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Outrage as two Dublin Fire Brigade appliances kept off-road due to staff shortages

Two fire appliances in the ‘Bravo’ division of Dublin Fire Brigade (covering Dolphin’s Barn and Tallaght fire stations) were kept off the road this morning due to staff shortages, reducing the number of fire brigades in the area available to respond to emergency calls by 50%. This is according to information received by Workers’ Party [...]

July 13th, 2018|Comments Off on Outrage as two Dublin Fire Brigade appliances kept off-road due to staff shortages

Lloyds and Ryanair strikes show up poor conditions of private sector workers

Workers’ Party Councillor Éilis Ryan has said that today’s strikes by both Ryanair pilots and LloydsPharmacy workers are a stark reminder of the poor conditions faced by workers in the private sector. Cllr. Ryan said: “It is hugely courageous of these workers to take strike action, which can ultimately lead to gains not just for [...]

July 12th, 2018|Comments Off on Lloyds and Ryanair strikes show up poor conditions of private sector workers

Workers’ Party welcomes ban on Israeli Settlement Goods  

The Workers' Party has welcomed a Seanad vote in favour of a ban on the import of goods originating in illegal Israeli settlements in Palestine. Speaking following the vote this evening, Cllr. Ted Tynan (Workers' Party, Cork) said: "This victory was hard-won, fought for for decades by campaigners for the rights of the Palestinian people. [...]

July 11th, 2018|Comments Off on Workers’ Party welcomes ban on Israeli Settlement Goods  

Éilis Ryan to contest Dublin European elections 

Workers Party promises 'loud, smart, socialist' opposition The Workers' Party has announced it will be running Cllr. Éilis Ryan in the European elections for the Dublin constituency. Cllr. Ryan currently represents the North Inner City ward on Dublin City Council. Announcing the decision, Workers' Party President Mick Donnelly said: "Europe has been the source of [...]

July 11th, 2018|Comments Off on Éilis Ryan to contest Dublin European elections 

Statement of the European Communist on Attacks Against the Right to Strike

Bourgeois democracy makes proclamations regarding human rights in a very pretentious manner. Notwithstanding these formal proclamations, capitalism in practice denies any individual or collective right, whenever its implementation conflicts with the class interests of the bourgeoisie or the maximization of profit. In this sense, workers' rights, including the right to strike, are not an exception. [...]

July 6th, 2018|Comments Off on Statement of the European Communist on Attacks Against the Right to Strike

New mortgage-to-rent scheme means private company profits while state picks up the tab

The state’s latest mortgage-to-rent initiative, under which private company ‘Homes for Life’ would buy up distressed mortgages, and lease the relevant properties back to the council, has come in for attack. Cllr. Éilis Ryan said of the scheme: “This is a ludicrous financing arrangement under which the state will effectively pay the full outstanding mortgage [...]

July 5th, 2018|Comments Off on New mortgage-to-rent scheme means private company profits while state picks up the tab

Irish Water accused of hypocrisy over failure to restrict commercial water usage

Irish Water has come in for fresh criticism, for failing to curtail the use of water for commercial purposes, as the country’s drought worsens. Speaking on the matter, Cllr. Ted Tynan of the Workers’ Party said: “Unfortunately, because of successive governments’ failure to invest in proper infrastructure for our public water service, we are faced [...]

July 5th, 2018|Comments Off on Irish Water accused of hypocrisy over failure to restrict commercial water usage

Drought shows up failure of Irish Water to tackle infrastructure

The Workers’ Party have said that recent days' water shortages show up the failure of Irish Water to invest in upgrading public infrastructure. Dick Roche, Waterford representative for the party, said: “Waterford is already on Irish Water's "at risk of water restrictions" list. This is not because people in Waterford are prolific water wasters - [...]

July 3rd, 2018|Comments Off on Drought shows up failure of Irish Water to tackle infrastructure

City Council votes against Workers’ Party motion to prevent sale of 50+ public housing units

Dublin City Council have backed a proposal to sell over 50 public housing units to a charitable housing body. Cllr. Éilis Ryan (Workers’ Party) led opposition to the proposal, which will see 52 apartments sold by Dublin City Council to Túath housing charity. The state will pay Túath a monthly fee - 92% of market [...]

July 2nd, 2018|Comments Off on City Council votes against Workers’ Party motion to prevent sale of 50+ public housing units

Today: Dublin councillors urged to learn from London’s mistakes, stop offloading housing to charities

Dublin City Council will this evening (Monday) vote on whether to sell 52 newly-acquired public housing units at Shelbourne Plaza, Ringsend, to Túath housing charity. Workers’ Party Cllr. Éilis Ryan will be proposing an amendment that the city council retain a freehold interest in the apartments, to avoid the sorts of housing sell-offs currently being [...]

July 2nd, 2018|Comments Off on Today: Dublin councillors urged to learn from London’s mistakes, stop offloading housing to charities