National Maternity Hospital – time to get off the sidelines

We are posting this follow-up article from Socialist Democracy (Ireland) on the politics behind the new National Maternity Hospital in Dublin. NATIONAL MATERNITY HOSPITAL – TIME TO GET OFF THE SIDELINES On the 25th May 2018 Irish citizens in the 26-county state voted to make abortion a legal right for women. Although admittedly within certain…

Belfast City Council must rename streets named after alleged sex offender

Socialist Democracy (Ireland) received this letter about Prince Andrew Park and Prince Andrew Gardens in South Belfast.   BELFAST CITY COUNCIL MUST RENAME STREETS NAMED AFTER ALLEGED SEX OFFENDER Dear Editor Two staples of Unionist politicians’ social media accounts are irritation at Irish culture and language and gushing praise of the English royal family. DUP…

EL&SD coverage of Migration

    The issue of migrants has been very important for the RCN. The RCN was central to getting the SSP to support the free movement of people and affiliating to ‘No One Is Illegal’.  After ceasing to be a platform in the SSP on June 22nd 2012 , the RCN continued placing emphasis on…

Bloody Sunday – 50 years of British injustice in Ireland

  Bloody Sunday, which occurred in Derry exactly 50 years ago, is perhaps the most significant post-war event to reveal the brutal  nature of the British ruling class and its UK state whenever it faces a serious democratic challenge.  We are posting two articles on Bloody Sunday, one by Joseph Healey of Anti-Capitalist Resistance, the…

Virginia Guiffre – no justice under the British legal system, “the best that money can buy”

At the Republican Socialist Forum meeting held on 15.1.22, RCF member, Pauline Bradley moved a motion on the trafficking of Virginia Giuffre by Prince Andrew. After a small amendment, it was agreed unanimously.   VIRGINIA GUIFFRE – NO JUSTICE UNDER THE BRITISH LEGAL SYSTEM, “THE BEST THAT MONEY CAN BUY”    Motion Virginia Guiffre The…

British Brexit strategy hits the buffers – more chaos ahead

We are posting this article from Socialist Democracy (Ireland) on the latest developments in the negotiations between the UK government and the EU following Lord Frost’s departure from the government and as chief  Brexit negotiator.   BRITISH BREXIT STRATEGY HITS THE BUFFERS – MORE CHAOS AHEAD Disagreement with covid strategy is not the reason for…