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AIB’s bad loans firesale prioritises investors over those needing housing

The Workers’ Party has condemned AIB’s plans to escalate the sale of its bad loan books, in order to entice investors to buy shares in the state-owned bank. Workers’ Party representative for Dublin Northwest, Gavin Mendel-Gleason, was responding to comments made yesterday (Wednesday) by AIB Chief Executive Bernard Byrne that AIB intended to clear its [...]

June 1st, 2017|Comments Off on AIB’s bad loans firesale prioritises investors over those needing housing

Workers’ Party describe investment bank advice to government on AIB sale as like the ‘fox guarding the hen-house’

Workers’ Party Dublin North West representative Gavin Mendel-Gleason has described as deeply worrying the fact that the government is receiving advice from investments banks such as Merrill Lynch and Deutsche Bank on the possible sale of AIB Mendel-Gleason said: "It is shocking to think that Merrill Lynch could have any involvement in providing advice to [...]

May 30th, 2017|Comments Off on Workers’ Party describe investment bank advice to government on AIB sale as like the ‘fox guarding the hen-house’

Government must move urgently to implement asylum seekers’ right to work judgement

Seamus McDonagh Workers’ Party representative for Meath, Séamus McDonagh, has called on the government to introduce legislation immediately to implement the Supreme Court’s ruling today (Tuesday) that asylum seekers must be given the right to work. Reacting to the judgement, McDonagh said: “It is not exactly a surprise that denying adults resident in Ireland [...]

May 30th, 2017|Comments Off on Government must move urgently to implement asylum seekers’ right to work judgement

Campaigners say NMH decision “just one step” towards proper public maternity services

Campaigners who sparked the withdrawal of the Sisters of Charity from the new National Maternity Hospital (NMH) have said the decision represents one step in the right direction, but does nothing to resolve the need for a publicly-controlled maternity health service. Cllr. Éilis Ryan (Workers' Party), who led protests against religious ownership of the new [...]

May 30th, 2017|Comments Off on Campaigners say NMH decision “just one step” towards proper public maternity services

Fitzpatrick acquittal highlights Ireland’s failed justice system

The Workers’ Party have described as deeply disturbing the news that former Anglo-Irish Bank chairman Sean Fitzpatrick has been acquitted on the 126th day of his trial on charges relating to financial irregularities which led to the collapse of Anglo-Irish Bank in 2009. Workers’ Party representative for Dublin North West, Gavin Mendel-Gleason, said that the [...]

May 23rd, 2017|Comments Off on Fitzpatrick acquittal highlights Ireland’s failed justice system

AIB sell-off prioritises short-term windfall over long-term economic stability

Michael Noonan’s decision to begin the flotation of AIB next week has drawn criticism for prioritising short-term cash flow over and above the long-term interests of the Irish economy. Commenting on the decision, Workers’ Party Dublin Northwest representative Gavin Mendel-Gleason said: Minister Noonan is once again prioritising a short-term windfall – which will then be [...]

May 19th, 2017|Comments Off on AIB sell-off prioritises short-term windfall over long-term economic stability

Vultures will rule Ireland long after Noonan’s departure

Outgoing Minister for Finance Michael Noonan’s real legacy will be the control of Irish property, homes and economy by vulture funds, according to Workers’ Party councillor Éilis Ryan. Speaking following Minister Noonan’s announcement of his retirement today (Thursday), Cllr. Ryan said: Michael Noonan has presided over the fire sale of our economy to some of [...]

May 18th, 2017|Comments Off on Vultures will rule Ireland long after Noonan’s departure

Queries raised on why planning authorities failed to prevent Drumcondra creche closure

In the wake of the announced closure of a creche in Drumcondra to make way for a Lidl development, the Workers’ Party have raised queries as to how the creche demolition was not spotted by the planning authorities when revieiwing Lidl’s planning application. Speaking following the announcement today (Friday) of the creche’s closure, Workers’ Party [...]

May 12th, 2017|Comments Off on Queries raised on why planning authorities failed to prevent Drumcondra creche closure

Blair’s true politics laid bare by his appearance at Conservative EPP conference in Wicklow

The Workers’ Party has condemned the visit today (Thursday) by former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair to the conference of the European People’s Party (EPP) in Wicklow, the European parliamentary party of which Fine Gael is a member. Gavin Mendel-Gleason, Workers’ Party representative for Dublin North West, said Blair’s appearance at the conservative party conference [...]

May 11th, 2017|Comments Off on Blair’s true politics laid bare by his appearance at Conservative EPP conference in Wicklow

FF proposal to cut Capital Gains Tax is a predictable return to form

The Workers’ Party has slammed Fianna Fail proposals to cut Capital Gains Tax (CGT) on the sale of vacant homes as a return to form the party of the property speculator and developer. Cllr. Éilis Ryan (Workers’ Party, North Inner City Dublin) was responding to a proposal from Fianna Fail Senator Aidan Davitt that the [...]

May 11th, 2017|Comments Off on FF proposal to cut Capital Gains Tax is a predictable return to form