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Government is indifferent to suffering of those on hospital waiting lists

Dick Roche, Workers’ Party representative in Waterford has accused the government of being completely indifferent to those on public hospital waiting list. Dick Roche Mr. Roche was speaking as it emerged that the number of people on hospital waiting lists had reached some 707,000 people, the highest ever recorded and representing more than [...]

June 14th, 2018|Comments Off on Government is indifferent to suffering of those on hospital waiting lists

Cork Incinerator draws planning process into disrepute, skewed against ordinary people

Workers’ Party Councillor Ted Tynan has called for a “root and branch” overhaul of the planning process in the wake of An Bórd Pleanála’s decision to grant planning permission to Indaver for a major waste incinerator at Ringaskidy, Co. Cork. Graphic showing the plume of air pollution blown by the prevailing wind (2015 study) [...]

June 11th, 2018|Comments Off on Cork Incinerator draws planning process into disrepute, skewed against ordinary people

Collapse of Sammon Group must prompt immediate halt to new Public Private Partnership

The Workers’ Party have said that the liquidation today (Tuesday) of Sammon Contracting Ireland as part of the continuing fallout of the collapse of UK Carillion consortium must prompt an immediate halt to any proposed new Public Private Partnership (PPP) projects in this country. Workers’ Party Meath representative, Seamus McDonagh, said that while the most [...]

June 5th, 2018|Comments Off on Collapse of Sammon Group must prompt immediate halt to new Public Private Partnership

Workers’ Party condemn slaughter in Palestine

The Workers Party of Ireland condemns today’s murderous attacks on Palestinian civilians by the Israeli state. At present, sources suggest that at least 55 Palestinians have been killed and 2,400 wounded by Israeli forces, on what has been described as the deadliest day of violence since the 2014 attacks on Gaza. Today’s events, which have [...]

May 14th, 2018|Comments Off on Workers’ Party condemn slaughter in Palestine

Workers’ Party statement on the 200th anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx

On the 200th Anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx Statement by the International Section The Workers Party of Ireland   Karl Marx was born on 5th May 1818, in Trier in the Rhineland of Prussia and spent the first 17 years of his life there. He attended Bonn University from 15th October 1835 to 22nd August [...]

May 5th, 2018|Comments Off on Workers’ Party statement on the 200th anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx

Expanded Cork City must get greater elected representation or will be undemocratic

  Cork's new city boundary will add 90,00 to population The Workers’ Party have strongly criticised the Terms of Reference of the new electoral boundary committee for the expanded Cork City which proposes no increase in the number of elected councillors despite an almost doubling of the city’s population. Workers’ Party councillor Ted [...]

April 26th, 2018|Comments Off on Expanded Cork City must get greater elected representation or will be undemocratic

An Post “upgrade” will further erode services in smaller towns and villages

The Workers’ Party has criticised an announcement by An Post of a plan to close around 100 post offices across the country while concentrating modernised servces in cities and larger urban areas as another blow to small town and rural Ireland. Meath Workers’ Party representative Seamus McDonagh accused An Post of packaging a major run-down [...]

April 20th, 2018|Comments Off on An Post “upgrade” will further erode services in smaller towns and villages

Workers’ Party hold Belfast rally in opposition to imperialist attacks on Syria

Workers' Party members outside Belfast City Hall this afternoon (Friday) in opposition to US/UK/French bombing of Syria.     Workers Party opposes imperialist attacks against Syria   The Workers Party of Ireland condemns last week’s missile attacks on Syria as an escalation of imperialist aggression in the region under the pretext of an [...]

April 19th, 2018|Comments Off on Workers’ Party hold Belfast rally in opposition to imperialist attacks on Syria

Workers’ Party call for restoration of tax relief on trade union subscriptions

The Workers' Party have demanded demanded that the government restore tax relief on Trade Union subscriptions for workers, saying that the present situation whereby Trade Union members are the only people paying subscriptions to  representative or professional bodies who are not allowed tax, PRSI and USC relief on their subscriptions is discriminatory. Cllr. Ted Tynan, Workers' Party [...]

April 17th, 2018|Comments Off on Workers’ Party call for restoration of tax relief on trade union subscriptions

Statement by the Workers Party on the attacks against Syria

The Workers' Party of Ireland condemns last night’s missile attacks on Syria as an escalation of imperialist aggression in the region under the pretext of an unproven allegation concerning chemical weapons in eastern Ghouta. France and Britain at the behest of the US, and with the connivance of NATO, the EU and their member states, [...]

April 14th, 2018|Comments Off on Statement by the Workers Party on the attacks against Syria