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Tynan calls for a different vision for Cork City based on the needs of citizens, not relentless ‘development’

Cork City Hall with Elysian tower behind - plans are now afoot for a new skycraper twice as high as Ireland's current highest building The Workers’ Party have called for an alternative vision for Cork city in which the needs of people will be put ahead of developers and which will preserve the [...]

February 21st, 2018|Comments Off on Tynan calls for a different vision for Cork City based on the needs of citizens, not relentless ‘development’

Harris splitting hairs in vain defence of chronic hospital ED crowding

The Workers’ Party have accused Health Minister Simon Harris of splitting hairs in a vain attempt to deflect criticism over the ongoing chronic overcrowding in hospital Emergency Departments which according to the INMO sees 643 patients on trolleys today (Monday), 59 of them at Cork University Hospital and a further 10 at the city’s Mercy [...]

February 19th, 2018|Comments Off on Harris splitting hairs in vain defence of chronic hospital ED crowding

Oireachtas Members’ Interests declaration hides more than it reveals say Workers Party

The Workers’ Party have strongly criticised the annual Oireachtas Members’ Interests statement saying the statutory declaration is woefully inadequate and hides more than it reveals with regard to the true financial, business and property interests of government ministers, TDs, Senators and MEPs. Seamus McDonagh Workers’ Party representative in Meath, Seamus McDonagh, said the [...]

February 16th, 2018|Comments Off on Oireachtas Members’ Interests declaration hides more than it reveals say Workers Party

Time to pull the plug on Cork Events Centre and declare Beamish & Crawford site a national monument

Cllr. Ted Tynan The Workers’ Party have called on Cork City Council and the state to “pull the plug” on the public funding for the proposed Events Centre and instead initiate the process of having the Beamish & Crawford site declared a national monument. Workers’ Party Councillor Ted Tynan said it was time [...]

February 14th, 2018|Comments Off on Time to pull the plug on Cork Events Centre and declare Beamish & Crawford site a national monument

Workers’ Party welcome Supreme Court ruling on asylum seeker’s right to work.

The Workers’ Party has welcomed the Supreme Court’s ruling that the state’s ban on asylum seekers taking up employment is unconstitutional saying it now needed to be followed by immediate measures to not only allow asylum seekers to work but to fully recognise the United Nations Conventions on the Status of Refugees which prohibit the [...]

February 9th, 2018|Comments Off on Workers’ Party welcome Supreme Court ruling on asylum seeker’s right to work.

Viridian failure is further proof that privatisation is not working for consumers or taxpayers

Gavin Mendel-Gleason The Workers’ Party have said that the decision of energy company Viridian to close its remaining electricity generating plant in Dublin is further proof that privatisation is not working for Irish consumers or taxpayers and the party has called for the Viridian plants to be taken over by the ESB. Workers’ [...]

January 31st, 2018|Comments Off on Viridian failure is further proof that privatisation is not working for consumers or taxpayers

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