Mere weeks before yet another brutal cuts budget in Ireland (backed by the Irish Labour Party as a junior partner in coalition government), the United Left Alliance (ULA) appears to have fallen apart.
On 31 August sitting Socialist Party (SP) TD (Irish MP) Clare Daly resigned from the organisation. She will keep her seat as a member of the United Left Alliance (ULA).
A row over health cuts threatens to destabilise the Irish coalition government of Fine Gael and the Irish Labour Party in the run up to the 2013 austerity budget.
A summer of sporadic rioting has underlined the fragility of the so-called "peace process" in Northern Ireland.
Former Provisional IRA leader Martin McGuinness has shaken hands with Queen Elizabeth II.
After a campaign dominated by fear, the Irish electorate voted 60% to 40% on 1 June to ratify the EU fiscal pact.
Irish workers who occupied their factory after being laid off have won the redundancy payments their millionaire boss initially refused to give them.
The annual conference of the Irish Labour Party, (13-15 April) was the party’s first conference as a party of government in fifteen years, and the conference of a party founded exactly one hundred years ago by, among others, the two great heroes of Irish socialism; James Connolly and James Larkin.
Sinn Fein members on Belfast City Council will be supporting celebrations for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee due to take place in the city in June.
An article by Matt Merrigan in the New York "Shachtmanite" weekly, Labor Action, 19 September 1955, vol.19 no.38. The original title was "Festering Sore: the Partition of Ireland", and it was datelined "Dublin, August 24".