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Fitzpatrick acquittal highlights Ireland’s failed justice system

The Workers’ Party have described as deeply disturbing the news that former Anglo-Irish Bank chairman Sean Fitzpatrick has been acquitted on the 126th day of his trial on charges relating to financial irregularities which led to the collapse of Anglo-Irish Bank in 2009. Workers’ Party representative for Dublin North West, Gavin Mendel-Gleason, said that the [...]

May 23rd, 2017|Comments Off on Fitzpatrick acquittal highlights Ireland’s failed justice system

AIB sell-off prioritises short-term windfall over long-term economic stability

Michael Noonan’s decision to begin the flotation of AIB next week has drawn criticism for prioritising short-term cash flow over and above the long-term interests of the Irish economy. Commenting on the decision, Workers’ Party Dublin Northwest representative Gavin Mendel-Gleason said: Minister Noonan is once again prioritising a short-term windfall – which will then be [...]

May 19th, 2017|Comments Off on AIB sell-off prioritises short-term windfall over long-term economic stability

Vultures will rule Ireland long after Noonan’s departure

Outgoing Minister for Finance Michael Noonan’s real legacy will be the control of Irish property, homes and economy by vulture funds, according to Workers’ Party councillor Éilis Ryan. Speaking following Minister Noonan’s announcement of his retirement today (Thursday), Cllr. Ryan said: Michael Noonan has presided over the fire sale of our economy to some of [...]

May 18th, 2017|Comments Off on Vultures will rule Ireland long after Noonan’s departure

Queries raised on why planning authorities failed to prevent Drumcondra creche closure

In the wake of the announced closure of a creche in Drumcondra to make way for a Lidl development, the Workers’ Party have raised queries as to how the creche demolition was not spotted by the planning authorities when revieiwing Lidl’s planning application. Speaking following the announcement today (Friday) of the creche’s closure, Workers’ Party [...]

May 12th, 2017|Comments Off on Queries raised on why planning authorities failed to prevent Drumcondra creche closure

Blair’s true politics laid bare by his appearance at Conservative EPP conference in Wicklow

The Workers’ Party has condemned the visit today (Thursday) by former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair to the conference of the European People’s Party (EPP) in Wicklow, the European parliamentary party of which Fine Gael is a member. Gavin Mendel-Gleason, Workers’ Party representative for Dublin North West, said Blair’s appearance at the conservative party conference [...]

May 11th, 2017|Comments Off on Blair’s true politics laid bare by his appearance at Conservative EPP conference in Wicklow

FF proposal to cut Capital Gains Tax is a predictable return to form

The Workers’ Party has slammed Fianna Fail proposals to cut Capital Gains Tax (CGT) on the sale of vacant homes as a return to form the party of the property speculator and developer. Cllr. Éilis Ryan (Workers’ Party, North Inner City Dublin) was responding to a proposal from Fianna Fail Senator Aidan Davitt that the [...]

May 11th, 2017|Comments Off on FF proposal to cut Capital Gains Tax is a predictable return to form

Dublin City Council votes to sell off 80 housing units for €127

Dublin City Council has voted to sell off 80 units of public housing at St. Mary’s Mansions in Dublin 1, at its monthly meeting tonight (Monday, May 8th). At the meeting, Cllr. Éilis Ryan (Workers’ Party) encouraged councillors to vote against the sale. However, although a number of parties including Sinn Féin spoke out against [...]

May 8th, 2017|Comments Off on Dublin City Council votes to sell off 80 housing units for €127

Student loans will widen the gulf between high- and low-income grads

Proposals to introduce income-contingent student loans, being discussed today by the Oireachtas education committee, will widen the already significant gulf between high- and low-income graduates, according to the Workers’ Party. Cllr. Eilis Ryan (Workers’ Party) strongly refuted claims by the scheme’s proponents that income-contingent loans represented a ‘more equitable’ system, saying: It is perfectly clear [...]

May 2nd, 2017|Comments Off on Student loans will widen the gulf between high- and low-income grads

National Maternity Hospital: Holles Street Board minutes must be published in full

The Workers’ Party has called for the publication of the minutes of the Holles Street ‘Executive Committee’ board ahead of any further decisions on the National Maternity Hospital (NMH). Speaking ahead of a meeting of the Executive Committee this evening (Wednesday), Cllr. Éilis Ryan (Workers’ Party) said: As recently as April 2016, the Executive Committee [...]

April 26th, 2017|Comments Off on National Maternity Hospital: Holles Street Board minutes must be published in full

Maternity Hospital debacle prompts calls for full ‘divestment’ of St. Vincent’s Hospital from church

Workers’ Party Councillor Éilis Ryan has issued a statement calling for the full divestment and state acquisition of St Vincent’s Hospital, in a manner similar to the divestment of national schools. The councillor, who led last Thursday’s demonstration at Minister Harris’s Department, said: Clearly, the National Maternity Hospital must be co-located with a full hospital. [...]

April 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on Maternity Hospital debacle prompts calls for full ‘divestment’ of St. Vincent’s Hospital from church