Both parties are Trotskyist and advocate permanent revolution and political agitation through working class mass action in capitalist societies such as Ireland.

The coming together of the two small left-wing parties should have been the easiest graft in Irish politics but has proved to be the most difficult. (...)

Alf Smiddy: Chairman of the review committee, who along with Tom Curran and John Lucey favour the council merger. Photograph: The Irish Times

Cork Chamber of Commerce has welcomed plans to merge the local city and county council insisting that it will be a “winning formula” which will facili(...)

Anti-water charge protesters march through Cork city centre on Saturday.

An estimated 1,200 anti-water charge campaigners in Cork have heard Socialist Party TD Joe Higgins call on the anti-water charge movement to run ca(...)

The march drew anti-water charges protestors from around the city and county and passed off peacefully through the city centre. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Around 500 people marched in Cork city on Saturday in an anti-water charge protest organised by a group which last week forced the abandonment of a me(...)

Cork councillor Mick Barry. A meeting of Cork City Council had to be abandoned this evening after anti-water charges campaigners disrupted it in protest at the jailing of five  protesters in Dublin last week. The meeting had been due to vote on a motion on the jailing proposed by Cllr Barry. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A meeting of Cork City Council was abandoned this evening after anti-water charges campaigners disrupted it in protest at the jailing of five anti-wat(...)

Anti-water charges protesters take part in a demonstration organised by the Cork Says No group through the centre of Cork city.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Several thousand people braved driving sleet and rain in Cork to march against the proposed water charges due for introduction later this year.Gardaí (...)

Irish Water says the  changes announced last November “have had no net impact Irish Water’s total income”.   Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney

The Government and Irish Water have both expressed strong confidence that the new water utility will pass the “market test” in April that upholds its (...)

Taking flight: Mick Barry in action at Dublin Hill in 1984. Photograph: Denis McGarry
Modest monarch of Irish road bowling
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  • December 20, 2014, 01:00

Mick Barry, who has died aged 95, was the greatest player ever to compete in the minority sport of road bowling, a 17th century game introduced to Ire(...)

Cllr Sean Martin outside Cork City Hall. Photograph: Daragh Mac Sweeney/Provision

Cork City Council has avoided abolition by passing a budget at the second time of asking. Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael steered through proposals despite (...)

Protests took place in Bandon, Clonakily, Fermoy, Mallow and Youghal today in Co Cork.

Up to 20,000 people braved driving wind and rain to take to the streets of Cork as part of the national campaign against water charges organised by th(...)