Armed Response Unit Break Up Political Protest in Cork, Ireland

Members of the Connolly Youth Movement had inhabited two buildings, which we dubbed Kent House and Mellows house, the six residents had been living there for over two months. Yesterday, a worker of the maintenance group hired out by the asset management company, O’Dwyer Real Estate Management, appeared on scene demanding that we immediately vacate … Read moreArmed Response Unit Break Up Political Protest in Cork, Ireland

We Need To Talk About Housing | Forward #25

While the carcass of the Celtic Tiger may be long devoured; the rate of homelessness, precarious housing, insane rents, slum landlords and a lack of social housing, or appropriate accommodation for students, are still on the rise. Throughout the island of Ireland, the ownership and misuse of property decides our safety, our employment, our education … Read moreWe Need To Talk About Housing | Forward #25

A Brief History of the Irish Labour Party

The Labour party has attempted an extensive rebranding since its utter devastation in the 2016 election. It occupies the perverse position of decrying the homelessness it facilitated and simultaneously calling for a public health system which it made no attempt to implement while in government, leaving us with thousands of austerity related deaths per annum. … Read moreA Brief History of the Irish Labour Party

A Response to a UCC Historical Society Event in 2016

There is a paradigm shift being promoted in Ireland today – but by whose hand and in whose interest? Organised labour with a shared national identity and a pool of democratic heroes and martyrs to draw from to inspire their contemporary struggles is difficult to subjugate, divide or to be utilized in the service of … Read moreA Response to a UCC Historical Society Event in 2016

Scabtran: A Symptom Of A Failing System

With the rise of the gig economy, call center work has quickly risen as a cornerstone industry in cities across Ireland. In Cork, the local branch of the CYM recently started a campaign to highlight the stressful conditions that workers face everyday. The Facebook page, Scabtran, had gained around 700 followers in the first handful … Read moreScabtran: A Symptom Of A Failing System