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Statement of Solidarity by the Workers’ Party with the Palestinian people

Free Palestine Thousands of Palestinians have been protesting along the eastern borders of the Gaza Strip as part of the Great March of Return movement. The grotesque, disproportionate and lethal response of the Israeli state has gone unpunished. Israeli forces fired live ammunition at protesters, killed dozens of Palestinians during the past week, including 21 [...]

April 9th, 2018|Comments Off on Statement of Solidarity by the Workers’ Party with the Palestinian people

Death of May Mac Giolla, Workers’ Party member and widow of former Lord Mayor of Dublin Tomás MacGiolla

May MacGiolla’s lifetime spanned a century of Irish socialist and republican struggle The death has taken place (last night, Saturday 24th March) of May MacGiolla, long time Workers’ Party member and widow of the late Party President, Dublin West TD and Lord Mayor of Dublin Tomás MacGiolla. May MacGiolla (née McLoughlin) was born in Dublin’s [...]

March 25th, 2018|Comments Off on Death of May Mac Giolla, Workers’ Party member and widow of former Lord Mayor of Dublin Tomás MacGiolla

Varadkar Russia comments show him up as a sycophant more concerned with famous friends than leadership

Gavin Mendel-Gleason The Workers’ Party have condemned Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s suggestions that Russian diplomats be expelled from Ireland. Workers’ Party Dublin Northwest representative Gavin Mendel-Gleason said: “Tory governments have never hesitated to lie and mislead the Irish government in relation to security affairs. Collusion and cover ups relating to the troubles continue to [...]

March 23rd, 2018|Comments Off on Varadkar Russia comments show him up as a sycophant more concerned with famous friends than leadership

Metro North cannot come at disadvantage of local communities

The Workers’ Party have issued a call for Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) to begin an immediate, independently-facilitated and transparent consultation with Na Fianna GAA club, in the wake of TII’s announcement that it intends to temporarily acquire all three of Na Fianna’s playing pitches to facilitate the building of Metro North / Metro-Link. Workers’ Party [...]

March 23rd, 2018|Comments Off on Metro North cannot come at disadvantage of local communities

High-rise training and equipment for fire officers urgently needed in wake of Ballymun Metro fire

A Workers’ Party representative and firefighter has called for urgent training for firefighters in the wake of last night’s (Wednesday) fire at the Metro Hotel in Ballymun. David Gardiner, who is the Workers’ Party representative for Lucan-Palmerstown, and a firefighter with Dublin Fire Brigade (DFB), said: “Thanks to the work of my colleagues in DFB, [...]

March 22nd, 2018|Comments Off on High-rise training and equipment for fire officers urgently needed in wake of Ballymun Metro fire

Digital data usage regulations urgently needed ahead of 8th amendment referendum

The Workers’ Party have called on the government to ensure regulations are in place governing the use of digital data by Cambridge Analytica-style companies, ahead of May’s referendum on the 8th amendment. Workers’ Party councillor Éilis Ryan said: “Kanto, the company hired by anti-choice campaigners to run their digital campaigning in the lead up to [...]

March 22nd, 2018|Comments Off on Digital data usage regulations urgently needed ahead of 8th amendment referendum

Larkfield House: cowboy developers cannot be allowed to ‘blackmail’ planning authorities

RTB must guarantee tenants will not be evicted for arrears The Workers’ Party have called on planning authorities and the Residential Tenancies Board to issue a clear statement to tenants of Larkfield House apartment complex that they will not face eviction because of unpaid Housing Assistance Payments. The call comes following revelations that the developer [...]

March 20th, 2018|Comments Off on Larkfield House: cowboy developers cannot be allowed to ‘blackmail’ planning authorities

Dublin City Council should rezone vacant land to deliver affordable housing

Cllr. Éilis Ryan Workers’ Party Dublin City Councillor Éilis Ryan has called for the introduction of a new zoning category for Dublin’s vacant lands, to ensure housing built on those lands is affordable. Introducing the proposal, Cllr. Ryan said: “The vacant land register lists almost 31 hectares of empty, privately-owned land in the [...]

March 19th, 2018|Comments Off on Dublin City Council should rezone vacant land to deliver affordable housing

Kildare bus privatisations expose NTA preference for low-wage companies

Gavin Mendel-Gleason The Workers’ Party have said that the tender criteria used by the National Transport Authority (NTA) to select operator Go Ahead for six Kildare bus routes exposes the NTA’s wage reduction agenda. Workers’ Party representative in Dublin Northwest, Gavin Mendel-Gleason, said: “NTA CEO Ann Graham has said that privatising these routes [...]

March 19th, 2018|Comments Off on Kildare bus privatisations expose NTA preference for low-wage companies

Liverpool decision on Irish foetal abnormality patients exposes hypocrisy of 8th amendment

100 Meath women travelled to UK for abortions in 2016 alone Workers' Party representative for Meath, Séamus McDonagh, has said that the decision by Liverpool Hospital Trust to deprioritise Irish patients seeking to terminate pregnancies which the baby cannot survive when born, shows the hypocrisy of the 8th amendment. McDonagh, who is also a member [...]

March 19th, 2018|Comments Off on Liverpool decision on Irish foetal abnormality patients exposes hypocrisy of 8th amendment