The establishment of the Tomás MacGiolla Centre for Citizenship and Reconciliation will help the direct confrontation of the related problems of sectarianism and racism, writes Seán Garland.
Sectarianism and its near relations racism and xenophobic nationalism, are menaces principally because they poison relations between members of different traditions; stultify the creation of a decent society for [...]
Class politics are back. In reality they had never gone away but during the years of an economic boom based on speculative fantasy rather than real production, this truth was shrouded.
Now the stark choices have returned. How will we build a real productive economy? Who will pay for the wilful social and economic destruction wrought [...]
UNITE came into being in 2007 through the merger of existing trade unions. It is the biggest union in Britain with over 2 million members. Its Irish region membership numbers 60,000 north and south, under the leadership of Regional Secretary Jimmy Kelly, who Kevin Brannigan interviewed for Look Left.
Jimmy Kelly is standing in the Unite [...]
The full incorporation of the Defence Forces into foreign military alliances has come a step closer with the announcement that Irish troops are to participate in “warfare training” as part of the EU Nordic Battlegroup set-up.
Troops based at Collins Barracks in Cork are to travel to Sweden next October to take part in the military [...]
Free Education for Everyone (FEE) activist Donal Fallon reports on the success of NUI Maynooth students in organizing to oppose Fianna Fáil corruption and support the unions.
The ‘Student Movement’ in Ireland is a funny one. It tends to find itself in a stagnant state and with its banners well and truly under the stairs for [...]
Internal plots and a wipe-out at the polls has left the British National Party in tatters, Ultán Gillen reports.
Despite their grand claims before the vote, the BNP never came close to winning any seats in the recent British General Election. In their number one target constituency, Barking in London, wannabe-furher Nick Griffin was crushed by sitting [...]
Conservatism feeds off public cynicism towards politics. Fingal Labour party councillor Patrick Nulty led opposition to yet another junket trip by his fellow public representatives. Here he outlines why.
At a recent meeting of Fingal County Council I raised a formal objection to councillors attending a housing conference in Brazil scheduled for November 2010. The convention [...]
Kurt Nikolaisen explains the purpose of Love Music Hate Racism Ireland.
Love Music Hate Racism (LMHR) is a music-oriented campaign by the Anti-Nazi League and Unite Against Fascism in the UK. The campaign involves concerts aimed at spreading an anti-racist message. It follows in the tradition of the 1970s Rock Against Racism (RAR) campaign.
LMHR was set up in [...]
56 years after its first performance in the 50 seater Pike Theatre, The New Theatre: Dublin (66 seater) will honour the spirit of Brendan Behan by once again staging a huge theatrical work in a small intimate space.
The play is set in Mountjoy Jail on the day and night before the unnamed Quare Fellow is [...]
A number of Dublin working class communities have united to fight council plans to close public swimming pools that are a vital leisure and fitness resource in their areas.
Dublin City Council is due to close three public Swimming pools at Coolock, Crumlin and Seán McDermott Street in the north inner city in the late summer.