The massive vote to repeal the 8th amendment and introduce abortion rights marks another major turning point for all progressive forces in Ireland.
The Good Friday Agreement was signed two decades ago, ending years of sectarian violence. But now the treaty is being trampled under foot by the narrow interests of cynical politicians on all sides.
Gerry Ruddy explains the history of the border in Ireland, and discusses the contradictions facing the governments in Britain and Ireland as a result of Brexit.
As Brexit negotiations grind to a halt, big business is entering panic mode. A no deal, “train-crash” Brexit - the one scenario that capitalism wants to avoid at all costs - looms large. And caught on the tracks is Ireland, the only country that shares a land border with the UK. Ben Curry looks at the the chaotic perspective facing Ireland, in the North and the South, as a result of Brexit and the global capitalist crisis.