The Front Line in the Battle for Class Unity in Northern Ireland

Housing has often been the arena in which class consciousness and militant action has been instilled in the hearts and minds of the Irish youth. This struggle is ever present in the North. Segregation of housing in urban centres of Derry and Belfast remains an obstacle to social cohesion and the unity of class action … Read moreThe Front Line in the Battle for Class Unity in Northern Ireland

Why Ireland Needs Public Housing

In the past, young people were able to receive a home from the local authority which led to localized construction projects. Most people in Ireland lived in homes built by their local corporation or council, the same model existed in the United Kingdom where local authorities constructed mass local housing. Seems simple, right? Today the … Read moreWhy Ireland Needs Public Housing

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