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So far Eilis Ryan has created 22 blog entries.

Councillor warns Dublin City Council land tendering plan risks repeating PPP failures of the past

Calls for Dublin City Council to use a state company to develop its land instead of PPP A city councillor has warned that Dublin City Council (DCC) is at risk of repeating the disastrous Public-Private Partnership (PPP) failures of the past, with a new multi-county ‘bundle’ approach to developing public land. Cllr. Éilis Ryan (Workers’ [...]

April 3rd, 2017|Comments Off on Councillor warns Dublin City Council land tendering plan risks repeating PPP failures of the past

Warning that Jobstown jury selection bias denies justice

There have been warnings that the Director of Public Prosecution's (DPP's) attempts to curtail representation of a broad set of activists on the jury of the Jobstown trial, could undermine the defendant's right to a fair trial. Responding to the DPP's office's calls for the exclusion of jurors who are from Tallaght, were active in [...]

April 2nd, 2017|Comments Off on Warning that Jobstown jury selection bias denies justice

Further DPP Jobstown intrusion slammed as an attempt to silence peaceful campaigning

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has this morning come in for criticism for its attempts to silence peaceful campaigners in the run up to the trial of dozens of Jobstown anti-water charges activists. Cllr. Éilis Ryan (Workers’ Party) criticised the DPP’s decision to request a judicial order that Deputy Paul Murphy, one of those [...]

March 30th, 2017|Comments Off on Further DPP Jobstown intrusion slammed as an attempt to silence peaceful campaigning

Calls for Minister for Education to abandon Community National School segregation model

There have been calls for Minister for Education, Richard Bruton, to abandon his support for the Community National School (CNS) model of primary education, in light of emerging evidence that its policy of segregating children for religious formation is being abandoned due to parental pressure. Commenting on the matter, Cllr. Éilis Ryan (Workers’ Party), said: [...]

March 27th, 2017|Comments Off on Calls for Minister for Education to abandon Community National School segregation model

Dublin 3-bed house price now more than ten times the average household income

The average price of a three-bedroom semi-detached house in Dublin is now more than ten times the average household income in the capital, according to Workers’ Party Dublin representative Gavin Mendel-Gleason. Commenting on figures released today (March 27th) in the Real Estate Alliance’s Q1 2017 House Price Survey, Mendel-Gleason said: The average cost of a [...]

March 27th, 2017|Comments Off on Dublin 3-bed house price now more than ten times the average household income

Calls for Dublin City Councillors to reverse land privatisation plans in light of Nevin Institute public cost-rental proposals

The launch this morning by the Nevin Institute of a detailed proposal for public, cost-rental housing development has led to calls for Dublin City Council to reverse its plans to allow private housing development on its biggest sites of empty land. Speaking in reaction to the launch this morning (Thursday 23rd March) by the Nevin [...]

March 23rd, 2017|Comments Off on Calls for Dublin City Councillors to reverse land privatisation plans in light of Nevin Institute public cost-rental proposals

Renewed calls for AIB to remain in public ownership

Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s revelation that the government intends to use revenue from the sale of 25% of the state’s stake in AIB for debt reduction has been met with calls to keep the bank in state ownership. Currently, 99% of AIB is owned by the state. Reacting to the Taoiseach’s statement in the Dáil yesterday [...]

March 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on Renewed calls for AIB to remain in public ownership

Success of Clery’s deal will hinge on trade union rights

Workers’ Party congratulates Clery’s workers on forcing a deal Workers’ Party councillor Éilis Ryan has congratulated Clery’s workers on their 21-month battle for fair treatment after they were made redundant following the liquidation of the former retail store. Cllr Ryan (North Inner City Dublin) said: I am fully of the opinion that we would not [...]

March 21st, 2017|Comments Off on Success of Clery’s deal will hinge on trade union rights

High cost of billionaire tax-break passports slammed

Quarter of Irish billionaires ‘only Irish for tax purposes’ A quarter of the eight Irish billionaires listed on Forbes magazine’s billionaire list are former American citizens, who have received huge tax breaks as a result of adopting Irish citizenship, according to Workers’ Party councillor Éilis Ryan (North Inner city Dublin). Cllr Ryan was referring to [...]

March 21st, 2017|Comments Off on High cost of billionaire tax-break passports slammed

An Bord Pleanála hearing on Clery’s must focus on €1.5m Council Levy exemption

There have been calls for An Bord Pleanála to examine a €1.5 million council levy exemption granted to developer consortium Natrium, at the planning appeals hearing of the controversial Clery's development which begins tomorrow (Monday). Workers’ Party councillor Éilis Ryan, who will address the appeal hearing tomorrow, will ask why the controversial development has been [...]

March 19th, 2017|Comments Off on An Bord Pleanála hearing on Clery’s must focus on €1.5m Council Levy exemption