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Budget: Home Building Finance Ireland is just a cash cow for developers

€750m fund for property developers means state would bear almost entire risk of new, for-profit developments The Workers' Party has said that the €750 million Home Building Finance Ireland (HBFI) initiative announced yesterday by the government, is just a cash cow for developers which will not result in any more homes being built. Gavin Mendel-Gleason, [...]

October 11th, 2017|Comments Off on Budget: Home Building Finance Ireland is just a cash cow for developers

Budget: public services set for five year real-term cuts

The Workers' Party has said that the government's budget projections prove its intention to continue cutting public service, even as the economy grows. Cllr. Éilis Ryan (Workers' Party, North Inner City) said: "The government's Fiscal Outlook, which it published yesterday with the budget, shows that government consumption - i.e. overall spending on public services - [...]

October 11th, 2017|Comments Off on Budget: public services set for five year real-term cuts

“Professional co-living” proposed by Minister for Housing costs €900/month in London

Cllr. Éilis Ryan The Workers' Party has criticised government plans to incentivise the development purpose-built "shared living" rental accommodation for young professionals, as announced today (Friday) by Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy. Responding to the announcement, Cllr. Éilis Ryan (Workers' Party, North Inner City) said: "It is offensive to suggest that young people should [...]

October 6th, 2017|Comments Off on “Professional co-living” proposed by Minister for Housing costs €900/month in London

ECJ referral proves Apple appeal is a waste of money: Workers’ Party

The Workers’ Party has slammed the government for risking even more costs to the state, by failing to adhere to a directive from the European Commission that it return state aid given to Apple in the form of tax advantages. Responding to news that the State has been referred to European Court of Justice (ECJ) [...]

October 4th, 2017|Comments Off on ECJ referral proves Apple appeal is a waste of money: Workers’ Party

NAMA lending proposals slammed as a costly wasted opportunity

The Workers’ Party reacted angrily today to proposals from government that NAMA begin lending to commercial developers. Responding to reports today (Tuesday), Cllr. Éilis Ryan of the Workers’ Party said: “European interest rates are so low, that the Housing Finance Agency is already in a position to lend to local authorities to build housing at [...]

October 3rd, 2017|Comments Off on NAMA lending proposals slammed as a costly wasted opportunity

Latest Ryanair cancellations lead to calls to to re-nationalise Aer Lingus

There have been calls this morning for the government to initiate a process of nationalising Aer Lingus, in the wake of the latest spate of cancellations of Ryanair flights. Cllr. Éilis Ryan (Workers’ Party, Dublin) said the Ryanair debacle has exposed just how vulnerable Ireland is in the absence of a state-owned airline, saying: “What [...]

September 29th, 2017|Comments Off on Latest Ryanair cancellations lead to calls to to re-nationalise Aer Lingus

Workers’ Party: Housing crisis is driving graduate flight

The Workers’ Party have this morning (Friday) said that tackling the housing crisis is the only way to reverse increased graduate emigration. Dublin Northwest spokesperson Gavin Mendel-Gleason (Workers’ Party), was reacting to figures released yesterday (Thursday) by the CSO which showed a 15% year-on-year increase in the numbers of graduates emigrating. Mendel-Gleason said: “Gradireland.com estimated [...]

September 29th, 2017|Comments Off on Workers’ Party: Housing crisis is driving graduate flight

Calls for establishment of a new state company to capitalise on Artificial Intelligence industry growth

The Workers’ Party have called for the state to establish a for-profit public enterprise specialising in research and development in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) sector. The Party were responding to a figures published by TechIreland today (Thursday), which showed up to 66 companies and 2,500 employees operating in Ireland in the AI field. Cllr. Éilis [...]

September 28th, 2017|Comments Off on Calls for establishment of a new state company to capitalise on Artificial Intelligence industry growth

Bishop’s vaccine comments show why healthcare must be removed from church hands

Remarks made by the Bishop of Waterford and Lismore, Phonsie Cullinan, in relation to the HPV vaccine, show the urgency of removing healthcare from church hands entirely, according to the Workers’ Party. Gavin Mendel-Gleason, Workers’ Party spokesperson for Dublin Northwest, said: “The Bishop’s attacks on a vaccination which has been proven to save lives should [...]

September 28th, 2017|Comments Off on Bishop’s vaccine comments show why healthcare must be removed from church hands

Workers’ Party slams government slush fund for Apple escrow fund managers

The government's planned "escrow" holding account for tax owed to it by Apple has come under severe attack today (Tuesday), as a "slush fund for investment managers." The Workers' Party was responding to reports that a government-established "escrow" account, set up to put the recouped Apple tax money beyond the state's reach, would likely yield [...]

July 25th, 2017|Comments Off on Workers’ Party slams government slush fund for Apple escrow fund managers