News/Statements

Workers’ Party Ard Fheis this weekend

Some of attendance at 2016 Ard Fheis The Workers’ Party holds its Ard Fheis / Annual Delegate Conference in Dublin this weekend with a wide range of motions on economic, social and international [...]

Reported trauma centre closure plans are out of touch with reality says Workers’ Party

The Workers’ Party have said that reports in yesterday’s Sunday Business Post (19/11/17) that emergency departments will be closed in three Dublin hospitals and several others including Cavan, Naas and Portlaoise are completely out of [...]

Dublin must follow Limerick’s lead on EIB loans for housing

A Dublin City Councillor has said the city must follow the lead of Limerick City & County Council, who today announced they would be receiving an €80 million loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB) [...]

Dáil & Seanad should sit through the night to remove tenancy loophole

70 Cork apartment tenants face eviction as result of landlord "renovations" loophole The Workers’ Party has called on the government to put an emergency bill through the Oireachtas to urgently close a loophole which allows [...]

Comments of Housing Executive chief point to serious lack of empathy with homeless

Gavin Mendel-Gleason The Workers’ Party has strongly criticised the comments of the director of Dublin Regional Homeless Executive, Ms. Eileen Gleeson saying that they showed a distinct lack of empathy with homeless people. [...]

Coca-Cola boss appointment to Teaching Council is a new low in political appointments

The Workers’ Party have called for a review of the recent appointment of Coca Cola boss Gerry Leydon to the Teaching Council, by Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton. The appointment of Mr. Leydon, [...]

Under no circumstances should Ireland join new EU military body PESCO

Seamus McDonagh The Workers’ Party has said that under no circumstances should Ireland become a member or associate of the new Permanent Structured Defence Cooperation body (PESCO). Seamus McDonagh, the Workers’ Party’s Meath [...]

Tynan condemns Sinn Féin support for Cork City budget

Cork city councillor Ted Tynan (Workers’ Party) has condemned Sinn Féin’s decision to back the council’s annual budget last week (Thursday, November 9th). Speaking in reaction to the budget, Cllr. Tynan said: “I voted against [...]

The Workers’ Party questions suitability of CEO David Franks to lead Irish Rail

The Workers’ Party has condemned the failure of the Government and management in Irish Rail to work to ensure an end to the worsening rail dispute and highlighted the damaging role the public transport company’s [...]

Planned speed increase on Cork’s North Ring Road slammed by Cllr. Tynan

Workers’ Party Councillor Ted Tynan has criticised plans to increase the speed limit on the North Ring Road from the existing 50 kilometre per hour maximum to 60kph. Cllr. Tynan said the North Ring Road [...]

Statement of the Workers’ Party of Ireland delegation in Moscow to celebrate the October Revolution

Workers Party of Ireland Statement of the WPI delegation in Moscow to celebrate the October Revolution Comrade Gerry Grainger, International Secretary of the Workers' Party of Ireland addressing the meeting in Moscow today [...]

Calls for resignation of Dublin City Council CEO in wake of rental accommodation revelations  

Dublin City Councillor Éilis Ryan (Workers’ Party, North Inner City) has this morning (Friday, 3rd November) called for City Council CEO Owen Keegan to resign, in the wake of last night’s Prime Time Investigates documentary [...]

WP of Ireland address to St. Petersburg meeting marking centenary of Great October Revolution

19th International Meeting of Communist and Workers Parties, St Petersburg 2-3 November 2017   “The 100th Anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution: The Ideals of the Communist Movement, Revitalising the Struggle against imperialist wars, [...]

Workers’ Party motion could stop private developers using up Dublin City Council owned land

A Workers’ Party motion to be put before Dublin City Councillors next Monday night (Nov 6th) would see the introduction of a ban on private developers building for-profit housing on Dublin City Council owned lands. [...]

Thomas Russell Commemoration

The Workers' Party held a commemoration for Thomas Russell, co-founder of the United Irishmen, on Saturday 21st October at the Church of Ireland graveyard in Downpatrick.  Below is the speech delivered by Gemma Weir, North Belfast [...]

ICWPE statement on 100th anniversary of the October Revolution

STATEMENT OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNIST INITIATIVE On the 100th anniversary of the October Revolution   The Initiative Communist Parties greet the working class, all working people of Europe on the occasion of the centennial of the [...]

Chartered Surveyors’ apartment build estimates are double the cost of building public housing

The Workers’ Party have stated that apartment build estimates released today (Tuesday) by the Society of Chartered Surveyors in Ireland (SCSI) are more than double the cost of the state building apartments on its own [...]

Teacher shortage should be addressed by reducing college fees – not through harebrained retraining schemes

The Workers’ Party have said that Minister for Education Richard Bruton’s proposal to encourage ‘homemakers’ to retrain as secondary school teachers wilfully ignores the obvious causes why young people might not choose teaching as a [...]

Women’s Pensions Debacle: Mandatory State Pension Scheme only solution to pensions crisis

The Workers’ Party have called on the government to introduce a mandatory public pension scheme, similar to recommendations made earlier this summer by the Citizens’ Assembly, in response to the Speaking on the matter, Cllr. [...]

Workers’ Party to hold vigil on Cork’s St. Patrick’s Bridge to highlight homelessness

The Workers’ Party is to hold a vigil on Cork’s St. Patrick’s bridge next Sunday evening (15th October) to highlight the growing level of homelessness both locally and nationally and in protest at what the [...]

Budget: Home Building Finance Ireland is just a cash cow for developers

€750m fund for property developers means state would bear almost entire risk of new, for-profit developments The Workers' Party has said that the €750 million Home Building Finance Ireland (HBFI) initiative announced yesterday by the [...]

Budget: public services set for five year real-term cuts

The Workers' Party has said that the government's budget projections prove its intention to continue cutting public service, even as the economy grows. Cllr. Éilis Ryan (Workers' Party, North Inner City) said: "The government's Fiscal [...]

Budget fails to target most vulnerable yet bankrolls developers again

Cllr. Ted Tynan The Workers’ Party have said described today’s budget as a charter for standing still which gives a miserly increase for social welfare while offering no realistic hope for those on [...]

“Professional co-living” proposed by Minister for Housing costs €900/month in London

Cllr. Éilis Ryan The Workers' Party has criticised government plans to incentivise the development purpose-built "shared living" rental accommodation for young professionals, as announced today (Friday) by Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy. Responding to [...]

ECJ referral proves Apple appeal is a waste of money: Workers’ Party

The Workers’ Party has slammed the government for risking even more costs to the state, by failing to adhere to a directive from the European Commission that it return state aid given to Apple in [...]

NAMA lending proposals slammed as a costly wasted opportunity

The Workers’ Party reacted angrily today to proposals from government that NAMA begin lending to commercial developers. Responding to reports today (Tuesday), Cllr. Éilis Ryan of the Workers’ Party said: “European interest rates are so [...]

Latest Ryanair cancellations lead to calls to to re-nationalise Aer Lingus

There have been calls this morning for the government to initiate a process of nationalising Aer Lingus, in the wake of the latest spate of cancellations of Ryanair flights. Cllr. Éilis Ryan (Workers’ Party, Dublin) [...]

Workers’ Party: Housing crisis is driving graduate flight

The Workers’ Party have this morning (Friday) said that tackling the housing crisis is the only way to reverse increased graduate emigration. Dublin Northwest spokesperson Gavin Mendel-Gleason (Workers’ Party), was reacting to figures released yesterday [...]

Calls for establishment of a new state company to capitalise on Artificial Intelligence industry growth

The Workers’ Party have called for the state to establish a for-profit public enterprise specialising in research and development in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) sector. The Party were responding to a figures published by TechIreland [...]

Bishop’s vaccine comments show why healthcare must be removed from church hands

Remarks made by the Bishop of Waterford and Lismore, Phonsie Cullinan, in relation to the HPV vaccine, show the urgency of removing healthcare from church hands entirely, according to the Workers’ Party. Gavin Mendel-Gleason, Workers’ [...]

Workers’ Party send solidarity to DKP ahead of German elections

DKP Election poster with slogan 1. Peace, 2. Work, 3. Solidarity The Workers' Party of Ireland has sent a message of warm fraternal greetings and solidarity to the Communist Party of Germany (Deutsche [...]

Workers’ Party brand Construction Industry Federation (CIF) calls to scrap apartment parking spaces as absurd

Workers’ Party representative for Dublin North West Gavin Mendel-Gleason was responding to claims by CIF Director General Tom Parlon that parking spaces in apartment complexes could cost developers up to €100,000 each to build - [...]

Sky high prices of Dublin 7 new builds should be a warning against private building on public land

Cllr. Éilis Ryan Workers’ Party Cllr. Éilis Ryan has issued a warning to Dublin City Council to take heed of the prices being charged for newly built two-bedroom houses in the neighbourhood of [...]

1976-1977 Commemoration

The following oration was delivered by Austin Kelly, North Belfast branch, on Sunday 3rd September at the Workers' Party Commemoration at Milltown Cemetery for our members and supporters who lost their lives in 1976 and [...]

Dept of Social Protection rebrand slammed as “an expensive frivolity” by Workers’ Party

Cllr. Ted Tynan The Workers’ Party has reacted sharply to the news that the Department of Social Protection is to get yet another name change and rebrand with a party councillor describing the [...]

Withholding of woman’s pension over lack of Public Service Cards reprehensible say WP

Cllr. Ted Tynan (WP) The Workers’ Party have said that the withholding of a 70 year old woman’s State Pension for more than 18 months because she refuses to register for a Public [...]

Workers Party condemns attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils and sends message to Spanish Communists

The Workers’ Party of Ireland condemns the murderous attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils which has caused 14 deaths and caused injuries to dozens of people and which has been claimed by ISIS/Daesh. The Workers’ Party [...]

STATEMENT ON THE CURRENT SITUATION ON THE KOREAN PENINSULA

WORKERS PARTY OF IRELAND STATEMENT ON THE CURRENT SITUATION ON THE KOREAN PENINSULA   US and South Korean forces practice invasion of DPRK in annual exercises involving more than half a million troops [...]

Public housing construction needed to resolve housing crisis

The Workers’ Party have said that only the construction of large amounts of public housing, directly built using a state housing corporation, will resolve the current housing crisis. Workers’ Party Dublin North West representative Gavin [...]

Cllr. Ted Tynan criticises removal of stall from historic Coal Quay market

Cornmarket Street Market (The Coal Quay) - gap left by stall removed following complaint from owners of "super pub" Cork Workers’ Party Councillor Ted Tynan has strongly criticised the City Council’s removal of [...]