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Reported trauma centre closure plans are out of touch with reality says Workers’ Party

The Workers’ Party have said that reports in yesterday’s Sunday Business Post (19/11/17) that emergency departments will be closed in three Dublin hospitals and several others including Cavan, Naas and Portlaoise are completely out of touch with reality. Workers’ Party Meath representative Seamus McDonagh said the report was most alarming and if implemented would inevitably [...]

November 20th, 2017|Comments Off on Reported trauma centre closure plans are out of touch with reality says Workers’ Party

Dáil & Seanad should sit through the night to remove tenancy loophole

70 Cork apartment tenants face eviction as result of landlord "renovations" loophole The Workers’ Party has called on the government to put an emergency bill through the Oireachtas to urgently close a loophole which allows landlords to evict tenants where major renovations are being carried out in a rented home. Workers’ Party Councillor Ted Tynan [...]

November 16th, 2017|Comments Off on Dáil & Seanad should sit through the night to remove tenancy loophole

Comments of Housing Executive chief point to serious lack of empathy with homeless

Gavin Mendel-Gleason The Workers’ Party has strongly criticised the comments of the director of Dublin Regional Homeless Executive, Ms. Eileen Gleeson saying that they showed a distinct lack of empathy with homeless people. Workers’ Party Dublin North West representative Gavin Mendel-Gleason said Ms. Gleeson’s comments  were callous and ignorant and suggested that homelessness [...]

November 15th, 2017|Comments Off on Comments of Housing Executive chief point to serious lack of empathy with homeless

Under no circumstances should Ireland join new EU military body PESCO

Seamus McDonagh The Workers’ Party has said that under no circumstances should Ireland become a member or associate of the new Permanent Structured Defence Cooperation body (PESCO). Seamus McDonagh, the Workers’ Party’s Meath representative, said that PESCO represented a further step along the road to a full-blown EU army and defence structure in [...]

November 15th, 2017|Comments Off on Under no circumstances should Ireland join new EU military body PESCO

Tynan condemns Sinn Féin support for Cork City budget

Cork city councillor Ted Tynan (Workers’ Party) has condemned Sinn Féin’s decision to back the council’s annual budget last week (Thursday, November 9th). Speaking in reaction to the budget, Cllr. Tynan said: “I voted against the budget for the same reason Sinn Féin said they had voted against the budget in the past - It [...]

November 13th, 2017|Comments Off on Tynan condemns Sinn Féin support for Cork City budget

Planned speed increase on Cork’s North Ring Road slammed by Cllr. Tynan

Workers’ Party Councillor Ted Tynan has criticised plans to increase the speed limit on the North Ring Road from the existing 50 kilometre per hour maximum to 60kph. Cllr. Tynan said the North Ring Road was not a proper ring road and had been constructed in the 1980s as a compromise route due to the [...]

November 6th, 2017|Comments Off on Planned speed increase on Cork’s North Ring Road slammed by Cllr. Tynan

Statement of the Workers’ Party of Ireland delegation in Moscow to celebrate the October Revolution

Workers Party of Ireland Statement of the WPI delegation in Moscow to celebrate the October Revolution Comrade Gerry Grainger, International Secretary of the Workers' Party of Ireland addressing the meeting in Moscow today V.I. Lenin: "We have made the start. When, at what date and time, the proletarians of which nation will complete [...]

November 5th, 2017|Comments Off on Statement of the Workers’ Party of Ireland delegation in Moscow to celebrate the October Revolution

WP of Ireland address to St. Petersburg meeting marking centenary of Great October Revolution

19th International Meeting of Communist and Workers Parties, St Petersburg 2-3 November 2017   “The 100th Anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution: The Ideals of the Communist Movement, Revitalising the Struggle against imperialist wars, for peace, socialism.”   Comrades, The Workers Party of Ireland is honoured to be present in Russia on this historic [...]

November 3rd, 2017|Comments Off on WP of Ireland address to St. Petersburg meeting marking centenary of Great October Revolution

ICWPE statement on 100th anniversary of the October Revolution

STATEMENT OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNIST INITIATIVE On the 100th anniversary of the October Revolution   The Initiative Communist Parties greet the working class, all working people of Europe on the occasion of the centennial of the greatest event of the XX century – the October Revolution! October 1917 proved in practice the correctness of the Leninist [...]

October 24th, 2017|Comments Off on ICWPE statement on 100th anniversary of the October Revolution

Workers’ Party to hold vigil on Cork’s St. Patrick’s Bridge to highlight homelessness

The Workers’ Party is to hold a vigil on Cork’s St. Patrick’s bridge next Sunday evening (15th October) to highlight the growing level of homelessness both locally and nationally and in protest at what the party called the government’s’ “snail’s  pace” housing programme. Karen Collins: Event organiser Workers’ Party activist and event organiser, [...]

October 12th, 2017|Comments Off on Workers’ Party to hold vigil on Cork’s St. Patrick’s Bridge to highlight homelessness