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Irish Water accused of hypocrisy over failure to restrict commercial water usage

Irish Water has come in for fresh criticism, for failing to curtail the use of water for commercial purposes, as the country’s drought worsens. Speaking on the matter, Cllr. Ted Tynan of the Workers’ Party said: “Unfortunately, because of successive governments’ failure to invest in proper infrastructure for our public water service, we are faced [...]

July 5th, 2018|Comments Off on Irish Water accused of hypocrisy over failure to restrict commercial water usage

Drought shows up failure of Irish Water to tackle infrastructure

The Workers’ Party have said that recent days' water shortages show up the failure of Irish Water to invest in upgrading public infrastructure. Dick Roche, Waterford representative for the party, said: “Waterford is already on Irish Water's "at risk of water restrictions" list. This is not because people in Waterford are prolific water wasters - [...]

July 3rd, 2018|Comments Off on Drought shows up failure of Irish Water to tackle infrastructure

City Council votes against Workers’ Party motion to prevent sale of 50+ public housing units

Dublin City Council have backed a proposal to sell over 50 public housing units to a charitable housing body. Cllr. Éilis Ryan (Workers’ Party) led opposition to the proposal, which will see 52 apartments sold by Dublin City Council to Túath housing charity. The state will pay Túath a monthly fee - 92% of market [...]

July 2nd, 2018|Comments Off on City Council votes against Workers’ Party motion to prevent sale of 50+ public housing units

Today: Dublin councillors urged to learn from London’s mistakes, stop offloading housing to charities

Dublin City Council will this evening (Monday) vote on whether to sell 52 newly-acquired public housing units at Shelbourne Plaza, Ringsend, to Túath housing charity. Workers’ Party Cllr. Éilis Ryan will be proposing an amendment that the city council retain a freehold interest in the apartments, to avoid the sorts of housing sell-offs currently being [...]

July 2nd, 2018|Comments Off on Today: Dublin councillors urged to learn from London’s mistakes, stop offloading housing to charities

Dublin water restrictions show up failure of Irish Water to tackle infrastructure

Gavin Mendel-Gleason The Workers’ Party have said that water restrictions in Dublin show up the failure of Irish Water to invest in infrastructure. Gavin Mendel-Gleason, Dublin representative for the party, said: “Dublin continues to see as much as 57% of water lost to leaks, as compared with around 25% in London. Irish Water [...]

July 2nd, 2018|Comments Off on Dublin water restrictions show up failure of Irish Water to tackle infrastructure

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