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An Dream Dearg and the ongoing struggle for language rights

An Dream Dearg and the ongoing struggle for language rights

By Ciarán Mac Giolla Bhéin. On November 30 2016, a group of Irish language activists came together in the Cultúrlann ...
February 2019 statistics

February 2019 statistics

Irish Broad Left has committed to gender-equal publishing, which means we will monitor our website each month to ensure that ...
British Supreme Court rules Pat Finucane’s murder inquiry failed to meet human rights standards

British Supreme Court rules Pat Finucane’s murder inquiry failed to meet human rights standards

Below are the collected public statements of Geraldine Finucane, Peter Madden and Madden & Finucane Solicitors on today’s ruling by ...
Why unionists should be reclaiming the Irish language

Why unionists should be reclaiming the Irish language

By Linda Ervine. I always find it interesting when unionists who value the links between Northern Ireland and the rest ...
Venezuela’s oil reserves are behind Trump’s sudden ‘humanitarianism’

Venezuela’s oil reserves are behind Trump’s sudden ‘humanitarianism’

By Enda Fanning. US President Donald Trump wants to supply humanitarian aid to Venezuela “to help the millions and millions ...
How do we make the tech giants pay their fair share of tax?

How do we make the tech giants pay their fair share of tax?

By Verónica Grondona. Examples of massive corporate tax avoidance by multinational technology giants active in the digital economy have been ...
Now for NI: Fighting for abortion rights in the North

Now for NI: Fighting for abortion rights in the North

By Emma Campbell. Just last week Alliance for Choice in Belfast and Derry signed two letters – one was a ...
Captured states: When EU governments act as middlemen for corporate interests

Captured states: When EU governments act as middlemen for corporate interests

By Vicky Cann. Do you know why the banks got their way after the financial crisis, while you shouldered the ...
EU endorses corporate power grab through secret investment courts

EU endorses corporate power grab through secret investment courts

By Emma Clancy. This week the European Parliament voted to ratify the EU-Singapore free trade agreement, and voted separately to ...
Europe’s silence on Catalan show trial is  inexcusable

Europe’s silence on Catalan show trial is inexcusable

By Matt Carthy MEP.The leaders of the EU Commission and member states, along with the majority of MEPs, remain totally ...