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Home helps should be employed directly by HSE to prevent exploitation

Seamus McDonagh The Workers’ Party have called for the HSE to establish a plan to move all home helps into direct employment by the state health agency. The call comes in the wake of repeated scandals relating to the the exploitation of home helps by the private agencies who employ them. Speaking on [...]

January 17th, 2018|Comments Off on Home helps should be employed directly by HSE to prevent exploitation

2017 Housing Delivery Report: Increase in HAP tenants is not a good news story

Gavin Mendel-Gleason The Workers’ Party have criticised the government’s 2017 Report on Housing Delivery, saying they show nothing except a forced increase in reliance on private landlords. Responding to the Report, Workers’ Party representative Gavin Mendel-Gleason said: “These figures are not a good news story. The only area of so-called “housing delivery” that has [...]

January 15th, 2018|Comments Off on 2017 Housing Delivery Report: Increase in HAP tenants is not a good news story

Carillion fiasco a warning against government reliance on private developers for social housing

There have been calls for the government to reconsider its strategy of employing private developers to build social housing, in the wake of the collapse of Carillion construction company today (Monday). Workers’ Party Cllr. Éilis Ryan called for the government to rule out the use of any Public-Private Partnership mechanisms in the ‘Housing Land Initiative’ [...]

January 15th, 2018|Comments Off on Carillion fiasco a warning against government reliance on private developers for social housing

Councillors vote down proposal to ban for-profit development on council land in Dublin

Sinn Féin, Labour and some independents today voted down a proposal from Workers’ Party councillor Éilis Ryan to bring into force a ban on all for-profit development on publicly-owned land. Speaking following the vote, Cllr. Ryan said: “Why, in the midst of a housing crisis, should a private developer be entitled to make profit by [...]

January 11th, 2018|Comments Off on Councillors vote down proposal to ban for-profit development on council land in Dublin

Affordable housing u-turn: Dublin City Council admits affordable housing will require land giveaway to developers

Dublin City Council have come under attack for a U-Turn tonight (Monday), in which council officials acknowledged that the ‘affordable’ housing component of their housing development plans will require a full giveaway of land to private developers. Cllr. Éilis Ryan (Workers’ Party) responded to the comments made by city council Deputy CEO Brendan Kenny saying: [...]

January 8th, 2018|Comments Off on Affordable housing u-turn: Dublin City Council admits affordable housing will require land giveaway to developers

Teacher shortage crisis: Calls for fees to be scrapped for teacher training postgrads

The Workers’ Party have called for fees for postgraduate teaching degrees to be scrapped as an urgent measure to address the collapse in numbers of applicants to train as teachers. Cllr. Ryan said: “It is perfectly clear what has caused this collapse. The course fees and expenses to train to be a teacher doubled, and [...]

January 8th, 2018|Comments Off on Teacher shortage crisis: Calls for fees to be scrapped for teacher training postgrads

Calls for emergency ban on new offices in Dublin’s docklands

A city councillor has called for the introduction of an emergency ban on office development in the docklands, following a report from Owen Reilly that office space was set to well outstrip residential development in Dublin’s docklands. The proposal comes on foot of a 35,000 square metre office development being granted permission in the docklands [...]

December 20th, 2017|Comments Off on Calls for emergency ban on new offices in Dublin’s docklands

Calls for public housing on former Magdalene Laundry site as ‘Living Memorial’ to survivors

Two-thirds of families in homeless accommodation are lone parent families 3000 public housing units needed in northeast inner city to clear lists The Workers’ Party have today (Tuesday) issued a proposal for a public housing development to built on the site of a former Magdalene Laundry on Seán McDermott Street in Dublin’s North Inner City. [...]

December 19th, 2017|Comments Off on Calls for public housing on former Magdalene Laundry site as ‘Living Memorial’ to survivors

Dublin Councillors to vote tonight on whether to ban for-profit development on public land

O'Devaney Gardens Dublin City Councillors will tonight (Wednesday) vote on a proposal from the Workers’ Party to ban private, for-profit housing development on Dublin City Council owned lands. Cllr. Éilis Ryan (Workers’ Party, North Inner City) is proposing the motion, and said: “Yesterday saw the announcement of a national demonstration in April to [...]

December 13th, 2017|Comments Off on Dublin Councillors to vote tonight on whether to ban for-profit development on public land

Six into One Won’t Go

Publicly-owned housing stock needs to grow by 500% in order to meet demand Cllr. Éilis Ryan (Workers’ Party) has today (Tuesday) issued figures which reveal that Dublin’s publicly-owned housing stock is less than a sixth of what would be required to meet current demand. Cllr. Ryan said: “Figures released to me from Dublin City Council [...]

December 12th, 2017|Comments Off on Six into One Won’t Go