By Niall Dooris The Inquiry into the handling of the Covid 19 pandemic was officially launched in June…
The Northern Ireland Secretary Chris Heaton-Harris shamelessly unveiled the Northern Ireland budget for 2023-24 indicating that overall spending would be slashed by 3.3%, representing a cut of approximately £800 million.
Time and time again, capitalism ensures that young people’s futures are eroded and that working-class people are made to pay the price for the actions of politicians and bosses. The actions of those workers and young people show us that such attacks can be challenged.
Rising rent, soaring energy bills and skyrocketing grocery costs – for many, the cost of living crisis has been a severe cause of financial and psychological stress. According to capitalist economists previous recession fears were exaggerated, and that inflationary pressures are subsiding. So, it is worth asking, is the cost of living crisis finally coming to an end?
It is no wonder that so many young people today have a burning hatred for landlords. Thousands of people are forced to seek emergency homeless accommodation, and yet private landlords are raking in huge profits. Chris Stewart analyses the question, "Do we need landlords?"
No going back: Working-class and young people can unite to defeat paramilitary violence and sectarianism!
News broke on Wednesday night of the attempted killing of a police officer in Omagh. He was shot multiple times by masked gunmen after a youth football coaching session. Early reports suggest this was likely an attack carried out by the dissident republican “New IRA”.
The threat of water charges is back on the agenda. In a statement regarding the next Northern Ireland budget, Tory Secretary of State Chris Heaton-Harris said that “difficult choices cannot be deferred any longer” and that water charges are one of the options under consideration.
This year marks twenty five years since the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement. While marking an end to the violence of the troubles, the peace process has been based on instiutionalising sectarianism
Jeffery Donaldson, the leader of the DUP, has been threatening to collapse the institutions, by removing executive ministers if article 16 is not triggered by the British government. A threat that he has now backed down on after assurances from the Brexit Secretary that she will suspend aspects of the post-Brexit deal if agreement with the EU cannot be reached.
The Severe Fetal Impairment Abortion (Amendment) Bill was narrowly rejected by Stormont in December. Introduced by DUP MLA Paul Givan and backed by anti-choice MLAs in the SDLP, UUP and Alliance, the bill attempted to restrict abortion access in cases of severe fetal impairment.