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Talking period poverty with Homeless Period Ireland

Talking period poverty with Homeless Period Ireland

Interview with Claire Hunt by Evelyn Flynn. Evelyn Flynn, a medical student from Dublin, sat down with Homeless Period Ireland’s ...
Economic democracy, trade unions and labour-managed enterprises

Economic democracy, trade unions and labour-managed enterprises

By Michael Taft. “It is the supreme paradox of democracy that every man is a servant of the matters of ...
The paradox of plenty: Why we all need to worry about precarious work

The paradox of plenty: Why we all need to worry about precarious work

By Marie Sherlock. Looking from the outside in, the Irish economy is performing really well at the moment – on ...
New secure-hour law is a gamechanger in the fight against low pay and poverty

New secure-hour law is a gamechanger in the fight against low pay and poverty

By David Gibney. Ireland has a very serious low pay problem, and a corresponding problem with poverty. We have the ...
Ailbhe Smyth: Repeal warrior speaks on  future challenges for abortion rights

Ailbhe Smyth: Repeal warrior speaks on future challenges for abortion rights

Ailbhe Smyth has been fighting to repeal the eighth amendment banning abortion since it was inserted into the Irish Constitution ...
Trade unionists can bring class politics to debate about united Ireland

Trade unionists can bring class politics to debate about united Ireland

By Ruairí Creaney. Irish unity is on the agenda. Across Ireland, it is being discussed in the media, at dinner ...
Climate Emergency Manifesto launched by the European Left

Climate Emergency Manifesto launched by the European Left

By Damien Thomson. On Tuesday 16 April, Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg addressed the Environment Committee in the European ...
Irish Travellers  are expected to participate in political ideologies that aid our own oppression

Irish Travellers are expected to participate in political ideologies that aid our own oppression

By Bernard Sweeney. Since the formation of the Irish state, Travellers have been subjected to a sequence of oppressive policies, ...
Roma student’s open letter on legalised discrimination against Gypsies & Travellers

Roma student’s open letter on legalised discrimination against Gypsies & Travellers

By Brigitta Balogh. Below is an open letter from Brigitta Balogh to British Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Minister for ...
The eurozone’s ‘soulless market’ and its thuggish enforcers

The eurozone’s ‘soulless market’ and its thuggish enforcers

By Emma Clancy. In his open letter to Europeans last month, French President Emmanuel Macron revealed that he feared Europe ...