The Irish Working Class Today
AbstractThis article is focussed on the objective dimension of the Southern working class and is an initial response to John
Molyneux’s call for a “a Marxist analysis of who the modern proletariat is, where they are located and which are its
key sections from the point of view of potential power and militancy." This article seeks to identify who the working class is and argues that a narrow view of the working class does not reflect the reality of modern capitalism.