Young people painting a mural. It reads 'Connecting our imagination, how do we imagine a positive future?'
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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

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Woman running past hoarding with graffiti in Dublin docklands
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The Dublin Docklands are once again being developed with the creation of profit superseding any concern for communities, Richard O’Hara reports

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Rally of Northern Ireland trade unions
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The Stormont House Agreement means misery and job losses for workers while maintaining social division, so who actually benefits, asks Justin O’Hagan  

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Women in Pink Hi Vis
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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  

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With opinion polls showing the broadly anti-establishment vote running at nearly 50%, attempts are being made to create progressive electoral alliances in the run up to the next General Election in the Republic, reports Dara McHugh

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Water tax protest on bridge
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Dara McHugh takes a look inside the working class revolt over water charges that has shook the Republic’s establishment.

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Doors of Georges market, belfast
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Justin O’Hagan takes a look at the Northern Ireland economy over the last two decades and finds a reality far removed from the entrepreneurial fairyland the Stormont parties had hoped to conjure up.

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With a leadership that is politically appointed, an unwillingness to accept oversight and a history of conflict with working class communities, are the Gardaí providing an acceptable policing service? Francis Donohoe reports. Did high-ranking members of the Gardaí collude with a major drug importer to entrap small-time dealers while allowing

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  Secretive new trade deal will endanger jobs, the environment and severely limit legislative freedom in Ireland and Europe, write Padraig Mannion and Dara McHugh.

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ASTI placards
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Planned education ‘reforms’ in the Republic bear a close resemblance to damaging measures introduced to the UK by the Tories in the 1980s, reports Mark Walshe.

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The 2014 local elections in the Republic should offer an opportunity for the left to make major gains but are they capable of taking advantage, Dara McHugh and Kevin Squires report.

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It is not only the flag but the hopes of progressive Republicanism which is once again to the fore of Spanish politics, writes Richard McAleavey.

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