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London warning: Dublin councillors urged not to offload housing to charities

The city council has been warned against handing public housing over to charitable housing bodies, in light of increasing sell-offs of public housing by such bodies in the UK. Cllr. Éilis Ryan was speaking ahead of a vote at next Monday’s (July 2nd) council meeting, on whether to give 52 newly-acquired public housing units in [...]

June 28th, 2018|Comments Off on London warning: Dublin councillors urged not to offload housing to charities

Privatisation of Meath traffic wardens makes a mockery of local government

The Workers' Party's representative in Meath, Séamus McDonagh, has condemned a decision taken by Meath County Council to privatise the provision of traffic warden services in the county. McDonagh said: "Is there any other workplace in the country where workers stand by and let themselves be done out of a job? That's what our councillors [...]

June 28th, 2018|Comments Off on Privatisation of Meath traffic wardens makes a mockery of local government

Statement of the International Section of the Workers Party of Ireland on the visit of Fernando González Llort to Belfast and Dublin

Fernando González Llort, one of the heroic “Cuban Five”, the courageous Cuban citizens and revolutionary heroes unjustly arrested and convicted in a Federal Court in Miami, Florida, and subjected to long sentences of imprisonment, visited Belfast on Wednesday, and Dublin on Thursday, for events organised by ICTU and the Cuba Support Group. Workers Party members, [...]

June 23rd, 2018|Comments Off on Statement of the International Section of the Workers Party of Ireland on the visit of Fernando González Llort to Belfast and Dublin

Elections in Turkey: Letter of solidarity from the Workers’ Party to the Communist Party of Turkey

23rd June 2018 Dear Comrades, The Workers Party of Ireland sends comradely greetings to the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) and extends its best wishes, solidarity and support to the TKP. The WPI condemns the decision of the Turkish government to obstruct the participation of the TKP in the 24th June general election. The TKP [...]

June 23rd, 2018|Comments Off on Elections in Turkey: Letter of solidarity from the Workers’ Party to the Communist Party of Turkey

Statement of the International Section of the Workers Party of Ireland on the decision of Trinity College Dublin to award an honorary degree to Hillary Clinton

The Workers Party of Ireland condemns the decision of Trinity College Dublin to award an honorary degree to former US Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton, on 22nd June 2018. It is shameful that an Irish educational institution seeks to associate itself with a US politician of deeply reactionary views and hawkish pro-imperialist positions. At [...]

June 22nd, 2018|Comments Off on Statement of the International Section of the Workers Party of Ireland on the decision of Trinity College Dublin to award an honorary degree to Hillary Clinton

LloydsPharmacy strike leads to calls for radical changes to 1990 Industrial Relations Act

The Workers’ Party have said it is an indictment of Ireland’s labour legislation that LloydsPharmacy workers have to go out on strike for sick pay and a basic hourly contract. Speaking before visiting striking workers in the company’s Stoneybatter chemist, Cllr. Ryan said: “Most people’s reaction to the core demands of LloydsPharmacy workers, is astonishment [...]

June 14th, 2018|Comments Off on LloydsPharmacy strike leads to calls for radical changes to 1990 Industrial Relations Act

Calls for enquiry into arrest of Palestine supporter at Tyrone v Meath GAA match

The Workers’ Party’s representative in Meath, Séamus McDonagh, has called for a full enquiry into the circumstances which led to the arrest of a Palestine supporter at last Saturday’s (June 9th) Meath v Tyrone football match. McDonagh, who was in attendance at the match in question, said: “I was in attendance at the Meath v [...]

June 12th, 2018|Comments Off on Calls for enquiry into arrest of Palestine supporter at Tyrone v Meath GAA match

Ireland should advocate independent investigation into shooting of Palestinian medic

Dublin paramedic calls for expulsion of Israeli ambassador, in solidarity with the murdered medic The Workers' Party have reiterated their call for the Israeli ambassador to be expelled from the country, in the wake of the shooting dead of 21-year old Palestinian medical volunteer, Razan al-Najar. The Party's representative in Palmerstown-Lucan, David Gardiner, who is [...]

June 3rd, 2018|Comments Off on Ireland should advocate independent investigation into shooting of Palestinian medic

FOI reveals cancelation of Literary Festival event ‘The Question of the 8th’ based on wrong information

A Freedom on Information request by Workers’ Party City Councillor, Eilis Ryan, has revealed that the controversial decision by Dublin City Council to cancel an event about the book "The Question of the 8th" at the recent Dublin International Literary Festival, was based on inaccurate information concerning its organisers. Email correspondence released to Ryan reveals [...]

June 1st, 2018|Comments Off on FOI reveals cancelation of Literary Festival event ‘The Question of the 8th’ based on wrong information

Workers’ Party welcomes huge Yes vote in Meath, calls for abortion to be provided at no cost to women

Workers’ Party representative in Meath, Séamus McDonagh, has welcomed the large yes vote in favour of the repeal of the 8th amendment. Speaking following the referendum, McDonagh said: "This referendum was a resounding victory for women's equality, nowhere less than in Meath. 69% voted in favour of ending Ireland's medieval ban on abortion in Meath [...]

May 31st, 2018|Comments Off on Workers’ Party welcomes huge Yes vote in Meath, calls for abortion to be provided at no cost to women