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Dublin Nth. Inner City Taskforce Report ignores vital issues including housing – Cllr. Éilis Ryan

Cllr. Éilis Ryan Eilis Ryan, Workers’ Party Councillor for the North Inner City has blasted the Dublin North Inner City Taskforce Report for ignoring vital issues like housing and instead focusing on ‘narrative changing’. Cllr Ryan attacked the report, authored by Kieran Mulvey, for focusing on clichés over actual substance: “The focus in [...]

February 16th, 2017|Comments Off on Dublin Nth. Inner City Taskforce Report ignores vital issues including housing – Cllr. Éilis Ryan

Moves to launch Taoiseach’s inner city taskforce behind closed doors criticised by local community

Cllr. Éilis Ryan Information has emerged that Kieran Mulvey’s report into tackling violence in Dublin’s north inner city will be launched this Thursday (16th February) - without any formal invitation or notification being issued to the North Inner City Community Coalition, the main community stakeholder in the area. The move has led to [...]

February 15th, 2017|Comments Off on Moves to launch Taoiseach’s inner city taskforce behind closed doors criticised by local community

Tynan slams “law of the jungle” as workers laid off by text message

Cllr. Ted Tynan Workers’ Party Councillor Ted Tynan has condemned the way that workers at Clancy’s bar and restaurant in Cork city centre were informed by mobile phone text that their jobs were gone. Cllr. Tynan said that no matter what economic circumstances existed at the company there was no excuse whatsoever for [...]

February 13th, 2017|Comments Off on Tynan slams “law of the jungle” as workers laid off by text message

Workers’ Party calls for mandatory trade union recognition in face of Tesco threats

The Workers’ Party has expressed its solidarity with Tesco workers beginning all out strike action on 14 February. Meath representative Seamus McDonagh said: “Tesco is the most profitable supermarket chain in Ireland and there is no justification for this attack on the employment conditions of longstanding workers. Indeed, Tesco hasn’t bothered to put forward any [...]

February 9th, 2017|Comments Off on Workers’ Party calls for mandatory trade union recognition in face of Tesco threats

Handing Coveney leaseback plan to vulture funds is “financial madness,” says Workers’ Party

Cllr. Éilis Ryan The Workers’ Party have called on Minister Simon Coveney to alter his proposed distressed mortgage ‘lease back’ plan to a fully public model, in order to cut out the profits of the landlord in the middle. Under the proposals released by Minister Coveney this morning, households with distressed mortgages will [...]

February 8th, 2017|Comments Off on Handing Coveney leaseback plan to vulture funds is “financial madness,” says Workers’ Party

Hewlett Packard condemned for dividing profitable corporation from loss-making HP Inc.

The Workers’ Party has condemned the announcement of the loss of 500 jobs at HP Inc in Lexilip, Co. Kildare. Cllr. Éilis Ryan (Workers’ Party, Dublin), pointed the finger at both the government’s blind reliance on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), and at Hewlett Packard’s decision to split into two global companies – which has exacerbated [...]

February 8th, 2017|Comments Off on Hewlett Packard condemned for dividing profitable corporation from loss-making HP Inc.

NUI Galway slammed for giving “austerity platform” to FG minister

NUI Galway endorsing partisan FG Brexit meeting The National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG), has come in for criticism for the publicity and implicit endorsement it has given to a Fine Gael party political meeting.  The event in question, a meeting on Brexit hosted by Fine Gael Galway West TD Hildegarde Naughton, will [...]

February 6th, 2017|Comments Off on NUI Galway slammed for giving “austerity platform” to FG minister

Workers’ Party launch campaign to fight funding cuts and privatisation of Bus Éireann

The Workers’ Partyhave launched a campaign to fight proposed cuts at Bus Éireann and to oppose government and management plans to privatise the company or hand the most profitable routes over to private competitors. The campaign started in Cork yesterday (Friday)  and the party distributed more than 3,000 leaflets in Cork city centre.  Member will [...]

February 3rd, 2017|Comments Off on Workers’ Party launch campaign to fight funding cuts and privatisation of Bus Éireann

Taoiseach’s inner city task force ignores housing

Taoiseach’s inner city task force ignores housing – despite Dublin 1 having more two-beds for sale for €1million than for under €200,000   Cllr. Éilis Ryan The “Taoiseach’s Taskforce” response to inner city violence and drug feuding has attracted criticism for failing to deal with the crisis of housing in the area. Speaking [...]

February 2nd, 2017|Comments Off on Taoiseach’s inner city task force ignores housing

Make Dublin a sanctuary city for those affected by Trump’s travel ban here

  Cllr. Éilis Ryan Cllr. Éilis Ryan (WP) tables council motion for Dublin to offer “sanctuary city” to those affected by Trump travel ban An emergency motion has been lodged ahead of next Monday’s (6th February) Dublin City Council meeting offering a ‘sanctuary city’ to anybody turned away from US immigration pre-clearance at [...]

January 30th, 2017|Comments Off on Make Dublin a sanctuary city for those affected by Trump’s travel ban here