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Michael Taft

Michael Taft is a researcher for Irish trade union SIPTU. He blogs at Notes on the Front.

Where Next for the Irish Left?

In February, Ireland’s right-wing duopoly were defeated in an election for the first time – but still ended up in government. If the Irish Left wants to replace them, it will need to come together to build an alternative.

Ireland’s Historic Opportunity

After decades of right-wing domination, February’s general election could be a watershed moment in Irish politics – if the country’s Left can unite against Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil.