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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

Renewed calls for mandatory MMR vaccination scheme in wake of latest measles outbreak

The Workers’ Party has today (Tuesday) called for the introduction of a requirement that all children who use shared childcare and education schemes, including créches, play facilities, and schools, be required to produce evidence of MMR vaccination. The call comes in the wake of the latest measles outbreak in Ireland, with several cases presenting in [...]

July 24th, 2018|Comments Off on Renewed calls for mandatory MMR vaccination scheme in wake of latest measles outbreak

Statement on the Israeli declaration of the Jewish Nation State

The Workers Party of Ireland has condemned last week’s decision by the Israeli Knesset to pass the sectarian and racist law that defines Israel as the national homeland of the Jewish people and which asserts that "the realisation of the right to national self-determination in Israel is unique to the Jewish people", declaring, in effect, [...]

July 23rd, 2018|Comments Off on Statement on the Israeli declaration of the Jewish Nation State

Fixing leaks – not water charges – is what Waterford needs to prevent water shortages

Workers’ Party representative in Waterford, Dick Roche, has said that Irish Water should focus on fixing leaks in order to prevent further drought spells in the region. Roche said: “Households in Waterford use an average of 363 Litres of water every day. This is below both the national and European average, and a full 25% [...]

July 16th, 2018|Comments Off on Fixing leaks – not water charges – is what Waterford needs to prevent water shortages

Creation of single national water company is just a pretext for job losses

The Workers’ Party have criticised Minister Eoghan Murphy’s renewed proposal to remove water services from local authorities, stating it appears to be nothing more than a pretext for job losses. Responding to reports that Minister Murphy had brought the proposal to Cabinet last Thursday, Cllr. Ted Tynan, Workers’ Party, said: “Minister Murphy’s proposal to remove [...]

July 16th, 2018|Comments Off on Creation of single national water company is just a pretext for job losses

Queries raised over DanskeBank contract for Government Banking Services

The Workers’ Party have queried why the state will begin paying private bank DanskeBank to provide all government banking services, when it is the majority shareholder in AIB. Workers’ Party city councillor Éilis Ryan said: “Has the government forgotten that it is the majority shareholder in AIB? It would be a far more sensible economic [...]

July 15th, 2018|Comments Off on Queries raised over DanskeBank contract for Government Banking Services

FAI criticised for failing to police League of Ireland licensing system

The Workers' Party have called on the FAI to introduce emergency reviews of how League of Ireland licensing operates, following a decision by players in Bray Wanderers to take strike action in the coming weeks owing to lack of pay. Speaking in response to the planned strike, Workers' Party representative for Palmerstown / Lucan, David [...]

July 15th, 2018|Comments Off on FAI criticised for failing to police League of Ireland licensing system