Wildfires rage across Europe as Ireland records hottest weather in two centuries

Ireland experienced its highest recorded temperature in two centuries on Monday (18 July). The Met Éireann station in Phoenix Park recorded a temperature of 33℃, only 0.3℃ cooler than the temperature recorded at Kilkenny Castle in 1855. While many were able to enjoy the sunshine, the extreme heat poses a life-threatening danger to vulnerable people. … Read more

Fascism and the Fall of Roe v. Wade

OAP, Béal Feirste In ‘The Fascist Offensive’, Georgi Dimitrov lays out clearly what fascism is and how it operates. He writes; Fascism is the power of finance capital itself… The development of fascism, and the fascist dictatorship itself, assume different forms in different countries, according to historical, social and economic conditions and to the national … Read more

There is a Magic Money Tree

AH, BÁC Thatcher’s empowered female successor, Theresa May, was quoted as saying there is “no magic money tree” when being asked about raising taxes or borrowing more to make sure the NHS could keep running. What the slogan generally means is that there are insufficient state funds for important already state funded institutions (like the … Read more

MPs given 24 hours notice before P&O sackings, did nothing to prevent them

UK cabinet ministers were made aware of imminent sackings on the part of P&O Ferries, which resulted in the loss of over 800 jobs between Britain and Ireland, and did nothing to prevent them, a leaked Ministry for Transport memo has revealed. On 17 March, P&O officials, using pre-recorded videos, announced the sacking (on the … Read more