Ireland: time to go

The Labour Party’s stated intention to campaign to keep partition must be ignored — the British working class will find it’s strength in giving the Irish people the right to choose their future, writes Nick Wright.

Government sanctioned killers who committed crimes in Ireland go unprosecuted

British prosecutors in the north of Ireland have taken the decision to not prosecute two soldiers who were found to have killed innocent people during the Troubles. Tory MPs have attempted to justify the outcome as some form of reconciliation of the Troubles; however for those who have lost friends, family and loved ones reconciliation is a far away thought when state sanctioned killers still walk the streets.

Irish-Palestinian solidarity on full display following Dáil motion

The motion makes the Republic of Ireland the first EU member state to phrase Israeli actions using the term “de facto annexation.” These actions, however, were similarly addressed in United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334, which states that Israel’s settlement activity constitutes a “flagrant violation” of international law and has “no legal validity”.

Bobby Sands: 40 years on

Sands belonged to a particular generation of republicans. Not only was he an astute solider – he and his comrades read the works of Connolly, Ho Chi Minh and Liam Mellows. They debated these texts in the revered ‘University of Freedom’ in the Long Kesh.