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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

One in five Dublin AirBnB rentals owned by multi-property landlords – Workers’ Party

Workers' Party Dublin City Councillor Éilis Ryan has slammed the city council's continued failure to deal with what she termed the 'AirBnB catastrophe' taking over Dublin's housing market. The councillor was highlighting figures available on independent website "Inside AirBnB" which analyses data from AirBnB listings in Dublin and other cities. The website estimates that 21.1% [...]

July 25th, 2017|Comments Off on One in five Dublin AirBnB rentals owned by multi-property landlords – Workers’ Party

Council slammed for conducting “megaphone politics” with latest housing privatisation scheme

A Dublin City Councillor has reacted angrily to leaks from the city council's senior management that future regeneration of the city's housing stock would involve public-private partnerships, and a diluted percentage of public housing units. Reacting to reports of the privatisation initiative in today's Sunday Business Post, Cllr. Éilis Ryan (Workers' Party, North Inner City [...]

July 16th, 2017|Comments Off on Council slammed for conducting “megaphone politics” with latest housing privatisation scheme

Shell sale: Corrib gas site now wholly owned by state companies – from Norway and Canada

The Workers' Party have slammed the government's continued refusal to take up a stake in Ireland's oil and gas fields, in the wake of Shell's sale to the Canadian state pension fund. Speaking on the matter, Cllr. Éilis Ryan (Workers' Party) said: "We are now left in a situation where two thirds of the Corrib [...]

July 12th, 2017|Comments Off on Shell sale: Corrib gas site now wholly owned by state companies – from Norway and Canada

Summer Economic Statement: Stark contrast between so-called economic growth and growth in homelessness

The Workers' Party have condemned the "extraordinary delusion" of the government's Summer Economic Statement, which forecasts strong economic growth while ignoring predictions that homelessness will grow. Cllr. Éilis Ryan (Workers' Party, North Inner City Dublin), said: "It is extraordinary to read the government's jubilant forecasts of economic growth of over 4%, when consistent 'economic growth' [...]

July 12th, 2017|Comments Off on Summer Economic Statement: Stark contrast between so-called economic growth and growth in homelessness

Ryan slams appointment of CIF President to chair NI City Taskforce

WP councillor to boycott meeting citing chair's conflict of interest Cllr. Éilis Ryan Cllr. Éilis Ryan (Workers' Party, North Inner City Dublin) has stated she will not be engaging with the recently-appointed chairperson of the "Taoiseach's Taskforce" in the North Inner City. The Taskforce was established to oversee regeneration in the north inner city [...]

July 6th, 2017|Comments Off on Ryan slams appointment of CIF President to chair NI City Taskforce

Calls for public bin service in wake of latest Pay-By-Weight fiasco

There have been calls today (Wednesday) for local authorities to resume public bin collection services, in the wake of the latest developments in the government’s efforts to introduce mandatory ‘pay-by-weight’ rubbish collection nationwide. Gavin Mendel-Gleason, Workers’ Party representative for Dublin Northwest, called on Dublin City Council to immediately begin moving towards public bin collection, saying: [...]

June 29th, 2017|Comments Off on Calls for public bin service in wake of latest Pay-By-Weight fiasco

Labelling children as “minorities” will worsen segregation

The Workers' Party have slammed a proposal from Minister for Education Richard Bruton to protect the right of schools of "minority faiths" to discriminate in their admissions policies. Speaking on the matter, Workers' Party councillor Éilis Ryan said: "Even thinking of a young child from a Muslim or Hindu background listening to Minister Bruton on [...]

June 29th, 2017|Comments Off on Labelling children as “minorities” will worsen segregation

DCC left bloc to challenge Sinn Féin / Labour alliance for Lord Mayor

Socialist councillors on Dublin City Council will tonight be nominating Workers’ Party councillor Éilis Ryan for the position of Lord Mayor. The position is widely expected to be filled by Sinn Féin’s Micheál MacDonncha, as part of a “pact” between Labour, the Green Party and Sinn Féin. Speaking ahead of tonight’s vote, Cllr. Éilis Ryan [...]

June 26th, 2017|Comments Off on DCC left bloc to challenge Sinn Féin / Labour alliance for Lord Mayor

Workers’ Party says Grenfell Tower Block Disaster holds lessons for Ireland

Local Councils must take full control of social housing provision and the concerns of fire service workers must be addressed, are two of the lessons for Ireland from the horrific Grenfell Tower Block Disaster, which is believed to have resulted in over 100 deaths, according to the Workers’ Party Dublin North West representative Gavin Mendel-Gleason. [...]

June 18th, 2017|Comments Off on Workers’ Party says Grenfell Tower Block Disaster holds lessons for Ireland