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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

Workers’ Party President Michael Donnelly addresses 2017 Ard Fheis

Closing address of Workers’ Party Ard Fheis 2017 delivered by Party President Michael Donnelly What the Workers’ Party represents As a product of all the working people of this island, the Workers’ Party proudly stands as the vanguard force in their struggle with capitalism and their fight for justice, jobs and equality. But we also [...]

November 27th, 2017|Comments Off on Workers’ Party President Michael Donnelly addresses 2017 Ard Fheis

Workers’ Party Ard Fheis this weekend

Some of attendance at 2016 Ard Fheis The Workers’ Party holds its Ard Fheis / Annual Delegate Conference in Dublin this weekend with a wide range of motions on economic, social and international issues . The Ard Fheis opens this evening (Friday) at the Communications Workers Union hall in the North Inner City [...]

November 24th, 2017|Comments Off on Workers’ Party Ard Fheis this weekend

Reported trauma centre closure plans are out of touch with reality says Workers’ Party

The Workers’ Party have said that reports in yesterday’s Sunday Business Post (19/11/17) that emergency departments will be closed in three Dublin hospitals and several others including Cavan, Naas and Portlaoise are completely out of touch with reality. Workers’ Party Meath representative Seamus McDonagh said the report was most alarming and if implemented would inevitably [...]

November 20th, 2017|Comments Off on Reported trauma centre closure plans are out of touch with reality says Workers’ Party

Dáil & Seanad should sit through the night to remove tenancy loophole

70 Cork apartment tenants face eviction as result of landlord "renovations" loophole The Workers’ Party has called on the government to put an emergency bill through the Oireachtas to urgently close a loophole which allows landlords to evict tenants where major renovations are being carried out in a rented home. Workers’ Party Councillor Ted Tynan [...]

November 16th, 2017|Comments Off on Dáil & Seanad should sit through the night to remove tenancy loophole

Comments of Housing Executive chief point to serious lack of empathy with homeless

Gavin Mendel-Gleason The Workers’ Party has strongly criticised the comments of the director of Dublin Regional Homeless Executive, Ms. Eileen Gleeson saying that they showed a distinct lack of empathy with homeless people. Workers’ Party Dublin North West representative Gavin Mendel-Gleason said Ms. Gleeson’s comments  were callous and ignorant and suggested that homelessness [...]

November 15th, 2017|Comments Off on Comments of Housing Executive chief point to serious lack of empathy with homeless

Under no circumstances should Ireland join new EU military body PESCO

Seamus McDonagh The Workers’ Party has said that under no circumstances should Ireland become a member or associate of the new Permanent Structured Defence Cooperation body (PESCO). Seamus McDonagh, the Workers’ Party’s Meath representative, said that PESCO represented a further step along the road to a full-blown EU army and defence structure in [...]

November 15th, 2017|Comments Off on Under no circumstances should Ireland join new EU military body PESCO