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Ireland receives a paltry €104 million over 20 year period for oil & gas worth billions

The Workers’ Party have described as shameful the payment of a mere €104 million from oil & gas multinationals over the 20 year period from 1998 in respect of yields worth many billions of euro. Cllr. Éilis Ryan Workers’ Party Dublin Councillor Éilis Ryan said that the income to the state was paltry [...]

January 26th, 2018|Comments Off on Ireland receives a paltry €104 million over 20 year period for oil & gas worth billions

Carillion collapse exposes the folly of Public Private Partnerships. Future of Schools and jobs must be protected

Meath Workers’ Party representative Seamus McDonagh has said that the collapse of the Carillion consortium not only poses a threat to the completion of schools in Kells, Wicklow, Carlow and Wexford but has left many workers without pay or assurances as to their future. Kells based Mr. McDonagh said that the collapse of Carillion and [...]

January 24th, 2018|Comments Off on Carillion collapse exposes the folly of Public Private Partnerships. Future of Schools and jobs must be protected

€44 fine for jobseekers who refuse dead-end jobs will push people into poverty and homelessness

The Workers’ Party has said increased penalties for those who do not take up certain work or training amounts to punishing those already in dire straits for the government’s failure to create jobs. Workers’ Party Meath representative Seamus McDonagh said the proposed fines of up to €44 for jobseekers labelled as failing to engage with [...]

January 23rd, 2018|Comments Off on €44 fine for jobseekers who refuse dead-end jobs will push people into poverty and homelessness

Housing targets missed because of insufficient funds and will

The Workers’ Party have said that the failure of the country’s local authorities to meet minimal construction targets belongs at the door of the government and of Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy in particular. Cork Workers’ Party Councillor Ted Tynan said the minister could not expect local authorities to reach even these insignificant targets because he [...]

January 23rd, 2018|Comments Off on Housing targets missed because of insufficient funds and will

Workers’ Party of Ireland solidarity to PAME on Greek General Strike

The International Section of the Workers' Party of Ireland has transmitted the following message of solidarity to the All Workers Militant Front (PAME) on the action for a General Strike in Greece on 12th January 2018.   Dear comrades, The Workers Party of Ireland and the Party trade union group sends warm greetings and extends [...]

January 12th, 2018|Comments Off on Workers’ Party of Ireland solidarity to PAME on Greek General Strike

Proposed change to planning regulations panders to the most unscrupulous landlords

The Workers’ Party have expressed deep concern at a number of changes to planning regulations which Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy proposes to make and which would increase apartment building heights, reduce minimum parking spaces and the number of windows. Cllr. Ted Tynan Workers’ Party Cork City Councillor Ted Tynan said the proposal panders [...]

December 21st, 2017|Comments Off on Proposed change to planning regulations panders to the most unscrupulous landlords

Workers’ Party give cautious welcome to Committee on 8th Amendment report

The Workers’ Party have given a cautious welcome to the final report of the Oireachtas Committee on the 8th Amendment this afternoon (Wednesday) The Party’s Meath representative Seamus McDonagh welcomed in particular the decision of the committee to recommend that women be given full choice to obtain a termination up until 12 weeks after conception. [...]

December 13th, 2017|Comments Off on Workers’ Party give cautious welcome to Committee on 8th Amendment report

Decision to join PESCO is undemocratic and unjustifiable

Commitment on Ireland to increase military spending to €3 billion per annum by 2020 The Workers’ Party have called for a major mobilisation of public opinion against the government’s decision to sign Ireland up to the recently formed Permanent Structured Defence Cooperation of the European Union (PESCO). Cllr. Éilis Ryan Workers’ Party Dublin [...]

December 6th, 2017|Comments Off on Decision to join PESCO is undemocratic and unjustifiable

Irish electricity prices have gone from 3rd cheapest to 4th most expensive in EU since liberalisation

Cllr. Ted Tynan The Workers’ Party have said that new figures show that electricity prices in Ireland have shot up dramatically in real terms since the introduction of competition and market liberalisation.  When taxes and other charges are disregarded Ireland emerges as the 2nd most expensive country in the EU for electricity. Workers’ [...]

November 29th, 2017|Comments Off on Irish electricity prices have gone from 3rd cheapest to 4th most expensive in EU since liberalisation

Government crisis over for now, housing crisis continues every day for thousands of people

Lorraine Hennessy The Workers’ Party have said that while the crisis in government may have receded for the moment following the resignation of Minister Frances Fitzgerald, the multiple crises faced by working class people across the state continue unabated and with no sense of urgency on the part for the Taoiseach or his [...]

November 28th, 2017|Comments Off on Government crisis over for now, housing crisis continues every day for thousands of people