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Waterford launch takes place of new research revealing extent of religious health and education ownership

WP calls for public ownership of health and education assets The Workers’ Party yesterday (Thursday) held the Waterford launch of a new policy document, The Future is Secular charting a path towards state-owned public services. As well as an analysis of the ownership of both education and health assets, the document proposes a process of [...]

November 2nd, 2018|Comments Off on Waterford launch takes place of new research revealing extent of religious health and education ownership

Government must back Digital Turnover Tax if they are serious about taxing mega-corporations

The Workers’ Party have said the government must back the Digital Sales Tax, proposed by the European Commission, if they are serious about taxing mega-corporations. The turnover tax would involve taxing all digital transactions in the country in which they take place, as opposed to just the profits the companies in question record at the [...]

November 2nd, 2018|Comments Off on Government must back Digital Turnover Tax if they are serious about taxing mega-corporations

State companies must withdraw investments from Saudi Arabia

Gavin Mendel-Gleason The Workers’ Party have called for all state and semi-state companies to withdraw investments from Saudi Arabia. The call comes as the United Nations warned that 14 million people face starvation due to the Saudi-led bombing and embargo in Yemen. Workers’ Party representative in Cabra-Finglas, Gavin Mendel-Gleason, said: “It has come [...]

October 30th, 2018|Comments Off on State companies must withdraw investments from Saudi Arabia

Bring back Clerk of Works to Avoid Further Schools Disasters, says McDonagh

Seamus McDonagh The Workers' Party has called for the Clerk of Works to be given responsibility and resourcing for all new building inspections in every local authority, in the wake of the nationwide school buildings crisis. Séamus McDonagh represents the Meath area for the Workers Party, where a number of schools risk closure. He [...]

October 25th, 2018|Comments Off on Bring back Clerk of Works to Avoid Further Schools Disasters, says McDonagh

Calls for OPW to reverse planned sell-off of residential land

A Workers' Party councillor has called on the OPW to reverse its decision to sell two residential sites which it owns in Dublin city. The sites are due to be auctioned by Lambert Smith Hampton on November 6th. Cllr. Éilis Ryan said: "It is extraordinary that at the height of the housing crisis, we wake [...]

October 15th, 2018|Comments Off on Calls for OPW to reverse planned sell-off of residential land

Subsidies to private landlords grow at double the rate of new social housing in Budget 2019

Budget 2019 is set to expand subsidies to private sector landlords, in the form of HAP and other schemes, by 40% - compared to just a 20% increase in spending on building and acquiring new public housing. This is according to Workers' Party Cllr. Éilis Ryan. Commenting on the figures, Cllr. Ryan said: "Fine Gael [...]

October 10th, 2018|Comments Off on Subsidies to private landlords grow at double the rate of new social housing in Budget 2019

Tenants will never see €120 million landlord tax break

100% interest relief amounts to an increased annual tax break of €100 per landlord The Workers’ Party have said it is immoral of the government to hand a €120 million tax break to landlords who have consistently raised rents throughout the housing crisis. Responding to the Fine Gael / Fianna Fáil sponsored budget, announced today [...]

October 9th, 2018|Comments Off on Tenants will never see €120 million landlord tax break

681 public housing units lost due to Kilcarbery land sell-off

David Gardiner, Workers’ Party representative for Lucan, has criticised Fianna Fáil and Labour councillors on South Dublin County Council for voting with Fine Gael to sell-off public land in Kilcarbery, and has called for publicly-owned land to be used for public housing. “It’s clear that Fianna Fáil and Labour jumped on the bandwagon last week [...]

October 8th, 2018|Comments Off on 681 public housing units lost due to Kilcarbery land sell-off

Calls for immediate recruitment into Dublin Fire Brigade in wake of latest short-staffing crisis

There have been calls for an immediate recruitment drive to increase staff numbers in Dublin Fire Brigade, in the wake of yet another day of fire appliances remaining off road due to staff shortages. Cllr. Éilis Ryan (Workers’ Party) said: “On Friday (October 5th), at one point there was no fully-staffed fire appliance operational at [...]

October 7th, 2018|Comments Off on Calls for immediate recruitment into Dublin Fire Brigade in wake of latest short-staffing crisis

Statement on Michael D. Higgins’s candidacy for the Presidential elections

The Workers’ Party is calling on our members and supporters to vote for the best candidate in the field, Michael D. Higgins, in the upcoming Presidential elections on October 26th. President Higgins stands out from the other candidates in the field as having the aim of building a more equal society based on peace and [...]

October 4th, 2018|Comments Off on Statement on Michael D. Higgins’s candidacy for the Presidential elections