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Ireland’s United Left Alliance presents its “alternative” budget

By Jordan Shilton, December 17, 2012

The United Left Alliance’s “alternative budget” for Ireland makes clear that the pseudo-left is lining up to defend capitalism against growing opposition within the working class.

Outburst of loyalist violence in Northern Ireland

By Steve James, December 12, 2012

Rioting followed a decision by Belfast City Council to restrict the number of days on which Britain’s Union flag flies over Belfast City Hall.

Irish budget deepens misery for working people

By Jordan Shilton, December 11, 2012

Ireland’s sixth austerity budget in less than five years will intensify the attacks on working people.

Irish unions make show of opposition to new austerity measures

By Jordan Shilton, Dermot Quinn, November 28, 2012

The president of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions, Eugene McGlone, was booed as he started to speak at last Saturday’s anti-austerity march in Dublin.

Lithuanian voters punish conservative government for austerity measures

By Markus Salzmann, November 7, 2012

Neither the Social Democratic Party nor Viktor Uspaskich’s Labour Party offer Lithuania any alternative to the previous government’s course of grinding austerity.

Iceland holds referendum on new constitution

By Jordan Shilton, November 7, 2012

A referendum in Iceland on October 21 saw voters approve several amendments that could result in the redrafting of the country’s constitution.

Irish teachers demonstrate in Dublin against pay cuts

By Jordan Shilton, October 31, 2012

A protest of between 2,000 and 3,000 teachers took place outside the Irish parliament last Wednesday.

Conflicts within EU stall Irish debt deal

By Jordan Shilton, October 27, 2012

The Irish government’s aim of securing a write-down on state debt by the end of October has failed amid growing conflicts within the European Union.

The consequences of austerity in Latvia

By Markus Salzmann, October 18, 2012

In the midst of deepening social distress, Latvia has been praised by numerous institutions and the media as a role model for the success of austerity policies.

Irish financial elite presses government for deeper austerity

By Jordan Shilton, October 11, 2012

The impact of the on-going global economic crisis on Ireland has prompted demands from the financial elite that the government expand its austerity measures.

Caterpillar to sack 920 workers at FG Wilson, Northern Ireland

By Steve James, September 19, 2012

Caterpillar Inc.’s decision to shift diesel generator production from Northern Ireland to China will cost 760 staff and 160 agency workers their jobs.

Calls grow for slashing pensions in Ireland

By Jordan Shilton, September 19, 2012

A report leaked to the Irish Times has revealed that the fund out of which pensions and social welfare benefits are paid is running an annual deficit of €1.5 billion.