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Tallaght firefighters condemn ‘Save the 8th’ firefighter ad as ‘offensive and misleading’

Two Tallaght firefighters, both active in the campaign for a Yes vote in the upcoming referendum, have condemned the latest ad by the ‘Save the 8th’ campaign, which depicts a firefighter carrying a child out of a burning building. Sara Phelan, who is a female firefighter at Tallaght fire station, said: “The sexism in this [...]

May 17th, 2018|Comments Off on Tallaght firefighters condemn ‘Save the 8th’ firefighter ad as ‘offensive and misleading’

Calls for state to acquire residential apartments being let as ‘Airbnb style’ tourist accommodation

The Workers’ Party have issued renewed calls for a ban on short-term rental accommodation in Dublin, in the wake of the latest figures released today showing that half of all Dublin lettings were aimed at the short-stay tourist market. Cllr. Éilis Ryan of the Workers’ Party said: “On the street across the road from my [...]

May 16th, 2018|Comments Off on Calls for state to acquire residential apartments being let as ‘Airbnb style’ tourist accommodation

Expulsion of Israeli ambassador only acceptable response to Palestinian killings

The Workers’ Party has called on Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney, to expel the Israeli ambassador, in response to the scale of killings of Palestinians by the Israeli army in recent days. Speaking on the matter, Workers’ Party Cllr. Éilis Ryan said: “The killings we have witnessed in recent days are all the more [...]

May 14th, 2018|Comments Off on Expulsion of Israeli ambassador only acceptable response to Palestinian killings

Expulsion of Israeli ambassador only acceptable response to Palestinian killings

The Workers’ Party has called on Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney, to expel the Israeli ambassador, in response to the scale of killings of Palestinians by the Israeli army in recent days. Speaking on the matter, Workers’ Party Cllr. Éilis Ryan said: “The killings we have witnessed in recent days are all the more [...]

May 14th, 2018|Comments Off on Expulsion of Israeli ambassador only acceptable response to Palestinian killings

Major Yes rally hears number of abortions in Portugal has reduced following liberalisation

The Workers’ Party today held a major rally calling for a Yes vote in the upcoming referendum to remove the 8th amendment from the constitution. The rally took place in the offices of CONNECT Trade Union on Saturday evening, 12th May. The meeting, which was chaired by Dublin City Councillor for the Workers’ Party, Éilis [...]

May 12th, 2018|Comments Off on Major Yes rally hears number of abortions in Portugal has reduced following liberalisation

Calls for non-religious polling station for upcoming referendum

The Workers’ Party have called on the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government, as well returning officers, to ensure that religious schools are not selected as polling stations for the upcoming referendum, given the history of Church influence over the issue in Ireland. Workers’ Party representative for Lucan/Palmerstown David Gardiner said “The vast majority [...]

May 10th, 2018|Comments Off on Calls for non-religious polling station for upcoming referendum

Workers’ Party launch Cork YES poster campaign, focussing on women forced to travel to UK for abortion

The Workers' Party have launched a poster campaign across Cork City calling for a Yes vote in the upcoming referendum on whether to repeal the 8th amendment. Speaking following the launch of the posters, Workers' Party councillor on Cork City Council, Ted Tynan, said: "Our posters choose to highlight the fact that abortion is already [...]

May 10th, 2018|Comments Off on Workers’ Party launch Cork YES poster campaign, focussing on women forced to travel to UK for abortion

Minister Coveney must condemn United States withdrawal from Iran nuclear agreement

Gavin Mendel-Gleason The Workers' Party have called on Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney to condemn the United States withdrawal from a nuclear agreement with Iran. The call comes following an announcement from US President Donald Trump that he intends to withdraw from the agreement and re-impose sanctions on Iran. Speaking on the [...]

May 10th, 2018|Comments Off on Minister Coveney must condemn United States withdrawal from Iran nuclear agreement

Workers’ Party launch Meath YES poster campaign, focussing on women forced to travel to UK for abortion

The Workers' Party have launched a poster campaign across Meath calling for a Yes vote in the upcoming referendum on whether to repeal the 8th amendment. Speaking following the launch of the posters, Workers' Party representative in Meath, Séamus McDonagh, said: "Our posters choose to highlight the fact that abortion is already a reality in [...]

May 9th, 2018|Comments Off on Workers’ Party launch Meath YES poster campaign, focussing on women forced to travel to UK for abortion

Cervical Screening Inquiry must focus on cost motive for choosing private screening labs

The Workers' Party have called for the remit of the cervical cancer enquiry to include the appropriateness of cost being used as a criteria for choosing screening labs. Cllr. Ted Tynan, Workers' Party representative on Cork City Council, said: "Outsourcing as a practice has already run down our waste management services, our public transport system [...]

May 9th, 2018|Comments Off on Cervical Screening Inquiry must focus on cost motive for choosing private screening labs