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The defeat of DUP leader Peter Robinson provided a main talking point of the recent Westminster elections but with Tory cuts com­ing down the line John Lowry sees an opportunity, and a need, for the Left to come together and provide real representation for the working class in Northern Ireland.

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If the state can become the bail-out of last resort for failed financial institutions, it can become the employer of last resort for young people, according to Unite Economist Michael Taft. If, as Keynes said last century, ‘you look after unemployment the budget will look after itself’, then no wonder

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That a small clique dominated the board rooms of both major private and state enter­prises during the Celtic Tiger years is a now a proven fact thanks to exhaustive research by progressive think tank Tasc.  In the report “Mapping the Golden Circle”, TASC has revealed the extent of the network

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Left Debate

  PUP local government candidate Stewart Finn (Victoria Ward, East Belfast) outlines the democratic social­ist concepts which underpin the policies of the Progressive Unionist Party (PUP)

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Aidan Regan examines the challenges facing the trade union movement and argues for a greater focus on increasing union membership

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Mark Hoskins reviews ‘The Good Thief’, which runs at the ‘Theatre Upstairs’ until April 24th. There’s something particularly Irish about the one man play. The fact that Connor McPherson’s The Good Thief is a noir tale of gangsters, betrayal and a femme fatal doesn’t change this one bit. The conversational nature of

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Mark Hoskins reviews 2008 Austrian heist thriller, Revanche, showing this month at Dublin’s IFI. The title conjures up images of a high octane thriller where Mel Gibson frantically tracks down the ruthless gang who murdered his family. Revanche however, written by acclaimed Austrian playwright Götz Spielman, tends more towards Greek

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As far back as July 1969, left wing monthly the United Irishman had been raising the issue of corrupt property dealings involving then Fianna Fáil Minister Charlie Haughey and unscrupulous developers.

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WikiLeaks.org has released a classified US military video depicting the indiscriminate slaying of over a dozen people in the Iraqi suburb of New Baghdad – including two Reuters news staff.

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Left DebateOpinion

Teachers Union of Ireland and Dublin Council of Trade Unions member Finbar Geaney gives his response to the proposals for a public service agreement 2010-2014 published following the recent Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) and government talks. Tuesday March 30th will be remembered as the bleakest day in the

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