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Workers’ Party TCD calls for immediate end to management lock-in of student protestors

Students left without toilet facilities, as private management company locks activists into occupied Dining Hall The Workers' Party society based in Trinity College Dublin have called for the urgent reversal of the lock-in of student protestors in the College's Dining Hall. The lock-in comes over 24 hours after an occupation of the Dining Hall by [...]

March 14th, 2018|Comments Off on Workers’ Party TCD calls for immediate end to management lock-in of student protestors

New Panda recycling charges show need for producers to pay for plastics

The Workers’ Party have today (Wednesday) issued a call for a series of measures to force retailers to reduce plastic packaging. The call comes in the wake of new recycling charges announced by Panda waste collection company today. Cllr. Éilis Ryan, Workers’ Party said the new charges were totally predictable: “Once you put private companies [...]

March 14th, 2018|Comments Off on New Panda recycling charges show need for producers to pay for plastics

Workers’ Party calls for full separation of church and state on International Women’s Day

To mark International Women’s Day 2018, the Workers’ Party have issued a call for the commencement of a comprehensive programme of actions to separate the Catholic Church from the Irish state. Cllr. Éilis Ryan, speaking for the Workers’ Party, said: “We celebrate International Women’s Day as we approach a momentous referendum which may finally give [...]

March 8th, 2018|Comments Off on Workers’ Party calls for full separation of church and state on International Women’s Day

Calls for Canadian-style expanded state pension scheme in response to ‘Roadmap for Pensions Reform’

Gavin Mendel-Gleason The Workers’ Party have issued a proposal for a radically-expanded state pension scheme, in response to the government-issued “Roadmap for Pensions Reform” proposal, released last week. Workers’ Party spokesperson Gavin Mendel-Gleason announced the proposal, saying that the government’s Pensions Roadmap was just a continuation of subsidies to private pension providers: “In [...]

March 5th, 2018|Comments Off on Calls for Canadian-style expanded state pension scheme in response to ‘Roadmap for Pensions Reform’

Calls for student rent caps in response to €200 million student accommodation expansion

The Workers’ Party have issued a call for rent caps to be introduced across all purpose-built student accommodation, to regulate the rapidly-expanding private student accommodation market. The calls come in the wake of an announcement by Global Student Accommodation (GSA) and Harrison Street Real Estate Capital that they are expanding their investment in the market [...]

March 5th, 2018|Comments Off on Calls for student rent caps in response to €200 million student accommodation expansion

Workers’ Party calls on Minister to veto bonuses for AIB chiefs

Gavin Mendel-Gleason The Workers’ Party have today (Thursday) called on Minister for Finance Paschal Donohue to veto proposed bonuses for AIB senior executives. The call comes in response to a proposal contained in AIB’s annual financial report, to effectively double the salaries of a number of senior AIB executives, by issuing them with a [...]

March 1st, 2018|Comments Off on Workers’ Party calls on Minister to veto bonuses for AIB chiefs

Demand for non-religious education cannot be met by choice-based model

The Workers’ Party have called for urgent changes to the current system of deciding school patronage, in the wake of figures showing a 10% rise in pupil numbers in multi-denominational schools. Speaking on the matter, Cllr. Éilis Ryan (Workers’ Party) said: “It is not unexpected that pupil numbers in multi-denominational schools grew by 10% in [...]

March 1st, 2018|Comments Off on Demand for non-religious education cannot be met by choice-based model

Permanent TSB: State should purchase buy-to-let mortgages to expand housing stock

The Workers’ Party has called for the state to purchase the buy-to-let mortgages put on the market by Permanent TSB earlier this week. Workers’ Party councillor Éilis Ryan said: “There is €1.5billion worth of buy-to-let mortgages within the Permanent TSB portfolio put on the market earlier this week. That’s likely to be thousands and thousands [...]

February 18th, 2018|Comments Off on Permanent TSB: State should purchase buy-to-let mortgages to expand housing stock

Excess water charges are just water charges by the back door

The Workers’ Party have condemned Friday’s confirmation from the Commission for the Regulation of Utilities (CRU) that excess water charges are to be introduced from 2019. Speaking on the matter, Workers’ Party representative Séamus McDonagh said: “We have to assume that this is a way of introducing water charges by the back door, plain and [...]

February 12th, 2018|Comments Off on Excess water charges are just water charges by the back door

Renewed calls for mandatory scheme of childhood vaccinations to stem downturn in uptake

The Workers’ Party has today (Monday) called for the introduction of a mandatory scheme of vaccination for all children who use shared childcare and education schemes, including créches, play facilities, and public and private schools. The call comes in the wake of figures released today showing Ireland’s rate of uptake of tetanus and meningitis vaccinations [...]

February 12th, 2018|Comments Off on Renewed calls for mandatory scheme of childhood vaccinations to stem downturn in uptake