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Calls for Minister for Education to abandon Community National School segregation model

There have been calls for Minister for Education, Richard Bruton, to abandon his support for the Community National School (CNS) model of primary education, in light of emerging evidence that its policy of segregating children for religious formation is being abandoned due to parental pressure. Commenting on the matter, Cllr. Éilis Ryan (Workers’ Party), said: [...]

March 27th, 2017|Comments Off on Calls for Minister for Education to abandon Community National School segregation model

Dublin 3-bed house price now more than ten times the average household income

The average price of a three-bedroom semi-detached house in Dublin is now more than ten times the average household income in the capital, according to Workers’ Party Dublin representative Gavin Mendel-Gleason. Commenting on figures released today (March 27th) in the Real Estate Alliance’s Q1 2017 House Price Survey, Mendel-Gleason said: The average cost of a [...]

March 27th, 2017|Comments Off on Dublin 3-bed house price now more than ten times the average household income

Calls for Dublin City Councillors to reverse land privatisation plans in light of Nevin Institute public cost-rental proposals

The launch this morning by the Nevin Institute of a detailed proposal for public, cost-rental housing development has led to calls for Dublin City Council to reverse its plans to allow private housing development on its biggest sites of empty land. Speaking in reaction to the launch this morning (Thursday 23rd March) by the Nevin [...]

March 23rd, 2017|Comments Off on Calls for Dublin City Councillors to reverse land privatisation plans in light of Nevin Institute public cost-rental proposals

Renewed calls for AIB to remain in public ownership

Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s revelation that the government intends to use revenue from the sale of 25% of the state’s stake in AIB for debt reduction has been met with calls to keep the bank in state ownership. Currently, 99% of AIB is owned by the state. Reacting to the Taoiseach’s statement in the Dáil yesterday [...]

March 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on Renewed calls for AIB to remain in public ownership

Success of Clery’s deal will hinge on trade union rights

Workers’ Party congratulates Clery’s workers on forcing a deal Workers’ Party councillor Éilis Ryan has congratulated Clery’s workers on their 21-month battle for fair treatment after they were made redundant following the liquidation of the former retail store. Cllr Ryan (North Inner City Dublin) said: I am fully of the opinion that we would not [...]

March 21st, 2017|Comments Off on Success of Clery’s deal will hinge on trade union rights

High cost of billionaire tax-break passports slammed

Quarter of Irish billionaires ‘only Irish for tax purposes’ A quarter of the eight Irish billionaires listed on Forbes magazine’s billionaire list are former American citizens, who have received huge tax breaks as a result of adopting Irish citizenship, according to Workers’ Party councillor Éilis Ryan (North Inner city Dublin). Cllr Ryan was referring to [...]

March 21st, 2017|Comments Off on High cost of billionaire tax-break passports slammed

An Bord Pleanála hearing on Clery’s must focus on €1.5m Council Levy exemption

There have been calls for An Bord Pleanála to examine a €1.5 million council levy exemption granted to developer consortium Natrium, at the planning appeals hearing of the controversial Clery's development which begins tomorrow (Monday). Workers’ Party councillor Éilis Ryan, who will address the appeal hearing tomorrow, will ask why the controversial development has been [...]

March 19th, 2017|Comments Off on An Bord Pleanála hearing on Clery’s must focus on €1.5m Council Levy exemption

FG cllr slammed for ‘bigoted’ comments on social housing

Ashbourne councillor Alan Tobin has come in for criticism following comments that he made in opposition to 67 proposed units of social housing in the town. Speaking in reaction to the comments, Séamus McDonagh (Workers’ Party representative, Co. Meath), said: “Cllr. Tobin’s comments – that building social housing would turn an estate into a ‘no-go’ [...]

March 16th, 2017|Comments Off on FG cllr slammed for ‘bigoted’ comments on social housing

Plummeting home ownership figures prove need for public, mixed-income housing

Home ownership figures released by the CSO today have been met with calls for the state to scale up investment in public, mixed-income housing.   Reacting to the figures, Cllr. Éilis Ryan (Workers’ Party) said: The CSO figures prove that, for most middle income households, getting a mortgage to buy a home is an impossibity. [...]

March 14th, 2017|Comments Off on Plummeting home ownership figures prove need for public, mixed-income housing