2004 will be a defining year for the Fianna Fail/Progressive Democrat
coalition. They face their first electoral test on 11 June in the Local
and European elections the first to take place since their re-election
THE BATTLE against the bin tax in the last two months has raised ominous
signs for all workers. The capitalist establishment in all its guises -
political parties, media, courts and the Gardai has demonstrated its
ruthlessness in dealing with this challenge to their rule.