Regions / Ireland
A coalition of leftists and independents may come out on top in the Irish election.
After a year of earthshaking victories and devastating setbacks, Europe's new progressive parties are slowly learning how to balance governance with activism.
Even women who live in countries where abortion is legal often face obstacles to obtaining safe abortions — thanks, in part, to the United States.
In upcoming votes for the EU's most indebted countries, the left will have to battle both the forces of austerity and a resurgent xenophobic right.
It's a new kind of barbarism, one that sacks countries with fine print.
The European debt crisis has little to do with poor budgeting and everything to do with crony capitalism.
Irish activists fighting a plan to increase the cost of water have an unlikely ally in their corner: the Detroit Water Brigade.
Yes, the far right performed well in Europe's elections. But wherever voters had a clear choice between economic democracy and right-wing xenophobia, they went left.
Each year Conn Hallinan looks aghast at news stories and newsmakers that beggar belief.
Martin McGuiness, now running for the presidency in the Republic of Ireland, is an admitted former member of the IRA.