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World Federation of Trade Unions statement on the tragedy in Grenfell, London

Statement of the World Federation of Trade Unions on last week's tragedy at Grenfell Tower, London." "The World Federation of Trade Unions expresses its sincere sadness for the victims who have found tragic death in the multi-storey building in Grenfell, London. We convey our condolences to the families of the victims and their relatives. We [...]

June 20th, 2017|Comments Off on World Federation of Trade Unions statement on the tragedy in Grenfell, London

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June 16th, 2017|Comments Off on Testing without plugin

Only full choice for women can stop nightmare of courts and lawyers

All political parties must support the Citizen's Assembly's recommendations for full access to abortion up to twelve weeks, to prevent further nightmarish situations for women. This is according to Workers’ Party councillor Éilis Ryan, who was responding to a case reported today (Monday), in which a young girl’s mental health difficulties and pregnancy were examined [...]

June 12th, 2017|Comments Off on Only full choice for women can stop nightmare of courts and lawyers

What Really Matters? Eve of Poll Video

What Really Matters Workers Party 2017 from Workers Party on Vimeo. This Election has been dominated by talk of sectarian pacts, inter-party deals and paper candidates. The major parties have sought to turn the campaign into yet another sectarian headcount – this time based on Brexit and the Border: the reality is that it is [...]

June 7th, 2017|Comments Off on What Really Matters? Eve of Poll Video

Irish Rail “insolvency” is result of miserly state subvention; workers should not have to pay the price

Cllr. Ted Tynan The Workers’ Party have said that the latest crisis at Irish Rail is the result of years of underfunding and one of the lowest levels of state subvention per capita in Europe. Cllr. Ted Tynan, Workers’ Party Cork City councillor, said that there seemed to be a clear choreography in [...]

June 6th, 2017|Comments Off on Irish Rail “insolvency” is result of miserly state subvention; workers should not have to pay the price

AIB tax-holiday a direct subsidy to private speculators

The Workers' Party have condemned the 30-year "corporation tax holiday" the government is granting AIB in order to attract private investors in the state bank. Workers' Party representative Gavin Mendel-Gleason said: Its extraordinary that, for the period AIB has been in state hands, loopholes allowing the bank to avoid corporation tax have been closed off. [...]

June 4th, 2017|Comments Off on AIB tax-holiday a direct subsidy to private speculators

Hibernia profit surge shows madness of NAMA sell-off strategy

The profits now being made off assets previously controlled by NAMA show the madness of the government’s “Sell-Off Strategy,” according to the Workers’ Party. Comments released by Cllr. Éilis Ryan (Workers’ Party, North Inner City) were sparked by news that Hibernia REIT, whose asset portfolio contains a large number of former NAMA-controlled properties, expected to [...]

May 24th, 2017|Comments Off on Hibernia profit surge shows madness of NAMA sell-off strategy

New unilateral bin charges show up farce of voluntary regulation

Revelations today (Sunday) that private waste operators have unilaterally introduced ‘pay-by-weight’ type bin charges - contrary to an agreement in place with government - show up the pointlessness of ‘voluntary’ regulations, according to the Workers’ Party. Cllr. Éilis Ryan (Workers’ Party, North Inner City Dublin), said: The move by Greyhound, Panda and others to introduce [...]

May 21st, 2017|Comments Off on New unilateral bin charges show up farce of voluntary regulation

Message solidarity and support to PAME on occasion of General Strike & Rallies,

PAME protest in Athens today (17.05.2017) The Workers' Party has sent the following message to PAME, the Greek All Workers Militant Front on the occasion of the Greek General Strike organised by PAME and May Demonstrations and Rallies across Greece. Dear comrades, The Workers Party of Ireland sends warm greetings and extends its [...]

May 17th, 2017|Comments Off on Message solidarity and support to PAME on occasion of General Strike & Rallies,

Kenny’s departure will be met with indifference by workers and their families says Cllr. Ted Tynan

Cllr. Ted Tynan The Workers’ Party has said that the announcement that Taoiseach Enda Kenny will stand down as leader of Fine Gael tonight and as Taoiseach once that party elects a new leader will be met with indifference by the vast majority of workers and their families and by the wider working [...]

May 17th, 2017|Comments Off on Kenny’s departure will be met with indifference by workers and their families says Cllr. Ted Tynan