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Ireland

Overwhelming Yes vote in Ireland to Lisbon Treaty

An overwhelming 67 per cent voted yes in the Irish referendum on October 2 approving the Lisbon Treaty. This was the second referendum to be held after the Irish people had already voted to reject the treaty by a majority of 7 per cent on June 8 2008. The Irish ruling class though deeply embarrassed by this first result had no intention of accepting it and gave notice that another vote would be held. Read more...

Smash Cowen’s onslaught: organise for action now!

Members of the League for the Fifth International recently took part in demonstrations against the "National Asset Management Agency" (NAMA) in Dublin. This leaflet was distributed to hundreds of those participating in the protest against government attacks. Read more...

“No to Nama” protest in Dublin

Around 3,000 people protested against the bail out of the banks and Cowen’s cut backs in the public sector in Dublin on Saturday 19 September. Read more...

The death of the Celtic Tiger

Ireland’s economy, once hailed as a model for ‘emerging economies’ the world over, was the first in the Eurozone to enter recession. Bernie McAdam looks at the end of the Celtic Tiger. Read more...

What is happening at the Waterford occupation?

Interview with Tom Hogan, UNITE, President of Waterford Trades Council and former employee at the plant Read more...

Dublin demo huge success - mass potest against pension levy

On Saturday 21 February 120,000 workers marched in Dublin against the imposition of a pension levy on public sector workers’ wages by the Fianna Fail government. League members and supporters report from the demonstration Read more...

For a public sector strike against all cuts!

This is the text of a leaflet being given out by League members and supporters on the demonstration in Dublin on February 21st in support of Waterford and against job losses. Read more...

Mounting anger in Ireland at education cuts

At least 50,000 people participated in a massive march in Dublin on Saturday to protest against education cutbacks announced in October's budget. After years of insufficient investment to repair the cutbacks of the 1980's, the government is now using the economic downturn to attack education and other essential public services writes Darren Cogavin reporting from the demonstration. Read more...

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