised communities to contribute their views.

As an all-island left website, we are also particularly interested in receiving submissions from progressives from a Unionist background.

A publication committed to full gender equality

We are committed to fully implementing gender equality in our publication, and will ensure that at least 50% of our authors are women, and that at least 50% of the articles published on our site are written by women.

We will measure this commitment on a monthly basis and publish the statistics for authors and articles at the end of each month.

Organisation of the website

Irish Broad Left is run entirely by volunteers and does not receive funding from any source.

Articles reflect the views of the authors only.

Our website is organised in the following sections: News, Politics, Economy, Society, International, History & Culture, and In Depth.

Irish Broad Left will publish articles relating to Irish, EU and international politics, economics, society, history, culture and political economy from a left perspective. This perspective will include the broad spectrum of the left, from the Marxist tradition through to the green movement and social-democracy.

Monthly theme

We will cover a broad range of topics on this site at all times.

In order to delve into certain topics in more detail, the editorial theme will also select a special theme each month that is especially relevant to Irish society.

This will involve commissioning and accepting a series of articles focused on this topic, as well as producing a monthly editorial on this theme.

Respectful debate

While opinion and debate is welcome, only respectful debate will be published on our site in both the articles and comment section. Abusive articles and comments will not be approved for publication.

Editorial team