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Solidarity with Greece following devastating forest fires

Statement of the International Section of the Workers Party of Ireland 27th July 2018 The Workers Party of Ireland extends its sincere condolences to the families of the victims of the fires in the area of East and West Attica and the towns of Mati, Rafina and Kineta. The Workers' Party expresses its solidarity with [...]

July 27th, 2018|Comments Off on Solidarity with Greece following devastating forest fires

Legislation needed to put manners on rogue employers such as Ryanair

Gavin Mendel-Gleason The Workers’ Party have called for the introduction of legislation to “put manners” on rogue employers such as Ryanair which refuse to engage in the state’s industrial relations resolution mechanisms and employ bully-boy tactics against workers. Workers’ Party Dublin North West representative Gavin Mendel-Gleason, said Ryanair’s industrial relations style was based [...]

July 27th, 2018|Comments Off on Legislation needed to put manners on rogue employers such as Ryanair

Solidarity with Cuba on the anniversary of 26 July 1953

Solidarity with Cuba on the anniversary of 26 July 1953 Statement of the International Section of the Workers Party of Ireland 26 July celebrations in Cuba 65 years ago, on 26th July 1953, a small band of courageous Cuban revolutionaries stormed the Moncada Barracks in the city of Santiago, in Eastern Cuba. Though [...]

July 26th, 2018|Comments Off on Solidarity with Cuba on the anniversary of 26 July 1953

Report shows that Mental Health is poor relation of a crumbling health service

The Workers’ Party has described the findings of the Mental Health Commission as “utterly shocking” and said the report proves that Mental Health services in this country are the poor relation of an already crumbling health service. Cllr. Ted Tynan (WP) Workers’ Party Cork Councillor Ted Tynan said that the report, which found [...]

July 25th, 2018|Comments Off on Report shows that Mental Health is poor relation of a crumbling health service

Lenient sentence for Lowry an affront to democracy and an insult to the working people of this country.

The Workers’ Party have described the €15,000 sentence against Deputy Michael Lowry for having knowingly delivered incorrect corporation tax returns and his failure to keep proper accounts as a gross affront to the two million workers in this country who pay their taxes and who contribute the vast bulk of tax paid into the Irish [...]

June 26th, 2018|Comments Off on Lenient sentence for Lowry an affront to democracy and an insult to the working people of this country.

Tynan accuses Cork City Council of slavish adherence to government’s “Rebuilding Ireland” plan

Cllr. Ted Tynan Workers’ Party Councillor, Ted Tynan, has accused Cork City Council management of slavish adherence to the government’s Rebuilding Ireland housing policy and a deep antipathy towards the public provision of housing. Cllr. Tynan will tonight (Monday) call for a pilot programme of 100% public, mixed income housing on council owned [...]

June 25th, 2018|Comments Off on Tynan accuses Cork City Council of slavish adherence to government’s “Rebuilding Ireland” plan

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