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Chance to say ‘They’ve had their day’

Workers' Party statement on collapsing of  the Northern Ireland Assembly   Commenting on the collapse of the Northern Ireland Executive and the calling of an Asembly election for March 2nd, the Workers' Party have issued the following statement:- ‘This election is unnecessary and  will solve nothing unless people use it to pass judgement on all [...]

January 16th, 2017|Comments Off on Chance to say ‘They’ve had their day’

“Baptism Barrier” consultation process is consultation on segregating children

WP Meath representative Seamus McDonagh A consultation process on the ‘baptism barrier’ in primary school admissions, launched today (16th January) by education Minister Richard Bruton, has come under fire for being a “consultation on whether or not to segregate children". Speaking following the launch of the consultation process, Workers’ Party representative Séamus McDonagh [...]

January 16th, 2017|Comments Off on “Baptism Barrier” consultation process is consultation on segregating children

Oxfam report sparks calls for greater state-led investment economy

Oxfam highlight inequality A report produced by Oxfam today (An Economy for the 99%, 16th January), has sparked calls for greater state-led investment in the Irish economy. Reacting to the Oxfam report, Cllr. Éilis Ryan (Workers’ Party, North Inner City), said: “The World Economic Forum and World Bank have repeatedly paid lip service [...]

January 16th, 2017|Comments Off on Oxfam report sparks calls for greater state-led investment economy

Re-introduction of rental tax relief “just another subsidy for landlords” says Workers’ Party

Cllr. Éilis Ryan There has been negative reaction to a proposal announced today (Thursday 12th January) by government to consider the reintroduction of tax relief to those paying for private rented accommodation. Speaking following an announcement by Minister for Housing, Simon Coveney, that the measure – phased out during the recession – might [...]

January 12th, 2017|Comments Off on Re-introduction of rental tax relief “just another subsidy for landlords” says Workers’ Party

Apollo House court ruling a “callous betrayal of the most vulnerable” says Cllr. Éilis Ryan

Workers’ Party Dublin City Councillor Éilis Ryan has slammed the decision by Justice Paul Gilligan not to grant a stay on the eviction order on the occupiers of Apollo House as a callous betrayal of some of the most vulnerable people in Irish society. Cllr Ryan said: ‘This decision is a callous and cold-hearted one. [...]

January 11th, 2017|Comments Off on Apollo House court ruling a “callous betrayal of the most vulnerable” says Cllr. Éilis Ryan

National Transport Authority / Department responsible for financial crisis at Bus Éireann

Cllr. Ted Tynan Cllr. Ted Tynan of The Worker's Party has accused the National Transport Authority and the Department of Transport of being responsible for the present dire financial  situation in Bus Éireann. Cllr. Tynan said that since it was set up the NTA has been undermining actively Bus Éireann by issuing licences [...]

January 10th, 2017|Comments Off on National Transport Authority / Department responsible for financial crisis at Bus Éireann

McGuinness resignation -‘irresponsibility on top of arrogance’

The DUP / Sinn Fein Coalition has consistently failed to deliver The Workers Party has condemned as ‘irresponsible’ Sinn Fein’s decision to resign from the Executive and trigger an Assembly election. ‘Today’s resignation will solve nothing. The RHI scandal will remain unaddressed, the waste of public money will continue, there will be no [...]

January 9th, 2017|Comments Off on McGuinness resignation -‘irresponsibility on top of arrogance’

Council must be instructed not to reject NAMA social housing offers because of ‘tenure mix,’ says Workers’ Party councillor

A Dublin City Councillor has criticised council officials’ decision to reject NAMA social housing offers because of concerns about ‘tenure mix.’ Cllr. Éilis Ryan (Workers’ Party, North Inner City), was responding to reports that Dublin City Council rejected over a quarter of properties offered to it by NAMA in 2016 because of concerns around ‘tenure [...]

January 5th, 2017|Comments Off on Council must be instructed not to reject NAMA social housing offers because of ‘tenure mix,’ says Workers’ Party councillor

Government should requisition beds and wards in private hospitals to deal with emergency

Unoccupied hospital bed- a rare sight in Ireland's public hospitals The Workers’ Party have said that the latest increase in the number of patients on hospital trolleys in Ireland today has gone beyond an emergency and now requires bold and immediate action by the government. Cork based Workers’ Party councillor Ted Tynan has [...]

January 3rd, 2017|Comments Off on Government should requisition beds and wards in private hospitals to deal with emergency

New Year message of Workers’ Party President Michael Donnelly

WP President Michael Donnelly Comrades and friends, the past year has been a difficult one for most workers and their families as well as those who are unemployed. Despite the self-congratulations from government ministers and their media apologists, about how much better-off people are both in Northern Ireland as well as in the [...]

December 31st, 2016|Comments Off on New Year message of Workers’ Party President Michael Donnelly