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Dublin must follow Limerick’s lead on EIB loans for housing

A Dublin City Councillor has said the city must follow the lead of Limerick City & County Council, who today announced they would be receiving an €80 million loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB) - the first time a local authority has borrowed directly from the EIB. Cllr. Éilis Ryan (Workers’ Party) said: “It’s [...]

November 16th, 2017|Comments Off on Dublin must follow Limerick’s lead on EIB loans for housing

Coca-Cola boss appointment to Teaching Council is a new low in political appointments

The Workers’ Party have called for a review of the recent appointment of Coca Cola boss Gerry Leydon to the Teaching Council, by Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton. The appointment of Mr. Leydon, who is Europe, Eurasia, Africa Customer Relationship Director for Coca-Cola, was announced yesterday (Tuesday) by Minister Bruton. Cllr. Éilis Ryan [...]

November 15th, 2017|Comments Off on Coca-Cola boss appointment to Teaching Council is a new low in political appointments

The Workers’ Party questions suitability of CEO David Franks to lead Irish Rail

The Workers’ Party has condemned the failure of the Government and management in Irish Rail to work to ensure an end to the worsening rail dispute and highlighted the damaging role the public transport company’s CEO David Franks has played in the crisis. Dublin city councillor Éilis Ryan said: “One of our country’s crucial transport [...]

November 7th, 2017|Comments Off on The Workers’ Party questions suitability of CEO David Franks to lead Irish Rail

Calls for resignation of Dublin City Council CEO in wake of rental accommodation revelations  

Dublin City Councillor Éilis Ryan (Workers’ Party, North Inner City) has this morning (Friday, 3rd November) called for City Council CEO Owen Keegan to resign, in the wake of last night’s Prime Time Investigates documentary on standards in the private rental sector. Commenting on the situation, the Workers’ Party councillor said: “There is absolute clarity [...]

November 3rd, 2017|Comments Off on Calls for resignation of Dublin City Council CEO in wake of rental accommodation revelations  

Workers’ Party motion could stop private developers using up Dublin City Council owned land

A Workers’ Party motion to be put before Dublin City Councillors next Monday night (Nov 6th) would see the introduction of a ban on private developers building for-profit housing on Dublin City Council owned lands. Cllr. Éilis Ryan (Workers’ Party, North Inner City) is proposing the motion, and said: The council owns around 120 hectares [...]

October 30th, 2017|Comments Off on Workers’ Party motion could stop private developers using up Dublin City Council owned land

Chartered Surveyors’ apartment build estimates are double the cost of building public housing

The Workers’ Party have stated that apartment build estimates released today (Tuesday) by the Society of Chartered Surveyors in Ireland (SCSI) are more than double the cost of the state building apartments on its own land. Reacting to the figures released by the SCSI, Cllr. Éilis Ryan (Workers’ Party), said: “It is astounding that, in [...]

October 24th, 2017|Comments Off on Chartered Surveyors’ apartment build estimates are double the cost of building public housing

Teacher shortage should be addressed by reducing college fees – not through harebrained retraining schemes

The Workers’ Party have said that Minister for Education Richard Bruton’s proposal to encourage ‘homemakers’ to retrain as secondary school teachers wilfully ignores the obvious causes why young people might not choose teaching as a career. Speaking following the Minister’s comments today (Friday) at the annual conference of the National Association of Principals and Deputy [...]

October 20th, 2017|Comments Off on Teacher shortage should be addressed by reducing college fees – not through harebrained retraining schemes

Women’s Pensions Debacle: Mandatory State Pension Scheme only solution to pensions crisis

The Workers’ Party have called on the government to introduce a mandatory public pension scheme, similar to recommendations made earlier this summer by the Citizens’ Assembly, in response to the Speaking on the matter, Cllr. Éilis Ryan (Workers’ Party, North Inner City Dublin) said: “The utter discrimination imposed on women both by 2012 pension changes, [...]

October 18th, 2017|Comments Off on Women’s Pensions Debacle: Mandatory State Pension Scheme only solution to pensions crisis

Budget: Home Building Finance Ireland is just a cash cow for developers

€750m fund for property developers means state would bear almost entire risk of new, for-profit developments The Workers' Party has said that the €750 million Home Building Finance Ireland (HBFI) initiative announced yesterday by the government, is just a cash cow for developers which will not result in any more homes being built. Gavin Mendel-Gleason, [...]

October 11th, 2017|Comments Off on Budget: Home Building Finance Ireland is just a cash cow for developers

Budget: public services set for five year real-term cuts

The Workers' Party has said that the government's budget projections prove its intention to continue cutting public service, even as the economy grows. Cllr. Éilis Ryan (Workers' Party, North Inner City) said: "The government's Fiscal Outlook, which it published yesterday with the budget, shows that government consumption - i.e. overall spending on public services - [...]

October 11th, 2017|Comments Off on Budget: public services set for five year real-term cuts