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Seán Byers

Seán Byers works for Trademark Belfast, a trade union-based organisation focused on research, political education and post-conflict transformation.

Northern Ireland’s Unhappy Centenary

100 years ago the partition of Ireland deepened sectarian divisions and lay the foundations for conflict and reaction – but a century later, there is a growing movement for a new republic: north and south.

New Approach, Old Problems

The recent deal to re-establish Northern Ireland’s Assembly may have broken a deadlock but it doesn’t resolve any of the fundamental contradictions at the heart of the peace process – and is likely to lead to another wave of punishing austerity.

The Troubles at 50

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the riots that sparked the Troubles in Northern Ireland. The working-class communities which bore the brunt of the violence have benefitted least from the peace.