Governing Structure of The Workers’ Party

The Workers’ Party is, in between Ard Fheiseanna (our Annual Delegate Conference), governed by an Ard Comhairle (Central Executive Committee) consisting of up to 18 members. The Ard Comhairle/Central Executive Committee meets at least monthly and decides areas of strategic focus, major policy developments, and holds other bodies to account.

The Ard Comhairle/Central Executive Committee elects a Management Committee, which meets at least weekly, to oversee the day-to-day functioning of the Party. The Management Committee appoints the Directors to deal with specific areas, e.g., Communications, International, Organisation.

The Management and Central Executive Committees can be reached at

Members of the Management Committee:

Michael McCorry (Party President,
Éilis Ryan (
Richard O’Hara (National Organiser,
Seamus McDonagh
Caoimhe Garland (Communications,
Padraig Mannion

The other directors are:
Gavin Gleason (Research)
James O’Brien (International,

Members of the Ard Comhairle/Central Executive Committee:

Michael McCorry
Hilary Rock-Gormley
Caoimhe Garland
James O’Brien
Padraig Mannion
Richard O’Hara
Joe Dowds
Seamus McDonagh
Gavin Gleason
Cathie Shiels
Patrick Wilson
Eilis Ryan
Eoghan Gardiner
Elaine Rush
Dick Roche

Data Protection

If you have a query or complaint relating to Data Protection, the Workers’ Party’s Data Protection Officer can be contacted by email at or by post to Data Protection Officer, The Workers’ Party, 8 Cabra Road, Dublin 7.