Historically, the Irish left has suffered from two weaknesses – a poverty of ambition and a lack of credible alternatives. These weaknesses, more than anything else, are the reason why the south of Ireland has never had a left-wing government.
Last weekend’s conference organised by the five Right2Water trade unions – Unite, Mandate, CPSU, CWU, OPATSI – sought to address these weaknesses.
The reformist left, led by Labour and Siptu, have always...
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