News/Statements

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 [...]

Workers Party prevents sale of council land at Model Farm Road to private developer

Cllr. Ted Tynan (WP) The Workers' Party have secured support to retain in public ownership a 4.7 acre site owned by Cork City Council on Model Farm Road, Cork City. The Workers' Party [...]

Message of solidarity from the Workers’ Party of Ireland with PAME

Dear comrades, The Workers Party of Ireland and the Workers Party Trade Union Group send warm greetings and extend solidarity and congratulations to PAME, the All Workers Militant Front, on the action for a General [...]

Keep Cork Mail Centre open says Cllr. Ted Tynan

The Workers’ Party has called for urgent government intervention to prevent the closure of An Post’s Cork Mail Centre at Little Island which has reportedly been earmarked for closure with the loss of up to [...]

Waterford launch takes place of new research revealing extent of religious health and education ownership

WP calls for public ownership of health and education assets The Workers’ Party yesterday (Thursday) held the Waterford launch of a new policy document, The Future is Secular charting a path towards state-owned public services. [...]

Government must back Digital Turnover Tax if they are serious about taxing mega-corporations

The Workers’ Party have said the government must back the Digital Sales Tax, proposed by the European Commission, if they are serious about taxing mega-corporations. The turnover tax would involve taxing all digital transactions in [...]

State companies must withdraw investments from Saudi Arabia

Gavin Mendel-Gleason The Workers’ Party have called for all state and semi-state companies to withdraw investments from Saudi Arabia. The call comes as the United Nations warned that 14 million people face starvation [...]

Bring back Clerk of Works to Avoid Further Schools Disasters, says McDonagh

Seamus McDonagh The Workers' Party has called for the Clerk of Works to be given responsibility and resourcing for all new building inspections in every local authority, in the wake of the nationwide school [...]

Calls for OPW to reverse planned sell-off of residential land

A Workers' Party councillor has called on the OPW to reverse its decision to sell two residential sites which it owns in Dublin city. The sites are due to be auctioned by Lambert Smith Hampton [...]

New Politics sinks in the more old sleaze as broadband rollout again in doubt

Case for semi-state ESB to take over broadband rollout now unanswerable   Seamus McDonagh The Workers’ Party has said that the latest revelations concerning the contacts between former Communications Minister Denis Naughten and [...]

Subsidies to private landlords grow at double the rate of new social housing in Budget 2019

Budget 2019 is set to expand subsidies to private sector landlords, in the form of HAP and other schemes, by 40% - compared to just a 20% increase in spending on building and acquiring new [...]

Tenants will never see €120 million landlord tax break

100% interest relief amounts to an increased annual tax break of €100 per landlord The Workers’ Party have said it is immoral of the government to hand a €120 million tax break to landlords who [...]

681 public housing units lost due to Kilcarbery land sell-off

David Gardiner, Workers’ Party representative for Lucan, has criticised Fianna Fáil and Labour councillors on South Dublin County Council for voting with Fine Gael to sell-off public land in Kilcarbery, and has called for publicly-owned [...]