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Scottish author Irvine Welsh is the latest high profile cultural figure to back the campaign to name the new transport bridge over the Liffey in Dublin in honour of James Connolly. Welsh told LookLeft, “Connolly was a true man of the people, a great socialist and anti-imperialist. He was also

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Budget 2013 breaks commitments given by Social Protection Minister, Joan Burton, in April 2012 when she promised not to go ahead with plans to restrict the One Parent Family Payment to those families with Children under seven unless significant changes in childcare were outlined this year. The payment was made

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Article originally published in Magill in 2002 The full story of the links between Youth Defence and European fascism has never been told. Until now. A special Magill report. By Scott Millar The images provided the most surprising twist to the Nice referendum campaign. Martial music boomed out in a

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Work is about more than merely earning a wage. Alan Myler outlines why it is time to rescue this key activity from the profiteers and the growing body of thought about how this might be done. LONG term solutions to the current economic crisis involve building a different type of

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Donal Fallon looks ahead to the upcoming decade of centenaries and wonders how and who they will be celebrated by.

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It is perhaps the ultimate testimony to the Fianna Fáil/Green government’s record that when the IMF’s representatives arrived in Dublin in October last year they were welcomed by many, as Ultán Gillen explains it may well be a response that will be regretted. Go to the website of the International

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Kevin Doyle Children love stories – reading stories, having stories told to them or just looking through picture books. But one thing that is very noticeable is how traditional lots of children’s stories are, celebrating princes and queens and all that sort of stuff. They also play a significant part

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The latest, 48-page edition of LookLeft is in Easons stores and selected newsagents, island-wide, now. Articles include: * Another Europe is Possible * Interview with Mandate General Secretary John Douglas * Michael Taft on the possibilities for building a progressive future * Conor McCabe on the myth of NAMA’s ghost

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It’s easier to just keep your head down is the creed adhered to by most TDs in Leinster House. On budget day in early December, one newly elected TD bucked the trend and put his above the parapet, Kevin Brannigan met with Patrick Nulty to find out why.

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In response to the new tax an alliance of political and community groups launched the Campaign Against Household and Water Taxes (CAHWT) in September 2011. Kevin Squires reports. The campaign aims at defeating the Household Charge through actively engaging local communities in a mass non-registration and non-payment campaign, thereby making

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