“Unsung Hero” James Fearon Remembered in Newry


Despite the adverse weather conditions trade union members, socialists, republicans and members of the local community gathered in Newry to pay tribute to James Fearon, an early pioneer of trade unionism and socialism, with the erection of a permanent tribute on Merchants Quay on Monday [March 30]. Welcoming the unveiling of the memorial plaque éirígí’s Newry spokesperson Stephen Murney commended

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“Enough is Enough” – Stormont Gets the Message in Newry


éirígí activists were among hundreds of people who took to the streets of Newry in protest against Stormont’s austerity programme. Activists from the socialist republican party held aloft our “Stormont isn’t Working” banner which attracted quite a lot of attention from fellow protesters.   The large crowd listened intently as speaker after speaker lambasted the Stormont politicians who are directly responsible

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Money, not medical efficiency, behind moves to close Daisy Hill Stroke Unit – éirígí


The socialist republican party, éirígí, has added its voice to calls for people in Newry and surrounding areas to come together and support the campaign to save the Stroke Unit at Daisy Hill Hospital. The party’s call comes following the announcement by the Southern Trust that the vital service is to be moved to Craigavon, a move supported by Stormont’s

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Máire Drumm slams Ageas Job Losses


éirígí spokesperson Máire Drumm has slammed the decision to axe 200 jobs at the Ageas facility in the Springvale Business Park in West Belfast as “another example of ordinary people paying the price for the greed of private corporations.” Speaking from Belfast Máire Drumm said, “I am very concerned about the axing of 200 local jobs at the Ageas call

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Volunteer Thomas Carr remembered by éirígí in Newry


The socialist republican party, éirígí, recently commemorated the 90th anniversary of Volunteer Thomas Carr in Newry. Thomas Carr was shot by the RUC on Hill Street, on February 12th 1925 and later died from his wounds. Speaking to those assembled at the spot where Thomas was gunned down, éirígí’s Stephen Murney explained the background to the state-sanctioned murder. Murney said,

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