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The Republic’s General Election produced neither a leftwing breakthrough nor a stable rightwing government. Dara McHugh reports.

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As European governments shut the doors, activists are opening windows. Daniel Deering and Áine Mannion report on Irish activist responses to the refugee crisis.

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Aggressive anti-union laws are in the pipeline for Britain. Kerry Fleck asks what their impact on Northern Ireland will be, and will the Tories awaken a sleeping giant? Within weeks of winning a surprise election victory, Britain’s first fully Tory Government in 18 years had announced plans for new laws

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British Labour Party leader, Jeremy Corbyn, could be the catalyst for the creation of a movement which places the interests of the working class and social democratic politics to the fore. Francis Donohoe and Dara McHugh report.

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Plans to step up Irish involvement in NATO will only increase the country’s complicity in global humanitarian disasters, writes Gavin Mendel-Gleason.

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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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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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Businessman and media owner Denis O’Brien’s role in Irish society is once again to the fore of political debate, Siobhan Mitchell reports.

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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

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In recent months the anti-water charges movement has developed from street protests towards a mass boycott and possible electoral intervention, reports Dara McHugh

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