The Sickle in the Sickle and Hammer: Socialism and Rural Ireland


Irish Student Left Online

Breandán O Conchúir explains why the Irish Left need to organise in rural Ireland… 

While the growth of the left in Ireland is a welcome development it is worth looking at how socialism relates to life in rural Ireland. I think it is fair to say that the left in Ireland is and has traditionally been urban based as has socialism globally. A quick search of the socialist party website using “farm” and “rural” as search terms returned no results while the socialist workers party website does have  animal welfare items, only one animal  welfare topic related  to rural Ireland in anyway and the ULA website makes no mention of farming or rural Ireland. I truly believe socialism can appeal to rural Ireland and the farming community and if there is a failure to develop policy on rural development then we will see a polarisation of a left right dived…

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