Sinn Féin, party formerly linked to IRA, virtually ties for first in Irish elections

Ireland’s three most popular parties — Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin — each received around 22% of the vote in Saturday’s parliamentary elections, according to exit polling reported by AP. Why it matters: Since no party is projected to win enough seats to govern, someone will likely have to form a coalition. Fine […]

Irish Left Set to Win General Election, But Still Shut Out of Governing

For the first time in 100 years neither of Ireland’s two historically dominant parties will win a plurality of the vote, providing an opening to Sinn Fein and other left parties. What made this possible? The post Irish Left Set to Win General Election, But Still Shut Out of Governing appeared first on The Real […]

Irish Left Set to Win General Election, But Still Shut Out of Governing

For the first time in 100 years neither of Ireland’s two historically dominant parties will win a plurality of the vote, providing an opening to Sinn Fein and other left parties. What made this possible? The post Irish Left Set to Win General Election, But Still Shut Out of Governing appeared first on The Real […]

Brexit Won’t Deliver What Conservatives Promised

The Johnson government said leaving the EU would allow the UK to regain its sovereignty so it can apply higher labor and environmental standards, but that was an empty promise, says University of London economist John Weeks. The post Brexit Won’t Deliver What Conservatives Promised appeared first on The Real News Network. Source: https://therealnews.com/stories/brexit-wont-deliver-conservatives-promise Droolin’ […]

Irish people have a very strange understanding of “pizza”

I’ve been a fan of Blindboy Boatclub since I first discovered “Horse Outside,” his hit(?) song with the Rubberbandits (and later, by complete happenstance, ended up staying at the same hotel that’s featured in the video). His podcast consistently delivers a random, rambling ménage à trois of weird knowledge, cultural connections, empathy, and utter hilarity, […]

As Resistance Halts Pipelines, LNG and Tar Sands Move via Rail

The Trump administration is considering a proposal to move fracked gas by rail at the behest of a company owned by Milwaukee Bucks billionaire owner Wes Edens, a major donor to the DNC. As tar sands pipelines are halted, more carbon-intensive crude moves along the tracks. The post As Resistance Halts Pipelines, LNG and Tar […]