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Calls for compulsory confiscation of church assets, schools and hospitals in wake of latest institutions scandal

Cllr. Éilis Ryan The Workers’ Party has called for the compulsory confiscation of assets from orders whose institutions contributed to the abuse of women, children and other vulnerable groups in the last century. Workers’ Party Dublin councillor Éilis Ryan said: “The time has for the kid gloves and niceties has long passed. The [...]

March 13th, 2017|Comments Off on Calls for compulsory confiscation of church assets, schools and hospitals in wake of latest institutions scandal

NTA favoritism for private bus operators sparks call for their abolition

Cllr. Éilis Ryan The National Transport Authority (NTA) has faced accusations of favoring privatisation of transport following its comments yesterday (28/2) that private operators can adequately cover all but one Bus Éireann Expressway routes currently facing closure. Speaking in reaction to the NTA’s comments, Cllr. Éilis Ryan (Workers’ Party, North Inner City) said: [...]

March 1st, 2017|Comments Off on NTA favoritism for private bus operators sparks call for their abolition

Financial Aspects of a Solution to the Irish Housing Crisis

To accompany Solidarity Housing, the Workers’ Party’s policy for 100% public mixed income housing, the Workers’ Party have launched a proposal for a public housing corporation, to fund and manage the scale of public housing required to tackle the housing crisis. The proposal would enable borrowing within EU rules, to fund long-term, large-scale building of [...]

December 9th, 2016|Comments Off on Financial Aspects of a Solution to the Irish Housing Crisis

Sale of O’Devaney Gardens amounts to ‘selling off the family silver’ according to new Workers’ Party housing finance policy

Cllr. Éilis Ryan The Workers’ Party has this morning launched its public housing finance policy, “Financial Aspects of a Solution to the Irish Housing Crisis”. The launch comes ahead of this afternoon’s city council vote on whether to sell O’Devaney Gardens – a 14 acre site of city council land formerly used for [...]

December 9th, 2016|Comments Off on Sale of O’Devaney Gardens amounts to ‘selling off the family silver’ according to new Workers’ Party housing finance policy

Dignam slams Dublin City Council’s report recommending 10% social housing for Ballymun

Jimmy Dignam, Workers' Party representative Dublin North West Workers’ Party Dublin North-West representative, Jimmy Dignam, has stated that DCC’s housing report on Ballymun is just a smokescreen for their ambition to only use the private market to build new homes.  Dignam stated: “DCC’s latest report essentially blames Ballymun’s regeneration issues on social housing and [...]

November 11th, 2016|Comments Off on Dignam slams Dublin City Council’s report recommending 10% social housing for Ballymun

Sinn Féin urged to publish legal advice ahead of vote to allow privatisation of O’Devaney Gardens land

Cllr. Éilis Ryan Workers’ Party argues legal advice contradicts unsupported claims by council officials that mixed income public housing goes against planning guidelines  Workers’ Party councillor Éilis Ryan has called on Sinn Féin to publish the legal advice they sought in August in relation to O’Devaney Gardens before pushing ahead with a motion [...]

September 19th, 2016|Comments Off on Sinn Féin urged to publish legal advice ahead of vote to allow privatisation of O’Devaney Gardens land

Government must not appeal decision in Apple tax case

WP says tax windfall must be used for 'public compensation fund' to build public housing Apple revenue could build 72,000 houses in Ireland   The Workers’ Party has today (30th August) issued a call for the government not to appeal the European Commission's Apple tax decision, but to  establish a ‘Public Compensation Fund’ with money recouped [...]

August 30th, 2016|Comments Off on Government must not appeal decision in Apple tax case

Workers’ Party ensures that O’Devaney Gardens re-development will be 100% public, mixed income

Cllr. Éilis Ryan Councillors vote for motion based on ‘Solidarity Housing’ model Move calls Government’s Housing Land Initiative into question Dublin City Council last night (Monday July 25th) voted for the redevelopment of O’Devaney Gardens, in the North Inner City, as 100% public, mixed income housing.  The decision by councillors to approve the [...]

July 26th, 2016|Comments Off on Workers’ Party ensures that O’Devaney Gardens re-development will be 100% public, mixed income

2016 Bodenstown Speech: We must challenge the fashion of disunity and fragmentation.

Cllr Éilis Ryan and May MacGiolla at the 2016 Bodenstown Commemoration Comrades, A few weeks ago, May MacGiolla mentioned to me that she thought this was her 81st year attending Bodenstown commemorations. Speaking to May, and indeed reading previous addresses given in Bodenstown, it was clear that it's unusual for a member who [...]

July 11th, 2016|Comments Off on 2016 Bodenstown Speech: We must challenge the fashion of disunity and fragmentation.

If promises of EU reforms are to have the slightest credibility TTIP should be cancelled

Cllr. Ted Tynan The Workers' Party have said that talk of reforms in the European Union structures to make it more accountable and democratic can have no credibility while the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) continues to be pushed by national governments and the EU commission. Cork Workers Party Cllr Ted Tynan [...]

July 5th, 2016|Comments Off on If promises of EU reforms are to have the slightest credibility TTIP should be cancelled