News/Statements

Tallaght firefighters condemn ‘Save the 8th’ firefighter ad as ‘offensive and misleading’

Two Tallaght firefighters, both active in the campaign for a Yes vote in the upcoming referendum, have condemned the latest ad by the ‘Save the 8th’ campaign, which depicts a firefighter carrying a child out [...]

Calls for state to acquire residential apartments being let as ‘Airbnb style’ tourist accommodation

The Workers’ Party have issued renewed calls for a ban on short-term rental accommodation in Dublin, in the wake of the latest figures released today showing that half of all Dublin lettings were aimed at [...]

Expulsion of Israeli ambassador only acceptable response to Palestinian killings

The Workers’ Party has called on Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney, to expel the Israeli ambassador, in response to the scale of killings of Palestinians by the Israeli army in recent days. Speaking on [...]

Workers’ Party condemn slaughter in Palestine

The Workers Party of Ireland condemns today’s murderous attacks on Palestinian civilians by the Israeli state. At present, sources suggest that at least 55 Palestinians have been killed and 2,400 wounded by Israeli forces, on [...]

Expulsion of Israeli ambassador only acceptable response to Palestinian killings

The Workers’ Party has called on Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney, to expel the Israeli ambassador, in response to the scale of killings of Palestinians by the Israeli army in recent days. Speaking on [...]

Major Yes rally hears number of abortions in Portugal has reduced following liberalisation

The Workers’ Party today held a major rally calling for a Yes vote in the upcoming referendum to remove the 8th amendment from the constitution. The rally took place in the offices of CONNECT Trade [...]

Calls for non-religious polling station for upcoming referendum

The Workers’ Party have called on the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government, as well returning officers, to ensure that religious schools are not selected as polling stations for the upcoming referendum, given the [...]

Workers’ Party launch Cork YES poster campaign, focussing on women forced to travel to UK for abortion

The Workers' Party have launched a poster campaign across Cork City calling for a Yes vote in the upcoming referendum on whether to repeal the 8th amendment. Speaking following the launch of the posters, Workers' [...]

Minister Coveney must condemn United States withdrawal from Iran nuclear agreement

Gavin Mendel-Gleason The Workers' Party have called on Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney to condemn the United States withdrawal from a nuclear agreement with Iran. The call comes following an announcement from [...]

Workers’ Party launch Meath YES poster campaign, focussing on women forced to travel to UK for abortion

The Workers' Party have launched a poster campaign across Meath calling for a Yes vote in the upcoming referendum on whether to repeal the 8th amendment. Speaking following the launch of the posters, Workers' Party [...]

Cervical Screening Inquiry must focus on cost motive for choosing private screening labs

The Workers' Party have called for the remit of the cervical cancer enquiry to include the appropriateness of cost being used as a criteria for choosing screening labs. Cllr. Ted Tynan, Workers' Party representative on [...]

Lucan Church reported to Charity Regulator over anti-abortion billboard

Lucan Church reported to Charity Regulator over anti-abortion billboard Workers' Party representative in Lucan / Palmerstown, David Gardiner, has reported St. Mary's church in Lucan village to the Charity Regulator, for what he considers to [...]

Workers’ Party statement on the 200th anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx

On the 200th Anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx Statement by the International Section The Workers Party of Ireland   Karl Marx was born on 5th May 1818, in Trier in the Rhineland of Prussia and [...]

Workers’ Party launches referendum campaign 35 years on from first opposing 8th amendment

The Workers’ Party this morning (Monday) launched their referendum campaign outside Dáil Éireann. To launch the campaign, the Party displayed their 1983 posters against the 8th amendment, alongside newly-launched ‘Yes’ posters for the 2018 referendum. [...]

Expanded Cork City must get greater elected representation or will be undemocratic

  Cork's new city boundary will add 90,00 to population The Workers’ Party have strongly criticised the Terms of Reference of the new electoral boundary committee for the expanded Cork City which proposes [...]

Charities Regulator accused of double standards for ignoring Catholic Church referendum campaigning

Repeal mural tackled by Charities Regulator but Catholic Church ignored despite charitable status The Workers' Party have accused the Charities' Regulator of double standards for failing to tackle the Catholic Church's campaigning on the upcoming [...]

An Post “upgrade” will further erode services in smaller towns and villages

The Workers’ Party has criticised an announcement by An Post of a plan to close around 100 post offices across the country while concentrating modernised servces in cities and larger urban areas as another blow [...]

Workers’ Party hold Belfast rally in opposition to imperialist attacks on Syria

Workers' Party members outside Belfast City Hall this afternoon (Friday) in opposition to US/UK/French bombing of Syria.     Workers Party opposes imperialist attacks against Syria   The Workers Party of Ireland condemns [...]

NAMA should sack Poolbeg receiver for reneging on social housing commitments

Cllr. Éilis Ryan The Workers’ Party have called on the Minister for Finance to instruct NAMA to sack the receiver appointed to a number of portfolios, including the land bank at the former [...]

Workers’ Party call for restoration of tax relief on trade union subscriptions

The Workers' Party have demanded demanded that the government restore tax relief on Trade Union subscriptions for workers, saying that the present situation whereby Trade Union members are the only people paying subscriptions to  representative [...]

Public Expenditure officials warned government against EU army 2% expenditure requirements

Cllr. Éilis Ryan The government received advice from senior officials in the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (DPER) in March 2017 that raising its defense expenditure to 2%, as required under the [...]

Syria Air Strikes will strengthen the hand of jihadi extremists

Gavin Mendel-Gleason The Workers’ Party have condemned air strikes carried out by United States, French and British forces on Syria Friday night, saying they will only strengthen the hand of jihadi extremists who [...]

Statement by the Workers Party on the attacks against Syria

The Workers' Party of Ireland condemns last night’s missile attacks on Syria as an escalation of imperialist aggression in the region under the pretext of an unproven allegation concerning chemical weapons in eastern Ghouta. France [...]

Declaração do Partido dos Trabalhadores da Irlanda sobre o atual golpe de direita no Brasil

O Partido dos Trabalhadores da Irlanda (Workers’ Party of Ireland) se solidariza com as forças democráticas, progressistas e revolucionárias e organizações de trabalhadores no Brasil, protestando contra a ordem de prisão do ex-presidente Luís Inácio [...]

Eir redundancies confirm failure of telecoms privatisation

The Workers’ Party has said that the scale of voluntary redundancies announced today (Thursday) by Eir, are further proof of the failure of privatisation in the telecoms sector. Commenting on today’s announcement, Workers’ Party [...]

Workers’ Party welcomes launch of Together for Yes in Meath

The Workers’ Party’s representative in Meath, Séamus McDonagh, has this morning welcomed the launch of Together for Yes in Meath, which officially took place last night (Wednesday) in the Newgrange Hotel in Navan. McDonagh, who [...]

Close Shannon Airport to US as it prepares Syria attack in support of Islamic terrorists

The Workers’ Party has called for an immediate closure of the facilities at Shannon Airport to the US military as it prepares to attack Syria in support of Islamic terrorist groups in the war-torn country. [...]

Workers Party of Ireland contribution at European Communist Meeting in Brussels

European Communist Meeting Brussels, 11th April 2018 “Work in the working class and its labour movement, as a necessary prerequisite for a clash with the EU, the overthrow of capitalist barbarism and the construction of [...]

Workers’ Party statement on the ongoing right-wing coup in Brazil

The Workers’ Party of Ireland stands in solidarity with democratic, progressive and revolutionary forces and workers’ organisations in Brazil protesting against the order for the arrest of former President Luís Inácio Lula da Silva and [...]

Statement of Solidarity by the Workers’ Party with the Palestinian people

Free Palestine Thousands of Palestinians have been protesting along the eastern borders of the Gaza Strip as part of the Great March of Return movement. The grotesque, disproportionate and lethal response of the Israeli state [...]

Workers’ Party Easter Oration, Belfast 1st April 2018

Workers Unite, the Power of a United Working Class The following speech was delivered by Comrade Gerry Grainger at the Workers' Party commemoration in Belfast on 1st April 2018. Oration by Comrade Gerry Grainger, Chair [...]

Workers’ Party speech marking the 102nd anniversary of the Easter Rising

The Workers’ Party Easter Oration, Sunday 1st April 2018 The following speech was delivered at Workers' Party commemorations in Dublin, Cork and Waterford. Welcome Comrades and Friends, We stand here today on the 102nd anniversary [...]

Tribute to May Mac Giolla by Workers’ Party President Michael Donnelly

Personal tribute to May Mac Giolla by Workers' Party President Michael Donnelly Workers' Party President Michael Donnelly I first met May many years ago back in the early 1970’s through her husband Tomás [...]

Tribute to Friend and Comrade Mhaire Bhean Mhic Giolla

Tribute to Friend and Comrade Mhaire Bhean Mhic Giolla by Sean Garland, National Treasurer The Workers' Party of Ireland Thursday 29th March 2018 Comrades May Mac Giolla, Tomas Mac Giolla and Sean Garland [...]

Visit of UK naval vessels to Haulbowline condemned by Workers’ Party

The Workers’ Party have condemned the government’s granting of permission to three British naval vessels to berth inside Haulbowline Naval Base today (Tuesday). HMS Charger, one of the three vessels now at Haulbolwline [...]

Death of May Mac Giolla, Workers’ Party member and widow of former Lord Mayor of Dublin Tomás MacGiolla

May MacGiolla’s lifetime spanned a century of Irish socialist and republican struggle The death has taken place (last night, Saturday 24th March) of May MacGiolla, long time Workers’ Party member and widow of the late [...]

Varadkar Russia comments show him up as a sycophant more concerned with famous friends than leadership

Gavin Mendel-Gleason The Workers’ Party have condemned Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s suggestions that Russian diplomats be expelled from Ireland. Workers’ Party Dublin Northwest representative Gavin Mendel-Gleason said: “Tory governments have never hesitated to lie [...]

Metro North cannot come at disadvantage of local communities

The Workers’ Party have issued a call for Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) to begin an immediate, independently-facilitated and transparent consultation with Na Fianna GAA club, in the wake of TII’s announcement that it intends to [...]

High-rise training and equipment for fire officers urgently needed in wake of Ballymun Metro fire

A Workers’ Party representative and firefighter has called for urgent training for firefighters in the wake of last night’s (Wednesday) fire at the Metro Hotel in Ballymun. David Gardiner, who is the Workers’ Party representative [...]

Digital data usage regulations urgently needed ahead of 8th amendment referendum

The Workers’ Party have called on the government to ensure regulations are in place governing the use of digital data by Cambridge Analytica-style companies, ahead of May’s referendum on the 8th amendment. Workers’ Party councillor [...]