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Blasphemy row sparks calls for new constitution

Workers’ Party representative for Dublin North-West, Gavin Mendel-Gleason, has responded to the row over Stephen Fry’s comments with a call for a new constitution Mendel-Gleason stated: ‘The farcical investigation into Stephen Fry’s comments shows that Ireland urgently needs a new, secular constitution - one stripped of the religious content that was inserted to please the [...]

May 8th, 2017|Comments Off on Blasphemy row sparks calls for new constitution

9th May, 72 years after the Great Anti-fascist Victory of the Peoples

Sovet soldiers fly the Red Flag over Berlin on the occasion of the defeat of fascism, May 1945 Contribution by the Workers Party of Ireland to internationalist meeting in Berlin From September 1939 to June 1941 the fascists marched triumphantly through Europe. Nazi divisions attacked Poland on 1st September 1939. On 9th April [...]

May 8th, 2017|Comments Off on 9th May, 72 years after the Great Anti-fascist Victory of the Peoples

Government must come clean on whether it supported Saudi bid for UN women’s commission seat

The Workers’ Party has said that the government must come clean on whether it supported Saudi Arabia’s successful bid for a seat on the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. Dublin Workers’ Party Councillor Éilis Ryan said that the government’s refusal to reveal how Ireland  voted can only be taken as a tacit [...]

May 4th, 2017|Comments Off on Government must come clean on whether it supported Saudi bid for UN women’s commission seat

Solidarity with the struggle of oil workers in Kazakhstan

Kazakh oil workers (Photo via World Federation of Trade Unions) In Kazakhstan, gross violations of trade union and labor rights, and repression of trade union activists continue. We all remember the bloody events in Zhanaozen in December 2011, when the police fired at unarmed strikers and civilians. Dozens and hundreds of people were [...]

April 28th, 2017|Comments Off on Solidarity with the struggle of oil workers in Kazakhstan

Seamus McDonagh The Workers’ Party have marked International Workers’ Memorial Day with a call for much stiffer penalties for those who flout Health & Safety laws. Workers’ Memorial Day is an official worldwide United Nations day of reflection honouring workers who have lost their lives, been injured or made unwell in the course [...]

April 28th, 2017|Comments Off on

Government move to dump state assets is gross financial negligence

More than 800 sites owned by local authorities and public bodies will be offered to the private market according to the Fine Gael led government. The Workers' Party Rep. Gavin Mendel-Gleason believes this move is financially irresponsible: If a corporation were to dump all of its productive assets, its share holders would replace the board [...]

April 28th, 2017|Comments Off on Government move to dump state assets is gross financial negligence

Data shows that National Minimum Wage legislation is flouted by many employers

Cork Workers’ Party Councillor Ted Tynan  has said that data released by the Central Statistics Office today (Wednesday) shows that what is meant to be a statutory National Minimum Wage is in fact being treated by many employers as a standard rate and that this is particularly the case in relation to young workers. Cllr. [...]

April 26th, 2017|Comments Off on Data shows that National Minimum Wage legislation is flouted by many employers

Citizens’ Assembly puts ball in Fine Gael court to legislate for freely available abortion

Citizens’ Assembly puts ball in Fine Gael court to legislate for freely available abortion  Workers' Party activists including Seamus McDonagh with the party's Repeal the 8th Amendment banner in Dublin last week The Workers’ Party has said that the concluding votes of the Citizens’ Assembly show a clear mandate for freely available access to [...]

April 24th, 2017|Comments Off on Citizens’ Assembly puts ball in Fine Gael court to legislate for freely available abortion

Fine Gael slammed for leaving Irish women’s lives to chance with Citizens’ Assembly 

    The Workers Party has slammed what it says is Fine Gael's decision to delegate women's healthcare to a handful of people. Reacting to this afternoon's announcement that the Citizens' Assembly would not be recommending the repeal of the eighth amendment, Cllr. Éilis Ryan (Workers Party) said: "What we have here is yet another example [...]

April 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on Fine Gael slammed for leaving Irish women’s lives to chance with Citizens’ Assembly 

Workers Party to contest Westminster seats in Northern Ireland

For Northern Ireland the Westminster election on June 8th is not about leaving the European Union nor is it a re-run of the referendum. It is an opportunity to pass judgement on the main parties at Stormont and their failure to form an Executive nearly two months after being elected. Without doubt the major parties [...]

April 21st, 2017|Comments Off on Workers Party to contest Westminster seats in Northern Ireland