News Features

News Features

A communal garden that has become a centre for a local community in west Dublin is threatened with destruction by the local Catholic Church, Áine Mannion reports.

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News Features

With State administrations increasingly held in the grip of financial interests and their powers curtailed by a neo-liberal EU, Francis Donohoe and Richard O’Hara ask if local government should be looked at as an arena for progressive change

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World

Norwegian winter soldiers
NewsWorld

On the 24th of October the conservative government of Norway, informed the Norwegian Foreign Affairs and Defence Committee that 330 US marines will be stationed in Norway from 2017. 

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InterviewsWorld

As the United States finally begins to relax its siege, Dr. Hermes Herrera Hernández, Cuban Ambassador to Ireland, talks to LookLeft about the negotiations and the future of Cuba’s economic and social model.

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Woman protesting against the ley Mordaza, wearing a gag
World

The Spanish State is attempting to dampen down protest movements that threaten the governing elite with a draconian legal crack down, reports Dara McHugh  

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Opinion

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The election of Trump was a surprise to many, including myself. Clinton was raising money at 20-1 among billionaires. Neo-cons such as Wolfowitz decided they were on board with Clinton. George Herbert Walker Bush, former CIA head and former President, was in the bag for Clinton. The media consistently portrayed

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The surge in refugees attempting to reach Europe is dominating the news.

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Ibrahim Halawa
OpinionPromoted

Speaking in An Dáil on Thursday 11th June on the issue of the Irish citizen Ibrahim Halawa’s detention in an Egyptian prison for over  two years and attempting to explain the Irish government’s failure to secure this young Irish citizen’s  freedom the  Minister for Foreign Affairs, Charlie Flanagan,  stated  that

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Interviews

InterviewsPromoted

Could you explain the beginning of the Rojava revolution and the historical background of the region? The region of Rojava (West Kurdistan) had been deliberately impoverished in every aspect. The Syrian regime tried to leave it without a unique identity. Kurdish people in Syria are in reality a people who

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InterviewsWorld

As the United States finally begins to relax its siege, Dr. Hermes Herrera Hernández, Cuban Ambassador to Ireland, talks to LookLeft about the negotiations and the future of Cuba’s economic and social model.

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History

Joe Hill painting
HistoryTradition

This year marks the centenary of the execution of trade union activist Joe Hill in the United States. He is perhaps better known on this side of the world as the subject of the folk ballad sung by Luke Kelly.

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HistoryTradition

The war economy in Ireland between 1914 and 1918 changed the lives of many women as well as providing key skills for republicans, according to historian Hugo McGuinness.

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detail from anti communist poster showing red flag over irish tricolour
HistoryTradition

Despite the small number of active communists in 1930s Ireland this did not prevent the emergence of mass anti-communist movements and politicians whipping up ‘red scares’, reports Donal Fallon

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Sport

Sport

Chris Bailie and Paddy Wilson take a look at how the fans of Cliftonville football Club in North Belfast have attempted to tackle sectarianism in Irish League football and make space for a radical, inclusive style of support. The 13th April 2013 was a red letter day for Cliftonville. That

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Sport

Jimmy Dignam recalls the days when cycling was also a form of political expression

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