Larkfield House: cowboy developers cannot be allowed to ‘blackmail’ planning authorities

RTB must guarantee tenants will not be evicted for arrears The Workers’ Party have called on planning authorities and the Residential Tenancies Board to issue a clear statement to tenants of Larkfield House apartment complex [...]

Dublin City Council should rezone vacant land to deliver affordable housing

Cllr. Éilis Ryan Workers’ Party Dublin City Councillor Éilis Ryan has called for the introduction of a new zoning category for Dublin’s vacant lands, to ensure housing built on those lands is affordable. [...]

Kildare bus privatisations expose NTA preference for low-wage companies

Gavin Mendel-Gleason The Workers’ Party have said that the tender criteria used by the National Transport Authority (NTA) to select operator Go Ahead for six Kildare bus routes exposes the NTA’s wage reduction [...]

Liverpool decision on Irish foetal abnormality patients exposes hypocrisy of 8th amendment

100 Meath women travelled to UK for abortions in 2016 alone Workers' Party representative for Meath, Séamus McDonagh, has said that the decision by Liverpool Hospital Trust to deprioritise Irish patients seeking to terminate pregnancies [...]

Workers’ Party TCD calls for immediate end to management lock-in of student protestors

Students left without toilet facilities, as private management company locks activists into occupied Dining Hall The Workers' Party society based in Trinity College Dublin have called for the urgent reversal of the lock-in of student [...]

New Panda recycling charges show need for producers to pay for plastics

The Workers’ Party have today (Wednesday) issued a call for a series of measures to force retailers to reduce plastic packaging. The call comes in the wake of new recycling charges announced by Panda waste [...]

Workers’ Party TCD endorses escalation of action by ‘Take Back Trinity’ campaign 

The Workers' Party society based in Trinity College Dublin have endorsed plans to escalate action by the 'Take Back Trinity' campaign against new repeat examination fees, and other fee increases.  Secretary of the Workers' Party [...]

Joint Call of Communist Youth Organizations for the Day of Common Action and of Solidarity towards the Palestinian People

We denounce to the young people, to the peoples of the entire world, the ongoing crime of US-NATO-Israel against the Palestinian people. The US decision to declare Jerusalem as "the capital of Israel" and to [...]

Workers’ Party calls for full separation of church and state on International Women’s Day

To mark International Women’s Day 2018, the Workers’ Party have issued a call for the commencement of a comprehensive programme of actions to separate the Catholic Church from the Irish state. Cllr. Éilis Ryan, speaking [...]

Calls for Canadian-style expanded state pension scheme in response to ‘Roadmap for Pensions Reform’

Gavin Mendel-Gleason The Workers’ Party have issued a proposal for a radically-expanded state pension scheme, in response to the government-issued “Roadmap for Pensions Reform” proposal, released last week. Workers’ Party spokesperson Gavin Mendel-Gleason [...]

Calls for student rent caps in response to €200 million student accommodation expansion

The Workers’ Party have issued a call for rent caps to be introduced across all purpose-built student accommodation, to regulate the rapidly-expanding private student accommodation market. The calls come in the wake of an announcement [...]

Workers’ Party calls on Minister to veto bonuses for AIB chiefs

Gavin Mendel-Gleason The Workers’ Party have today (Thursday) called on Minister for Finance Paschal Donohue to veto proposed bonuses for AIB senior executives. The call comes in response to a proposal contained in AIB’s [...]

Demand for non-religious education cannot be met by choice-based model

The Workers’ Party have called for urgent changes to the current system of deciding school patronage, in the wake of figures showing a 10% rise in pupil numbers in multi-denominational schools. Speaking on the matter, [...]

Workers’ Party of Ireland International Affairs Dept greetings to German Communist Party (DKP

Head Office: 24a-25 Hill Street, Dublin 1, Ireland To: The International Department of the Central Committee, German Communist Party (DKP)) 28th February 2018 Dear comrades, The Workers Party of Ireland sends warm comradely greetings to [...]

Tynan calls for a different vision for Cork City based on the needs of citizens, not relentless ‘development’

Cork City Hall with Elysian tower behind - plans are now afoot for a new skycraper twice as high as Ireland's current highest building The Workers’ Party have called for an alternative vision [...]

Harris splitting hairs in vain defence of chronic hospital ED crowding

The Workers’ Party have accused Health Minister Simon Harris of splitting hairs in a vain attempt to deflect criticism over the ongoing chronic overcrowding in hospital Emergency Departments which according to the INMO sees 643 [...]

Permanent TSB: State should purchase buy-to-let mortgages to expand housing stock

The Workers’ Party has called for the state to purchase the buy-to-let mortgages put on the market by Permanent TSB earlier this week. Workers’ Party councillor Éilis Ryan said: “There is €1.5billion worth of buy-to-let [...]

Oireachtas Members’ Interests declaration hides more than it reveals say Workers Party

The Workers’ Party have strongly criticised the annual Oireachtas Members’ Interests statement saying the statutory declaration is woefully inadequate and hides more than it reveals with regard to the true financial, business and property interests [...]

Time to pull the plug on Cork Events Centre and declare Beamish & Crawford site a national monument

Cllr. Ted Tynan The Workers’ Party have called on Cork City Council and the state to “pull the plug” on the public funding for the proposed Events Centre and instead initiate the process [...]

Excess water charges are just water charges by the back door

The Workers’ Party have condemned Friday’s confirmation from the Commission for the Regulation of Utilities (CRU) that excess water charges are to be introduced from 2019. Speaking on the matter, Workers’ Party representative Séamus McDonagh [...]

Renewed calls for mandatory scheme of childhood vaccinations to stem downturn in uptake

The Workers’ Party has today (Monday) called for the introduction of a mandatory scheme of vaccination for all children who use shared childcare and education schemes, including créches, play facilities, and public and private schools. [...]

Workers’ Party welcome Supreme Court ruling on asylum seeker’s right to work.

The Workers’ Party has welcomed the Supreme Court’s ruling that the state’s ban on asylum seekers taking up employment is unconstitutional saying it now needed to be followed by immediate measures to not only allow [...]

“Conscientious objection” on abortion would undermine woman’s right to healthcare

The Workers’ Party have criticised comments made by Minister for Health Simon Harris today (Tuesday), who indicated that GPs would have a right to conscientious objection in relation to the provision of abortion in the [...]

Viridian failure is further proof that privatisation is not working for consumers or taxpayers

Gavin Mendel-Gleason The Workers’ Party have said that the decision of energy company Viridian to close its remaining electricity generating plant in Dublin is further proof that privatisation is not working for Irish [...]

Clonburris development shows little has changed since the bad old days of housing corruption

Lorraine Hennessy The Workers’ Party in Dublin Mid West has expressed deep concern that the currently proposed development of the new suburb of Clonburris will repeat most of the serious errors of the [...]

Workers’ Party welcomes Cabinet commitment to hold May Referendum on 8th Amendment

The Workers’ Party have given a broad welcome to the commitment to holding a referendum on the 8th amendment issued by the Taoiseach on behalf of the cabinet last night (Monday). Speaking on behalf of [...]

Ireland receives a paltry €104 million over 20 year period for oil & gas worth billions

The Workers’ Party have described as shameful the payment of a mere €104 million from oil & gas multinationals over the 20 year period from 1998 in respect of yields worth many billions of euro. [...]

Carillion collapse exposes the folly of Public Private Partnerships. Future of Schools and jobs must be protected

Meath Workers’ Party representative Seamus McDonagh has said that the collapse of the Carillion consortium not only poses a threat to the completion of schools in Kells, Wicklow, Carlow and Wexford but has left many [...]

€44 fine for jobseekers who refuse dead-end jobs will push people into poverty and homelessness

The Workers’ Party has said increased penalties for those who do not take up certain work or training amounts to punishing those already in dire straits for the government’s failure to create jobs. Workers’ Party [...]

Housing targets missed because of insufficient funds and will

The Workers’ Party have said that the failure of the country’s local authorities to meet minimal construction targets belongs at the door of the government and of Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy in particular. Cork Workers’ [...]

Home helps should be employed directly by HSE to prevent exploitation

Seamus McDonagh The Workers’ Party have called for the HSE to establish a plan to move all home helps into direct employment by the state health agency. The call comes in the wake [...]

2017 Housing Delivery Report: Increase in HAP tenants is not a good news story

Gavin Mendel-Gleason The Workers’ Party have criticised the government’s 2017 Report on Housing Delivery, saying they show nothing except a forced increase in reliance on private landlords. Responding to the Report, Workers’ Party representative [...]

Carillion fiasco a warning against government reliance on private developers for social housing

There have been calls for the government to reconsider its strategy of employing private developers to build social housing, in the wake of the collapse of Carillion construction company today (Monday). Workers’ Party Cllr. Éilis [...]

Workers’ Party of Ireland solidarity to PAME on Greek General Strike

The International Section of the Workers' Party of Ireland has transmitted the following message of solidarity to the All Workers Militant Front (PAME) on the action for a General Strike in Greece on 12th January [...]

Councillors vote down proposal to ban for-profit development on council land in Dublin

Sinn Féin, Labour and some independents today voted down a proposal from Workers’ Party councillor Éilis Ryan to bring into force a ban on all for-profit development on publicly-owned land. Speaking following the vote, Cllr. [...]

Workers’ Party set the record straight in response to bizarre and fabricated housing claims by Ballymun Sinn Féin Councillor Noeleen Reilly

Gavin Mendel-Gleason Reilly’s claims in social media post about the Workers’ Party’s attitude to O’Cualann Housing development in Ballymun are ‘totally fabricated’ says Ballymun Workers’ Party representative Gavin Mendel-Gleason Mendel-Gleason stated: ‘My attention [...]

Affordable housing u-turn: Dublin City Council admits affordable housing will require land giveaway to developers

Dublin City Council have come under attack for a U-Turn tonight (Monday), in which council officials acknowledged that the ‘affordable’ housing component of their housing development plans will require a full giveaway of land to [...]

Teacher shortage crisis: Calls for fees to be scrapped for teacher training postgrads

The Workers’ Party have called for fees for postgraduate teaching degrees to be scrapped as an urgent measure to address the collapse in numbers of applicants to train as teachers. Cllr. Ryan said: “It is [...]

Proposed change to planning regulations panders to the most unscrupulous landlords

The Workers’ Party have expressed deep concern at a number of changes to planning regulations which Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy proposes to make and which would increase apartment building heights, reduce minimum parking spaces and [...]

Calls for emergency ban on new offices in Dublin’s docklands

A city councillor has called for the introduction of an emergency ban on office development in the docklands, following a report from Owen Reilly that office space was set to well outstrip residential development in [...]