21 Aug 2016


In economics, a recession is a negative economic growth for two consecutive quarters. Anything less than annual three per cent growth in GDP, however, is traditionally also viewed with concern in our times.

20 Aug 2016

Anti-Austerity Alliance in Ireland

Ireland elected six new socialist TDs (the Irish Dail's equivalent of MPs) at the February 2016 election. The vote reflected continuing resistance to austerity and in particular the powerful campaign against water charges, as reported in socialistworker.co.uk.

19 Aug 2016

proud to be a rebel - Roger Casement

I am proud to be a rebel - Roger Casement, former British diplomat, hanged by the British 100 years ago: 3 August 1916, the last of the leaders of the Easter Rising in Ireland to be executed. (Source: Gerry Adams's blog)

15 Aug 2016

Pagan Sabbats

There are eight Sabbats that make up the Wheel of the Year. The Sabbats are solar, seasonal and represent the cycle of birth, life, death and rebirth. They are: Samhain, Yule, Imbolc, Ostara, Beltain, Litha, Lughnasadh, and Mabon.