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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

Government must act quickly to reopen National Rehabilitation Hospital paediatric service

Dublin Workers’ Party Councillor Éilis Ryan has called on the Minister for Health and the HSE to act urgently to restore full inpatient paediatric services at the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Dún Laoighaire. Cllr. Ryan said it was a matter of grave concern that a vital service for children such as that provided at the [...]

September 2nd, 2018|Comments Off on Government must act quickly to reopen National Rehabilitation Hospital paediatric service

Waterford Post Office closures a ‘missed opportunity,’ says Workers’ Party

The Workers’ Party have said that the planned closure of three post offices in Waterford city and county are a missed opportunity for badly-needed public investment in community services in the county. The statement comes following yesterday’s announcement that post offices in Ballinamult, Kilmeaden and Lemybrien, along with 156 other post offices nationwide, will close. [...]

August 29th, 2018|Comments Off on Waterford Post Office closures a ‘missed opportunity,’ says Workers’ Party

Dublin City Councillors to vote on motion calling for mandatory vaccinations in wake of latest measles outbreak

Workers' Party Cllr. Éilis Ryan will be tabling a motion at September's meeting of Dublin City Council, calling for a series of local measures to curtail recent and increasing outbreaks of infectious diseases. The move comes following a further outbreak of measles in Dublin's North Inner City, the area which Cllr. Ryan represents. Speaking on [...]

August 22nd, 2018|Comments Off on Dublin City Councillors to vote on motion calling for mandatory vaccinations in wake of latest measles outbreak

Workers’ Party calls for FAI to remove Denis O’Brien from new position

The Workers’ Party have called on the FAI to immediately reverse their decision to appoint Denis O’Brien honorary president of the organisation. Workers’ Party representative in Palmerstown, David Gardiner, said the move was a kick in the teeth to ordinary football fans, saying: “I’ve attended League of Ireland matches in Dublin for over 30 years. [...]

August 20th, 2018|Comments Off on Workers’ Party calls for FAI to remove Denis O’Brien from new position

Councillor calls for planners to reject further hotel planning applications

A Dublin city councillor has called on the city’s planners to reject any further planning applications from hotels. The call comes in the wake of reports from Construction Information Services that 79 hotels are currently either at construction or planning stage in Dublin. Cllr. Éilis Ryan, a Workers’ Party councillor in the North Inner City [...]

August 20th, 2018|Comments Off on Councillor calls for planners to reject further hotel planning applications

“Student housing” rented out for €170/night during Pope’s visit

One of Dublin’s controversial new student housing schemes is breaching its planning permission by letting out rooms for up to €170 / night during the Pope’s visit, according to Workers’ Party councillor Éilis Ryan. Cllr. Ryan, who has campaigned extensively against student housing in the inner city, said: “‘Dorset Point,’ a block of 447 bedrooms [...]

August 14th, 2018|Comments Off on “Student housing” rented out for €170/night during Pope’s visit

Council must CPO properties found to fail health and safety standards, says city councillor

A city councillor has called for Dublin City Council to make extensive use of its powers of compulsory purchase, including in relation to properties on Summerhill Parade currently occupied by housing activists. Cllr. Éilis Ryan, a Workers’ Party councillor in the local area, welcomed the occupation, saying: “The buildings in question were the site of [...]

August 8th, 2018|Comments Off on Council must CPO properties found to fail health and safety standards, says city councillor