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Dublin City Council votes to sell off 80 housing units for €127

Dublin City Council has voted to sell off 80 units of public housing at St. Mary’s Mansions in Dublin 1, at its monthly meeting tonight (Monday, May 8th). At the meeting, Cllr. Éilis Ryan (Workers’ Party) encouraged councillors to vote against the sale. However, although a number of parties including Sinn Féin spoke out against [...]

May 8th, 2017|Comments Off on Dublin City Council votes to sell off 80 housing units for €127

Student loans will widen the gulf between high- and low-income grads

Proposals to introduce income-contingent student loans, being discussed today by the Oireachtas education committee, will widen the already significant gulf between high- and low-income graduates, according to the Workers’ Party. Cllr. Eilis Ryan (Workers’ Party) strongly refuted claims by the scheme’s proponents that income-contingent loans represented a ‘more equitable’ system, saying: It is perfectly clear [...]

May 2nd, 2017|Comments Off on Student loans will widen the gulf between high- and low-income grads

National Maternity Hospital: Holles Street Board minutes must be published in full

The Workers’ Party has called for the publication of the minutes of the Holles Street ‘Executive Committee’ board ahead of any further decisions on the National Maternity Hospital (NMH). Speaking ahead of a meeting of the Executive Committee this evening (Wednesday), Cllr. Éilis Ryan (Workers’ Party) said: As recently as April 2016, the Executive Committee [...]

April 26th, 2017|Comments Off on National Maternity Hospital: Holles Street Board minutes must be published in full

Maternity Hospital debacle prompts calls for full ‘divestment’ of St. Vincent’s Hospital from church

Workers’ Party Councillor Éilis Ryan has issued a statement calling for the full divestment and state acquisition of St Vincent’s Hospital, in a manner similar to the divestment of national schools. The councillor, who led last Thursday’s demonstration at Minister Harris’s Department, said: Clearly, the National Maternity Hospital must be co-located with a full hospital. [...]

April 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on Maternity Hospital debacle prompts calls for full ‘divestment’ of St. Vincent’s Hospital from church

The Workers’ Party says the principle of a public national health service is at stake in the National Maternity Hospital debacle

Cllr. Eilis Ryan, Workers’ Party Councillor for the North Inner City, said: Discussions about triple locks and golden shares completely miss the point concerning the National Maternity Hospital debacle. There is simply no need for all these mental contortions. A hospital facility built with public funds which is established as a national institution should simply [...]

April 21st, 2017|Comments Off on The Workers’ Party says the principle of a public national health service is at stake in the National Maternity Hospital debacle

300 people attend Workers’ Party demo against National Maternity Hospital plan

300 people attended a lunchtime demonstration outside the Department of Health today (Thursday). The demonstration, which was called by the Workers’ Party, was organised to protest against a government decision that the Sisters of Charity would be the sole owners of the new National Maternity Hospital. Cllr. Éilis Ryan (Workers’ Party) who called the demonstration, [...]

April 20th, 2017|Comments Off on 300 people attend Workers’ Party demo against National Maternity Hospital plan

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