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.
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
Businessman and media owner Denis O’Brien’s role in Irish society is once again to the fore of political debate, Siobhan Mitchell reports.
New legislation on collective bargaining won’t undo the damage done to workers’ organisation by Supreme Court decisions and the 1990 Labour Relations Act, Richard O’Hara reports
In recent months the anti-water charges movement has developed from street protests towards a mass boycott and possible electoral intervention, reports Dara McHugh
Protestant working class communities in Northern Ireland are economically disadvantaged but can they find a politics to represent them, asks Paddy Wilson and Christopher Bailie.
Youth work has been targeted for cuts, a move that will ensure that the true social cost of austerity will only be fully revealed in decades to come, Francis Donohoe reports
The Dublin Docklands are once again being developed with the creation of profit superseding any concern for communities, Richard O’Hara reports
The Stormont House Agreement means misery and job losses for workers while maintaining social division, so who actually benefits, asks Justin O’Hagan
The water charges struggle campaign has seen women come to the fore as increasingly politicised working class communities refuse to accept further cuts to their living standards, writes Áine Mannion