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Lucan Church reported to Charity Regulator over anti-abortion billboard

Lucan Church reported to Charity Regulator over anti-abortion billboard Workers' Party representative in Lucan / Palmerstown, David Gardiner, has reported St. Mary's church in Lucan village to the Charity Regulator, for what he considers to be inappropriate political campaigning. The move comes in the wake of a decision by the Charity Regulator that the Project [...]

May 7th, 2018|Comments Off on Lucan Church reported to Charity Regulator over anti-abortion billboard

Workers’ Party launches referendum campaign 35 years on from first opposing 8th amendment

The Workers’ Party this morning (Monday) launched their referendum campaign outside Dáil Éireann. To launch the campaign, the Party displayed their 1983 posters against the 8th amendment, alongside newly-launched ‘Yes’ posters for the 2018 referendum. Speaking at the launch this morning, Workers’ Party Cllr. Éilis Ryan said: “The Workers’ Party was the only Dáil party [...]

April 30th, 2018|Comments Off on Workers’ Party launches referendum campaign 35 years on from first opposing 8th amendment

Charities Regulator accused of double standards for ignoring Catholic Church referendum campaigning

Repeal mural tackled by Charities Regulator but Catholic Church ignored despite charitable status The Workers' Party have accused the Charities' Regulator of double standards for failing to tackle the Catholic Church's campaigning on the upcoming referendum on the 8th amendment. The accusations come in the wake of a decision by the Charities' Regulator that the [...]

April 23rd, 2018|Comments Off on Charities Regulator accused of double standards for ignoring Catholic Church referendum campaigning

NAMA should sack Poolbeg receiver for reneging on social housing commitments

Cllr. Éilis Ryan The Workers’ Party have called on the Minister for Finance to instruct NAMA to sack the receiver appointed to a number of portfolios, including the land bank at the former the Irish Glass Bottle site. The calls comes following the receiver’s decision to renege on an agreement reached with Dublin [...]

April 17th, 2018|Comments Off on NAMA should sack Poolbeg receiver for reneging on social housing commitments

Public Expenditure officials warned government against EU army 2% expenditure requirements

Cllr. Éilis Ryan The government received advice from senior officials in the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (DPER) in March 2017 that raising its defense expenditure to 2%, as required under the EU’s PESCO military pact, would be a significant financial risk to the state. This is according to documents obtained by [...]

April 15th, 2018|Comments Off on Public Expenditure officials warned government against EU army 2% expenditure requirements

Syria Air Strikes will strengthen the hand of jihadi extremists

Gavin Mendel-Gleason The Workers’ Party have condemned air strikes carried out by United States, French and British forces on Syria Friday night, saying they will only strengthen the hand of jihadi extremists who control territory inside Syria’s borders. Speaking on the matter, Workers’ Party representative Gavin Mendel-Gleason said: “Friday night’s attacks will doubtless [...]

April 15th, 2018|Comments Off on Syria Air Strikes will strengthen the hand of jihadi extremists

Eir redundancies confirm failure of telecoms privatisation

The Workers’ Party has said that the scale of voluntary redundancies announced today (Thursday) by Eir, are further proof of the failure of privatisation in the telecoms sector. Commenting on today’s announcement, Workers’ Party Cllr. Éilis Ryan said: “The redundancies at Eir are just further proof that privatisation of Telecom Éireann was only ever [...]

April 12th, 2018|Comments Off on Eir redundancies confirm failure of telecoms privatisation

Workers’ Party welcomes launch of Together for Yes in Meath

The Workers’ Party’s representative in Meath, Séamus McDonagh, has this morning welcomed the launch of Together for Yes in Meath, which officially took place last night (Wednesday) in the Newgrange Hotel in Navan. McDonagh, who chaired last night’s launch, said: “Last night was a momentous occasion. It brought together groups from Kells, Navan, Trim, Athboy [...]

April 12th, 2018|Comments Off on Workers’ Party welcomes launch of Together for Yes in Meath

Close Shannon Airport to US as it prepares Syria attack in support of Islamic terrorists

The Workers’ Party has called for an immediate closure of the facilities at Shannon Airport to the US military as it prepares to attack Syria in support of Islamic terrorist groups in the war-torn country. Workers’ Party Cllr. Éilis Ryan said: “It seems increasingly certain that a number countries, led by a belligerent Donald Trump [...]

April 11th, 2018|Comments Off on Close Shannon Airport to US as it prepares Syria attack in support of Islamic terrorists

Workers’ Party statement on the ongoing right-wing coup in Brazil

The Workers’ Party of Ireland stands in solidarity with democratic, progressive and revolutionary forces and workers’ organisations in Brazil protesting against the order for the arrest of former President Luís Inácio Lula da Silva and in defence of their rights against the onslaught unleashed by imperialism and the Brazilian capitalist class. The seriousness of the [...]

April 10th, 2018|Comments Off on Workers’ Party statement on the ongoing right-wing coup in Brazil