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Ireland

Police force Orange Order march through Ardoyne

Two consecutive nights of clashes between nationalist youth and police have taken place in several places in the north of Ireland including Belfast, Derry Lurgan and Armagh. Bernie McAdam argues that the peace process barely disguises the continuing sectarian nature of the Orange state of Northern Ireland. Read more...

After Bloody Sunday inquiry: now stop torturing republican prisoners

Even as David Cameron apologises in parliament for the killing of 13 unarmed demonstrators in 1972, the brutality of Britain’s occupation of Ireland goes on. Nowhere can this be seen more clearly than in the cruel mistreatment of Republican prisoners in British jails. Read more...

Northern Ireland: scandals, corruption and sectarianism

Fears have been raised that the Robinson scandal would impact on devolution of policing and justice to Stormont. Bermie McAdam argues that devolution is no solution Read more...

250,000 workers strike in Ireland over cuts

Massive strike action in Ireland against public sector cuts show extent of anger against the government Read more...

National public sector strike in Ireland - report from UCD

A member of the League for the Fifth International reports from the picket lines at University College Dublin during a successful public sector strike against government cuts in services and jobs Read more...

Mass protests in Ireland over government cuts

Bernie McAdam reports on the latest protests in Ireland against government cut backs Read more...

Northern Ireland: devolution of policing is no solution to a sectarian state

As devolution of policing and justice powers to the Northern Ireland Assembly threatens to become a reality, Darren Cogavin looks at the real face of policing in Britain's oldest colony Read more...

IRSM argues for a peaceful political struggle in Ireland

Bernie McAdam argues that the the Irish Republican Socialist Movement has taken a step in the wrong direction, spreading the illusion that a "peaceful political struggle" can unite Ireland Read more...

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