Tag: belfast

Belfast International Womens’ Day: All welcome, except socialists?

By Lucy Simpson, As a life-long socialist and a member of Unite, I was looking forward to taking part in this year’s International Women’s Day March in Belfast because of the huge attacks working class women are facing from the Stormont politicians – both in terms of cuts to public […]

“Tell the truth Poots – A&E closure down to Assembly cuts”

The Minister for Health Edwin Poots has been challenged to “tell the truth on the decision to close the Belfast City Hospital’s A&E”. South Belfast Socialist Party spokersperson Paddy Meehan stated “the decision to close the City A&E was not taken as the Minister claims because of resourcing reasons, but […]

Turmoil Over Flag Dispute Continues

Turmoil over the issue of the flying of the union flag has now continued across Northern Ireland for six weeks. The protests, blocking of roads and frequent rioting began on December 3rd when Belfast City Council voted to fly the flag over City Hall on seventeen “designated days” only rather […]