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So far Eilis Ryan has created 39 blog entries.

Church ownership of National Maternity Hospital makes a mockery of the Citizens’ Assembly

The Workers’ Party has condemned the decision to grant sole ownership of the new National Maternity Hospital to the Sisters of Charity, saying it presents a ‘nightmare scenario’ to women who will depend on the service. Cllr. Éilis Ryan (Workers’ Party, North Inner City) said: The decision to grant ownership of the National Maternity Hospital [...]

April 18th, 2017|Comments Off on Church ownership of National Maternity Hospital makes a mockery of the Citizens’ Assembly

Breakdown in Bus Éireann talks proves need for greater direct government involvement in public transport

Séamus McDonagh, Workers' Party representative for Meath, has called for the government to step into the Bus Éireann dispute, by putting in place a Registered Employment Agreement (REA) for bus workers. Speaking following the breakdown of talks today (April 11th) McDonagh said: The breakdown of talks today come as no suprise to workers in Bus [...]

April 11th, 2017|Comments Off on Breakdown in Bus Éireann talks proves need for greater direct government involvement in public transport

Workers’ Party proposes new public holiday to compensate bar workers for end to Good Friday alcohol ban

The Workers’ Party has proposed a new public holiday to compensate bar and off licence workers for the proposed end to the Good Friday alcohol ban. The proposal comes in response to legislation introduced today (Tuesday, April 11th) in Seanad Éireann by a number of independent Senators. Councillor Éilis Ryan (Workers’ Party) said that while [...]

April 11th, 2017|Comments Off on Workers’ Party proposes new public holiday to compensate bar workers for end to Good Friday alcohol ban

Over 100 Bus Éireann Workers Petition RTÉ for Fair Coverage of Dispute

Bus Éireann workers have today lodged a petition with RTÉ calling for fair coverage of strike action. The letter, which was drafted and submitted by the Workers’ Party with hundreds of signatures from Bus Éireann workers in Meath, Cork and Dublin, expressed its disappointment at the bias of RTÉ coverage in favour of Bus Éireann [...]

April 6th, 2017|Comments Off on Over 100 Bus Éireann Workers Petition RTÉ for Fair Coverage of Dispute

Coveney’s water stance exposes Fine Gael hypocrisy on Europe

TThe Workers Party has accused Simon Coveney of a hypocritical attitude to rulings by European bodies over his stance on the report by the Oireachtas committee on water Workers' Party representative for Dublin North West, Gavin Mendel-Gleason, has said that the position is totally inconsistent with Fine Gael's response to European rulings on other issues. [...]

April 6th, 2017|Comments Off on Coveney’s water stance exposes Fine Gael hypocrisy on Europe

Calls for new compulsory institutional redress scheme in wake of Oblates statement

A statement released by the Oblates on Tuesday (April 4th) has been met with calls for the state to abandon the voluntary redress scheme in place since the Ryan Report, and make way for a compulsory scheme. Cllr. Éilis Ryan (Workers’ Party) said they Oblates’ statement laid bare their continued failure to acknowledge abuses carried [...]

April 5th, 2017|Comments Off on Calls for new compulsory institutional redress scheme in wake of Oblates statement

Dublin housing reaching Celtic Tiger levels of unaffordability for average worker

The Workers’ Party has condemned the figures on increasing house prices in Dublin have been met with Workers’ Party Dublin representative Gavin Mendel-Gleason. Responding to figures released today (3rd April) by Myhome.ie, Mendel-Gleason said: The average asking price of a house in Dublin is now €347,000. This is more almost nine times the CSO’s estimate [...]

April 3rd, 2017|Comments Off on Dublin housing reaching Celtic Tiger levels of unaffordability for average worker

Councillor warns Dublin City Council land tendering plan risks repeating PPP failures of the past

Calls for Dublin City Council to use a state company to develop its land instead of PPP A city councillor has warned that Dublin City Council (DCC) is at risk of repeating the disastrous Public-Private Partnership (PPP) failures of the past, with a new multi-county ‘bundle’ approach to developing public land. Cllr. Éilis Ryan (Workers’ [...]

April 3rd, 2017|Comments Off on Councillor warns Dublin City Council land tendering plan risks repeating PPP failures of the past

Warning that Jobstown jury selection bias denies justice

There have been warnings that the Director of Public Prosecution's (DPP's) attempts to curtail representation of a broad set of activists on the jury of the Jobstown trial, could undermine the defendant's right to a fair trial. Responding to the DPP's office's calls for the exclusion of jurors who are from Tallaght, were active in [...]

April 2nd, 2017|Comments Off on Warning that Jobstown jury selection bias denies justice

Further DPP Jobstown intrusion slammed as an attempt to silence peaceful campaigning

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has this morning come in for criticism for its attempts to silence peaceful campaigners in the run up to the trial of dozens of Jobstown anti-water charges activists. Cllr. Éilis Ryan (Workers’ Party) criticised the DPP’s decision to request a judicial order that Deputy Paul Murphy, one of those [...]

March 30th, 2017|Comments Off on Further DPP Jobstown intrusion slammed as an attempt to silence peaceful campaigning