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So far Eilis Ryan has created 177 blog entries.

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

Repair and leasing scheme failure shows private sector incapable of tackling housing crisis

The failure of the repair and leasing scheme to come close to meeting its targets demonstrates the inability of the private sector to tackle the housing crisis, according to Workers’ Party councillor Éilis Ryan. Cllr. Ryan was responding to this morning’s (Monday) reports that the Repair and Leasing scheme has delivered only 15 homes nationwide, [...]

September 24th, 2018|Comments Off on Repair and leasing scheme failure shows private sector incapable of tackling housing crisis

Disappointment at Cork council’s failure to tackle severe air pollution

Cllr. Ted Tynan (WP) The city councillor behind an initiative to roll out air pollution monitoring in some of Cork's residential neighbourhoods has expressed disappointment that his proposals are being rejected because of budget constraints. Workers' Party city councillor in Cork, Ted Tynan, said: "The motion I proposed to Cork city council would [...]

September 18th, 2018|Comments Off on Disappointment at Cork council’s failure to tackle severe air pollution

Statement of Solidarity from the Workers’ Party to the Communist Party of Turkey

Dear Comrades, The Workers Party of Ireland sends warm comradely greetings to the Communist Party of Turkey on the occasion of its Conference on the 15th-16th September 2018 in Izmir under the theme "To the Workers” and sends its congratulations and best wishes to the TKP, the oldest party in Turkey, on the occasion of [...]

September 16th, 2018|Comments Off on Statement of Solidarity from the Workers’ Party to the Communist Party of Turkey

FG Land Agency will copperfasten profits for buy-to-let landlords

The Workers’ Party has said that the government’s newly-announced Land Management Agency will copperfasten the role of landlords as providers of housing for those on low incomes. Speaking in response to this morning’s announcement, Cllr. Éilis Ryan said: “The Land Management Agency’s strategy of allowing 50-70% of public lands to be used for for-profit housing [...]

September 13th, 2018|Comments Off on FG Land Agency will copperfasten profits for buy-to-let landlords

Accusations of Garda bias in policing of private evictions

Workers' Party motion to Dublin Central Joint Policing Committee next Monday will call for garda protocol on how it handles evictions A Workers’ Party Dublin City Councillor has accused An Garda Síochána of blatant bias in using its resources to police private evictions by private security firms, in the wake of the arrest of several [...]

September 12th, 2018|Comments Off on Accusations of Garda bias in policing of private evictions

New evidence of Ireland’s tax haven status requires urgent response

The Workers’ Party has called for an urgent government response to the latest research, published this week, listing Ireland as the world’s biggest tax haven. Workers’ Party city councillor Éilis Ryan said: “A report released yesterday by researchers in the University of California (Berkeley), shows that 50% of the foreign profits of US multinationals were [...]

September 11th, 2018|Comments Off on New evidence of Ireland’s tax haven status requires urgent response

43 Trim/Athboy social housing units is too little to celebrate

Seamus McDonagh The 43 new social housing units opened last week in Trim and Athboy are a stark reminder of how little council housing is being built, according to Workers' Party representative in Meath, Séamus McDonagh. Reacting to the developments, McDonagh said: "Of course, the fact that 43 new homes will be provided [...]

September 10th, 2018|Comments Off on 43 Trim/Athboy social housing units is too little to celebrate