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 Donnelly (Party President)
Padraig Mannion
Michael McCorry
Richard O’Hara (National Organiser,
James O’Brien

The other directors are:

Caoimhe Garland (Communications,
Éilis Ryan (Research,
Gavin Gleason (International,

Members of the Ard Comhairle/Central Executive Committee:

Michael Donnelly
Hillary Rock-Gormley
Caoimhe Garland
James O’Brien
Padraig Mannion
Michael McCorry
Richard O’Hara
Joe Dowds
Gemma Weir
Seamus McDonagh
Gavin Gleason
Cathie Shiels
Patrick Wilson
Eilis Ryan
Josh Brady

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.