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Solidarity with the Palestinian People’s Party

The Workers' Party of Ireland is a signatory of the following statement issued by more than 30 Communist and Workers' Parties worldwide Palestinian People's Party logo The Communist and Worker Parties decisively condemn the crimes committed by Israeli army against Palestinian people in the occupied territories, especially in the Gaza Strip, that has [...]

August 1st, 2018|Comments Off on Solidarity with the Palestinian People’s Party

Government should immediately move to prevent PTSB mortgages to Vulture Fund

  The Workers’ Party have called for immediate intervention by the state to prevent the sale by Permanent TSB of up to 10,000 mortgages to Start Mortgages, an Irish affiliate of the Texas based Lone Star vulture fund for a reported €1.3 billion. Gavin Mendel-Gleason, the Workers’ Party representative for Dublin North West, said the [...]

July 31st, 2018|Comments Off on Government should immediately move to prevent PTSB mortgages to Vulture Fund

Government should task state owned ESB Networks with implementation of National Broadband Plan

The Workers’ Party have called on the government to task ESB Networks with the job of completing Ireland’s National Broadband Plan. Workers’ Party County Meath representative, Seamus McDonagh, said it was clear that the tendering process had hit a stone wall following the decision of SSE to withdraw from the ENET consortium  which was the [...]

July 29th, 2018|Comments Off on Government should task state owned ESB Networks with implementation of National Broadband Plan

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