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The Tory election victory in Britain and Stormont’s economic consensus in support of the cutback agenda threatens the future of Northern Ireland’s youth while pandering to the multi-nationals cor­porations, Justin O’Hagan reports. The number of people claiming unemployment benefit in North­ern Ireland fell by 200 in April to 55,400 after

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Paula Geraghty reports on Eamonn McCann’s Westminster campaign. Veteran campaigner and SWP member, Eamonn McCann stood in the Foyle constituency in the West­minster elections as a People Before Profit Alliance candidate. McCann’s campaign was launched amid poetry and song, with its own campaign song by Paddy Nash and the Happy

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News Features

Sandra Conlon on an international seminar of communist and workers’ parties on the struggle for women’s rights It’s a long way from Ireland to Azerbaijan, yet a seminar of communist and workers’ parties held in Brussels on March 26th 2010 saw women from twenty four countries give voice to their

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Left Debate

Tom Crilly, a Workers’ Party activist in the Ringsend area of Dublin, calls for greater unity to build the left alternative inside and outside the Dáil   Everyone on the left sees the need for unity, or at least the benefits of left co-operation, a strategy that broadens campaigns on the political,

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Malachy Steenson discusses the pensions scandal The issue of serving TDs re­ceiving pensions for their time as ministers, while still working, has been the subject of much debate recently. Eventually those still working as TDs indicated that they would return their pen­sions after a media onslaught. As usual, the intent of

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Tradition

Easter Monday 2010 saw a plaque unveiled in Dublin in memory of Seán Connolly, an Irish Citizen Army captain, and Molly O’Reilly, who raised the green flag over Liberty Hall at the start of the 1916 Rising. James Connolly Heron, whose great grandfather, the ICA leader James Connolly, commanded the republican

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Guest writersOpinion

Another generation of Irish youth is facing a tough decision, to stay and at­tempt to reform a failing state or succumb to the crony capitalist clique and accept emigration or unemployment. Below Conor McCabe examines the eco­nomic lunacy which puts the interests of bank bondholders before a country’s young people.

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News Features

Kevin Brannigan reports This season’s all-island Setanta Cup ended with Pat Fenlon pick­ing up his fifth title as Bohemians manager with his side overcoming Dublin rivals St. Patrick’s Athletic at Tallaght Stadium. The 2009/10 Setanta Cup was the fifth instalment of the cross-border competition and the fourth year in a

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The British ruling ConDem coalition’s emergency Budget has been denounced as “the worst single attack on the working class since the days of Margaret Thatcher” by the Workers’ Party. “Although the ConDems pretend it’s a ‘fair and balanced budget’, it is in fact a massive onslaught on the already poor

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Stephen O’Rowe writes Late in April, the Irish Federation of University Teachers, the union representing university lecturers, put forward a proposal for the removla of compulsory religion courses from teacher training colleges. The aim of the proposal is to abolish religious courses in teacher training, replacing it with an ethics

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