Today, a friend sent me on an article from Wednesday’s Morning Star about the decline of Europe’s left-wing press. It got me thinking about the newspapers and magazines that are published today in Ireland and what kind of future lies ahead for them.
While the latter question cannot be answered without some thought, I thought I’d first try to write up a detailed, updated list of what is currently being published.
Here’s what I came up with…
An independent counter-culture crew bring out Rabble (Free, Quarterly, 24 pages).
Trotskyist groups The Socialist Workers Party publish The Socialist Worker (Donation, Monthly, 8 pages) and Irish Marxist Review (€3, Irregular, 55 pages) while The Socialist Party publish The Socialist (Donation, Monthly, 12 pages) and a political journal Socialist View.
Within Irish Republicanism, Sinn Fein produce a newspaper An Phoblact (€2, Monthly, 32 pages) and a magazine Iris (€4, Quarterly, 64 pages), the 32 County Sovereignty Movement (32CSM) bring out The Sovereign Nation (€2/donation, Irregular, 8 pages), Republican Sinn Fein (RSF) publish Saoirse (€2, Monthly, 16 pages) and the Irish Republican Socialist Party (IRSP) has a new magazine Starry Plough (€1.50, Quarterly, 28 pages).
As far as I’m aware, the Irish Socialist Network (ISN) still prints Resistance (Free, Quarterly, 4 pages)
A group of socialists independently produce Red Banner (€2, Quarterly, ?)