Tag: Ireland

Ireland’s greatest revolutionary

For the centenary of the Easter Rising of 1916 we republish Shaun Harkin's account of the life of Irish Marxist and revolutionary James Connolly. James Connolly was executed by a British firing squad on May...

James Connolly: ‘Socialism and Irish Nationalism’

Connolly's 1897 article from an issue of L'Irlande Libre addresses socialism versus the chauvinist conception of Irish nationalism. Marking the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising, we are republishing this from the Marxist Internet Archive. It was transcribed by...

The right to water: an interview with Mike Gonzalez

Mike Gonzalez and Marienella Yanes are the authors of The Last Drop: The Politics of Water (Pluto: 2015). Mike talked to Nick Evans about the fight to put the world's water back under democratic control,...

Lessons from Europe – Marina Prentoulis, Shane Fitzgerald, Cat Boyd

Video from the 'Lessons from Europe' session at They Don't Represent Us featuring activists from Greece, Scotland and Ireland.

Yes to marriage equality in Ireland – an inspiration for battles to come

Irish socialist Jen O'Leary analyses the politics of the No and Yes campaigns, and argues that the Yes victory must be a step in the ongoing struggle for wider LGBTQ liberation.  We received Jen's article after the polls...

Platform for Renewal emerges from Irish anti water charges movement

Shane Fitzgerald, a socialist based in Dublin, who will be speaking at They Don't Represent Us, reports on the emergence of the Platform for Renewal from the water campaigns in Ireland This Friday in Dublin,...

‘The rocky road ahead…’ The movement against Irish Water

Five activists from rs21 spent a weekend in Dublin and took part in a city-wide demonstration against the Irish Government's recent Water Charges bill, and spoke to several activists on the Irish left.