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Calls for HSE to intervene to eliminate carpark fees at Kells healthcare centre

Seamus McDonagh The HSE's new primary care centre in Kells has come under renewed criticism, for putting private profits ahead of the welfare of patients. This is according to Workers' Party spokesperson in Meath, Séamus McDonagh: McDonagh said on the matter: "I have previously drawn attention to the totally inappropriate location of the [...]

January 18th, 2019|Comments Off on Calls for HSE to intervene to eliminate carpark fees at Kells healthcare centre

Madigan’s comments show property tax was never intended to be a tax on wealth

Minister Josepha Madigan has come under attack for her calls for the wealthiest homes to be exempted from potential increases in the property tax this year. Workers' Party Dublin City Councillor and European election candidate Éilis Ryan said: "Minister Madigan's comments go to the heart of why campaigners opposed the property tax. In spite of [...]

January 14th, 2019|Comments Off on Madigan’s comments show property tax was never intended to be a tax on wealth

Workers’ Party condemns Roscommon hotel fire

The Workers’ Party strongly condemn those responsible for a fire started at a hotel in Roscommon, which was intended to house 80 asylum seekers as a Direct Provision centre. Speaking on the matter, Workers’ Party representative Cathie Shiels said: “Direct Provision is a brutal system to begin with. It is effectively imprisonment, for people who [...]

January 11th, 2019|Comments Off on Workers’ Party condemns Roscommon hotel fire

Nursing strike shows up twenty years of public sector decimation by Fine Gael, Labour and Fianna Fáil

The Workers’ Party have offered their full support and solidarity to nurses and midwives, due to take strike action on 30th January, and said that the strike shows up twenty years of decimation of the public sector by successive right-wing governments. Cllr. Éilis Ryan, Workers’ Party representative in Dublin and candidate in the 2019 European [...]

January 9th, 2019|Comments Off on Nursing strike shows up twenty years of public sector decimation by Fine Gael, Labour and Fianna Fáil

New Year Greetings from the Workers Party of Ireland to International Communist and Workers’ Parties

Dear Comrades, The Workers Party of Ireland sends comradely greetings and best wishes for 2019 to communist and workers’ parties throughout the world. Capitalism continues to condemn millions to poverty, unemployment, homelessness, inequality, oppression, exploitation, hunger and disease. Imperialism, the highest stage of capitalism, with its specific features, including the concentration of production into monopolies [...]

January 4th, 2019|Comments Off on New Year Greetings from the Workers Party of Ireland to International Communist and Workers’ Parties

Workers’ Party calls for implementation of ban on bloodsports

The Workers' Party have called for proper enforcement of laws in place to ban organised stag hunting, following the a 'mock' hunt carried out by the Ward Union Hunt which took place in Ashbourne on St. Stephen's Day. Séamus McDonagh, Workers' Party representative in Co. Meath and long-time animal rights activist, said: "In 2010, an [...]

January 4th, 2019|Comments Off on Workers’ Party calls for implementation of ban on bloodsports

Condolences from international comrades on the death of Seán Garland

KKE (Greece) To the Workers' Party of Ireland Cd. M. Donnelly, Dear comrades, Please accept the condolences of the KKE for the passing of c. Sean Garland, member of the Executive Committee of the Workers' Party of Ireland. Cd. Garland has been one of the most emblematic personalities of the communist movement in Ireland. He [...]

December 14th, 2018|Comments Off on Condolences from international comrades on the death of Seán Garland

Letter to international comrades on the death of Comrade Sean Garland

It is with deep sadness and regret that the Workers Party of Ireland announces the death of our esteemed comrade, Sean Garland, a life-long revolutionary, a former General Secretary and Party President and a serving member of the Party's Central Executive Committee. Although in recent times he had suffered serious problems with his health he [...]

December 14th, 2018|Comments Off on Letter to international comrades on the death of Comrade Sean Garland

Workers’ Party calls on Minister Ross to reclassify the Palmerstown Bypass as a National Road

Minister for Transport Shane Ross must urgently reclassify the Palmerstown Bypass as a National Road, David Gardiner, the Workers’ Party representative for Palmerstown-Fonthill, has said. Gardiner said: “Back when the current Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was Minister for Transport in 2012, his Department reclassified parts of the N4 as a regional road. This means that the [...]

December 12th, 2018|Comments Off on Workers’ Party calls on Minister Ross to reclassify the Palmerstown Bypass as a National Road

Workers’ Party: Rejection of Cuban medical support will harm Brazil’s most vulnerable

The Workers' Party wishes to offer its solidarity and congratulations to the Cuban doctors and healthcare professionals who have worked to bring healthcare to some 3,600 remote municipalities in Brazil since 2013. The politically-motivated attack by President Jair Bolsonaro on the "More Doctors for Brazil" Programme, which has resulted in its closure, will harm the [...]

December 10th, 2018|Comments Off on Workers’ Party: Rejection of Cuban medical support will harm Brazil’s most vulnerable