News/Statements

Coveney comments on mayoral salary expose his elitism

90% of Irish workers earn less than €60,000 - half what directly-elected Mayor will get Euro candidate Cllr. Éilis Ryan (Workers’ Party) has slammed the Taoiseach and Tánaiste’s defence of a proposal to pay directly-elected [...]

Facebook, Twitter and Youtube must tackle Gemma O’Doherty in wake of New Zealand comments

The Workers' Party has condemned yesterday (Friday)'s attack on a mosque in New Zealand, and has called for social media corporations to take actions to tackle those suggesting the attack was a 'false flag' operation.  [...]

Damage at Bessboro disgraceful says Catherine Coffey

Catherine Coffey, Cork Workers’ Party activist and survivor of a Mother & Baby home today visited the site of the former Bessboro Mother & Baby Home at Blackrock in Cork to view the damage done [...]

Workers’ Party calls for prosecution of senior army figures in relation to Bloody Sunday

The Workers’ Party have called for the full investigation and prosecution of senior army figures who were in control of the Bloody Sunday massacre. The call comes following the announcement this morning (Thursday) that one [...]

Workers Party demand Bessboro be treated as crime scene

The Workers’ Party has called on the government to immediately take over the burial grounds of the former Bessboro Mother & Baby home in Blackrock on the Southside of Cork city. Workers’ Party Cork Councillor [...]

Catherine Coffey (Workers’ Party) to contest Cork City Northwest in May local elections

The Workers' Party have selected Catherine Coffey to contest the Cork City Northwest ward in the upcoming local elections this May.  Announcing her candidacy, Coffey said: "My candidacy is not something I ever expected to happen. [...]

Workers’ Party call on Zappone and Rabbitte to put pressure on South Dublin County Council to provide proper accommodation for traveller families

David Gardiner, Workers' Party Public Representative in the North Clondalkin area, has called on the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Katherine Zappone and the recently appointed Chairperson of TUSLA, Pat Rabbitte, to pressurise South [...]

Workers’ Party Euro candidate calls for mandatory MMR scheme, as mumps cases reach six times previous years

Workers’ Party Dublin Euro candidate Cllr. Éilis Ryan has renewed her calls for the state to roll-out a mandatory MMR vaccination scheme for school-going children. The call comes as the HSE revealed today (Wednesday) that [...]

Glanmire recycling fire: Tynan calls for stricter regulation

The Workers’ Party in Cork have expressed serious concern at last night’s (Friday) major fire at a recycling centre near Glanmire which was attended by 11 units of Cork city and county fire brigade. Blazing [...]

Message from the Sudanese Communist Party

Comrade Fathi Alfadl, member of the Political Bureau of the Sudanese Communist Party and its official spokesman, was released on 14th February 2019 after spending 5 weeks in detention following his arrest by the security [...]

Owen Keegan to face motion for resignation from city councillors

Dublin City Council CEO, Owen Keegan, is to face a motion calling for his resignation at the upcoming Dublin City Council meeting, according to Workers' Party's city councillor Éilis Ryan.  Cllr. Ryan said: "I and a [...]

Owen Keegan must resign, says Workers’ Party Councillor

Cllr. Éilis Ryan has called for the resignation of Dublin City Council chief Owen Keegan, saying: “Astonishingly, Owen Keegan has been paid over a million euro of taxpayer’s money since his appointment in 2013. Today [...]

Workers’ Party solidarity with the Communist Party of Poland

             Letter of solidarity with the Communist Party of Poland Dear comrades, Congratulations on your recent victory when the regional court in Dąbrowa Górnicza acquitted the members of the editorial board of the Communist Party [...]

Workers Party welcome rejection of Cork waste facility

Cork Northwest Workers’ Party representative Catherine Coffey has welcomed the decision of Bórd Pleanála to refuse planning permission for a new waste facility at Churchfield. Ms. Coffey said that the rejection of planning at the [...]

Clare Daly TD endorses Cllr Éilis Ryan for European elections in Dublin in May

Workers’ Party to run on a platform of opposing elite attacks on public services and workers’ rights, and radical action against war and climate change    Euro Parliament backing for Trump’s Venezuela ‘coup’ shows need for [...]

Coveney has put “Trump coup” in Venezuela ahead of Irish neutrality

The Workers’ Party have accused Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney of prioritising Donald Trump’s foreign policy ahead of Irish neutrality. Cllr. Éilis Ryan, the Workers’ Party candidate in May’s European Parliament elections, said: “Simon [...]

FG support for Guiadó is “Blueshirt Foreign Policy” and a clear breach of Irish neutrality

The Workers' Party have condemned a decision by Ireland to back EU support for the Trump-backed pretender to the US presidency, Juan Guiadó. The statement comes in response to Department of Foreign Affairs confirmation that [...]

HSE must eliminate abortion data rats – Workers’ Party

The Workers' Party will hold a protest today at the Department of Health, calling for action against  "the infestation of rats" inside the HSE. The protest comes in the wake of multiple alleged leaks of [...]

Euro Candidate Ryan condemns European Parliament backing for Trump’s Venezuela coup

A candidate for the forthcoming European Parliament elections, Cllr. Éilis Ryan of the Workers' Party, has condemned a vote by the European Parliament to back the attempted overthrow of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro.  Cllr. Ryan, [...]

Solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution and the Venezuelan people!

Stop interference and aggression against Venezuela! We firmly condemn the escalation of interference and blackmail by the European Union against the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, aligned and concerted with the coup operation of «self-proclamation» of [...]

Solidarity with Venezuela

The Workers Party of Ireland condemns the U.S. sponsored attempted coup against the democratically-elected government of Nicolás Maduro and the recognition of Juan Guaidó, who illegally and in contempt of the democratically expressed wishes of [...]

State home building lender should be used for public housing – not as a developer slush fund

The Workers’ Party has said that the new state lending fund, Home Building Finance Ireland (HBFI), is a slush fund to ensure developers’ profits, and would be better off used to build public housing. Cllr. [...]

Workers’ Party condemns decades long silence on proper use of contraception pill

Contraceptive pill can be taken every day of the month – the original seven day break brought in so “the Pope would accept it” as natural. Cathie Shiels, Workers’ Party representative in Ballymun-Finglas said she [...]

New Workers’ Party candidate selected for Cork City North West

A new candidate has been chosen by the Workers’ Party to contest the extended Cork City North West ward in May’s local elections. Catherine Coffey Catherine Coffey , a high profile volunteer worker [...]

Expanding West Dublin communities “at serious risk” due to inadequate fire service

The Workers' Party has said that rapid population and town expansion in west Dublin has left numerous areas without an adequate fire service. This is according to Workers' Party representative in the area David Gardiner. [...]

Calls for HSE to intervene to eliminate carpark fees at Kells healthcare centre

Seamus McDonagh The HSE's new primary care centre in Kells has come under renewed criticism, for putting private profits ahead of the welfare of patients. This is according to Workers' Party spokesperson in [...]

Madigan’s comments show property tax was never intended to be a tax on wealth

Minister Josepha Madigan has come under attack for her calls for the wealthiest homes to be exempted from potential increases in the property tax this year. Workers' Party Dublin City Councillor and European election candidate [...]

Workers’ Party condemns Roscommon hotel fire

The Workers’ Party strongly condemn those responsible for a fire started at a hotel in Roscommon, which was intended to house 80 asylum seekers as a Direct Provision centre. Speaking on the matter, Workers’ Party [...]

Nursing strike shows up twenty years of public sector decimation by Fine Gael, Labour and Fianna Fáil

The Workers’ Party have offered their full support and solidarity to nurses and midwives, due to take strike action on 30th January, and said that the strike shows up twenty years of decimation of the [...]

New Year Greetings from the Workers Party of Ireland to International Communist and Workers’ Parties

Dear Comrades, The Workers Party of Ireland sends comradely greetings and best wishes for 2019 to communist and workers’ parties throughout the world. Capitalism continues to condemn millions to poverty, unemployment, homelessness, inequality, oppression, exploitation, [...]

New Year Greetings from the Workers Party of Ireland to International Communist and Workers’ Parties

Dear Comrades, The Workers Party of Ireland sends comradely greetings and best wishes for 2019 to communist and workers’ parties throughout the world. Capitalism continues to condemn millions to poverty, unemployment, homelessness, inequality, oppression, exploitation, [...]

Workers’ Party calls for implementation of ban on bloodsports

The Workers' Party have called for proper enforcement of laws in place to ban organised stag hunting, following the a 'mock' hunt carried out by the Ward Union Hunt which took place in Ashbourne on [...]

NAMA Land banks should be given to local authorities with funds for public housing construction

The Workers’ Party has called for major NAMA owned land banks suitable for housing to be given to local authorities along with funding for the construction of public housing. Cllr. Ted Tynan (WP) [...]

New Year statement of Workers’ Party President Michael Donnelly

To all Party members, supporters and friends. As the old year closes and a new one dawns it is time to reflect upon what the old represented and the new might hold. Michael Donnelly, [...]

“Bottomless Pit” Cork Events centre should be taken over or scrapped

The Workers’ Party in Cork have condemned the latest government funding pledge to the proposed Cork Events Centre, saying the project had become a bottomless pit for public funds in the midst of a housing [...]

Condolences from international comrades on the death of Seán Garland

KKE (Greece) To the Workers' Party of Ireland Cd. M. Donnelly, Dear comrades, Please accept the condolences of the KKE for the passing of c. Sean Garland, member of the Executive Committee of the Workers' [...]

Letter to international comrades on the death of Comrade Sean Garland

It is with deep sadness and regret that the Workers Party of Ireland announces the death of our esteemed comrade, Sean Garland, a life-long revolutionary, a former General Secretary and Party President and a serving [...]

Death of Comrade Sean Garland

"It is with deep sadness and regret that the Workers Party announces the death of Sean Garland, a life-long comrade, a member of the Party's Central Executive Committee and one of the people who most [...]

Workers’ Party calls on Minister Ross to reclassify the Palmerstown Bypass as a National Road

Minister for Transport Shane Ross must urgently reclassify the Palmerstown Bypass as a National Road, David Gardiner, the Workers’ Party representative for Palmerstown-Fonthill, has said. Gardiner said: “Back when the current Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was [...]

Workers’ Party: Rejection of Cuban medical support will harm Brazil’s most vulnerable

The Workers' Party wishes to offer its solidarity and congratulations to the Cuban doctors and healthcare professionals who have worked to bring healthcare to some 3,600 remote municipalities in Brazil since 2013. The politically-motivated attack [...]