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New Workers’ Party candidate selected for Cork City North West

A new candidate has been chosen by the Workers’ Party to contest the extended Cork City North West ward in May’s local elections. Catherine Coffey Catherine Coffey , a high profile volunteer worker and community activist, was  selected by the party at a convention in the constituency last week. Following her selection Catherine [...]

January 21st, 2019|Comments Off on New Workers’ Party candidate selected for Cork City North West

New Year Greetings from the Workers Party of Ireland to International Communist and Workers’ Parties

Dear Comrades, The Workers Party of Ireland sends comradely greetings and best wishes for 2019 to communist and workers’ parties throughout the world. Capitalism continues to condemn millions to poverty, unemployment, homelessness, inequality, oppression, exploitation, hunger and disease. Imperialism, the highest stage of capitalism, with its specific features, including the concentration of production into monopolies [...]

January 4th, 2019|Comments Off on New Year Greetings from the Workers Party of Ireland to International Communist and Workers’ Parties

NAMA Land banks should be given to local authorities with funds for public housing construction

The Workers’ Party has called for major NAMA owned land banks suitable for housing to be given to local authorities along with funding for the construction of public housing. Cllr. Ted Tynan (WP) Workers’ Party Cork City Councillor, Ted Tynan,  said that the sale of 43 acres of prime housing land near Douglas [...]

January 4th, 2019|Comments Off on NAMA Land banks should be given to local authorities with funds for public housing construction

New Year statement of Workers’ Party President Michael Donnelly

To all Party members, supporters and friends. As the old year closes and a new one dawns it is time to reflect upon what the old represented and the new might hold. Michael Donnelly, President of the Workers' Party It was a year that held no great cheer for the hundreds of thousands [...]

December 30th, 2018|Comments Off on New Year statement of Workers’ Party President Michael Donnelly

“Bottomless Pit” Cork Events centre should be taken over or scrapped

The Workers’ Party in Cork have condemned the latest government funding pledge to the proposed Cork Events Centre, saying the project had become a bottomless pit for public funds in the midst of a housing crisis. Local Workers’ Party councillor, Ted Tynan, said that the with state and local authority funding pledges now nearing €40 [...]

December 21st, 2018|Comments Off on “Bottomless Pit” Cork Events centre should be taken over or scrapped

Death of Comrade Sean Garland

"It is with deep sadness and regret that the Workers Party announces the death of Sean Garland, a life-long comrade, a member of the Party's Central Executive Committee and one of the people who most influenced and shaped the Workers Party over many decades. Sean Garland (1934-2018) Party President Michael Donnelly has paid [...]

December 13th, 2018|Comments Off on Death of Comrade Sean Garland

Keep Cork Mail Centre open says Cllr. Ted Tynan

The Workers’ Party has called for urgent government intervention to prevent the closure of An Post’s Cork Mail Centre at Little Island which has reportedly been earmarked for closure with the loss of up to 200 jobs. Cllr. Ted Tynan (WP) Workers’ Party Cork City councillor Ted Tynan said the closure of the [...]

November 21st, 2018|Comments Off on Keep Cork Mail Centre open says Cllr. Ted Tynan

New Politics sinks in the more old sleaze as broadband rollout again in doubt

Case for semi-state ESB to take over broadband rollout now unanswerable   Seamus McDonagh The Workers’ Party has said that the latest revelations concerning the contacts between former Communications Minister Denis Naughten and US businessman David McCourt show that the so-called “new politics” ushered in by the Fianna Fail / Fine Gael “Confidence [...]

October 11th, 2018|Comments Off on New Politics sinks in the more old sleaze as broadband rollout again in doubt

Workers’ Party Calls for abolition of National Transport Authority

Cllr. Ted Tynan of the Workers’ Party  has deplored the decision by the National Transport Authority (NTA) to privatise yet more routes operated by Bus Éireann and said that instead the NTA itself should be abolished. Cllr. Tynan said that since its inception the NTA had shown that it was only interested in pursuing an [...]

October 3rd, 2018|Comments Off on Workers’ Party Calls for abolition of National Transport Authority

Government not speaking for majority of Irish people on welcome for Trump

The Workers’ Party has confirmed that it will be organising protests against the visit                of US President Donald Trump during his visit to this country next November. Workers’ Party Cork City Councillor Ted Tynan said that already, within hours of the announcement that Trump is to pay a brief visit here, there has been a [...]

September 1st, 2018|Comments Off on Government not speaking for majority of Irish people on welcome for Trump