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Workers’ Party says Grenfell Tower Block Disaster holds lessons for Ireland

Local Councils must take full control of social housing provision and the concerns of fire service workers must be addressed, are two of the lessons for Ireland from the horrific Grenfell Tower Block Disaster, which is believed to have resulted in over 100 deaths, according to the Workers’ Party Dublin North West representative Gavin Mendel-Gleason. [...]

June 18th, 2017|Comments Off on Workers’ Party says Grenfell Tower Block Disaster holds lessons for Ireland

Landlords whinging to Minister shows up their real colours

Ireland’s landlords have revealed their true colours in their statement to new Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy, according to the Workers’ Party. Reacting to a statement released today (Friday) by the Irish Property Owners Association (IPOA), Cllr. Eilis Ryan (Workers Party) said: “A Fine Gael government introduced the 4% rental increase cap only after rents [...]

June 16th, 2017|Comments Off on Landlords whinging to Minister shows up their real colours

Poolbeg explosion proves irresponsibility of privatising waste disposal

Last night's "uncontrolled explosion" at the Covanta-run Poolbeg incinerator demonstrates the irresponsibility of handing waste management services over to the private sector, according to Cllr. Éilis Ryan of the Workers' Party. Speaking following the incident, Cllr. Ryan said: "Covanta have an atrocious safety record, operating in a field which is highly sensitive both in terms [...]

June 8th, 2017|Comments Off on Poolbeg explosion proves irresponsibility of privatising waste disposal

Martin support for Varadkar proves no real difference between FF and FG

Cllr. Éilis Ryan Micheál Martin's almost immediate agreement to facilitate Leo Varadkar's election as Taoiseach proves there is "no real difference" between the two largest parties in the state, according to the Workers' Party. Workers' Party Cllr. Éilis Ryan, this evening (Wednesday) said: "Even by Fine Gael standards, Leo Varadker ran an astoundingly right-wing [...]

June 7th, 2017|Comments Off on Martin support for Varadkar proves no real difference between FF and FG

AIB’s bad loans firesale prioritises investors over those needing housing

The Workers’ Party has condemned AIB’s plans to escalate the sale of its bad loan books, in order to entice investors to buy shares in the state-owned bank. Workers’ Party representative for Dublin Northwest, Gavin Mendel-Gleason, was responding to comments made yesterday (Wednesday) by AIB Chief Executive Bernard Byrne that AIB intended to clear its [...]

June 1st, 2017|Comments Off on AIB’s bad loans firesale prioritises investors over those needing housing

Workers’ Party describe investment bank advice to government on AIB sale as like the ‘fox guarding the hen-house’

Workers’ Party Dublin North West representative Gavin Mendel-Gleason has described as deeply worrying the fact that the government is receiving advice from investments banks such as Merrill Lynch and Deutsche Bank on the possible sale of AIB Mendel-Gleason said: "It is shocking to think that Merrill Lynch could have any involvement in providing advice to [...]

May 30th, 2017|Comments Off on Workers’ Party describe investment bank advice to government on AIB sale as like the ‘fox guarding the hen-house’

Government must move urgently to implement asylum seekers’ right to work judgement

Seamus McDonagh Workers’ Party representative for Meath, Séamus McDonagh, has called on the government to introduce legislation immediately to implement the Supreme Court’s ruling today (Tuesday) that asylum seekers must be given the right to work. Reacting to the judgement, McDonagh said: “It is not exactly a surprise that denying adults resident in Ireland [...]

May 30th, 2017|Comments Off on Government must move urgently to implement asylum seekers’ right to work judgement

Campaigners say NMH decision “just one step” towards proper public maternity services

Campaigners who sparked the withdrawal of the Sisters of Charity from the new National Maternity Hospital (NMH) have said the decision represents one step in the right direction, but does nothing to resolve the need for a publicly-controlled maternity health service. Cllr. Éilis Ryan (Workers' Party), who led protests against religious ownership of the new [...]

May 30th, 2017|Comments Off on Campaigners say NMH decision “just one step” towards proper public maternity services

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