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Clonliffe Rd development benefits private interests, not renters or the community.

Plans for 1,600 build-to-rent apartments on Clonliffe Road in Drumcondra only serve to benefit private landlords and developers at the expense of renters and the community, according to Claire O'Connor, Workers' Party representative for Dublin Central. O'Connor said: "In line with the Dublin rental market, these houses on the old Holy Cross site are going [...]

August 19th, 2021|Comments Off on Clonliffe Rd development benefits private interests, not renters or the community.

13-year waiting time for housing in south Dublin, public housing is the solution, says Workers’ Party rep

The average time spent on South Dublin County Council’s housing waiting list is “disgracefully long,” according to David Gardiner, Workers’ Party representative for Palmerstown-Fonthill. For a 4-bedroom house, the average wait is 13 years, while people looking for a 3-bedroom house are left waiting 9.59 years on average. Those wanting a 2-bedroom house can expect [...]

July 27th, 2021|Comments Off on 13-year waiting time for housing in south Dublin, public housing is the solution, says Workers’ Party rep

South Dublin County Council should purchase land beside Silver Bridge

Following the announcement that South Dublin County Council supports rebuilding the Silver Bridge, the council should purchase the land surrounding the structure, according to David Gardiner, Workers’ Party representative in Palmerstown-Fonthill. "Though the council have included their support rebuilding the Silver Bridge in the Draft County Development Plan 2022-28, the recent announcement that they have [...]

July 24th, 2021|Comments Off on South Dublin County Council should purchase land beside Silver Bridge

Vulture landlords will soon own at least 832 homes in Palmerstown, Clondalkin and Lucan

by David Gardiner, Workers' Party representative for Palmerstown-Fonthill As the housing crisis continues, vulture landlords will soon own at least 832 homes across Palmerstown, Clondalkin and Lucan. The biggest offender (that we know of) is Carysfort Capital, which owns 229 homes in Shackleton Park, as well 262 in St. Edmunds 160. The IRES REIT group [...]

July 14th, 2021|Comments Off on Vulture landlords will soon own at least 832 homes in Palmerstown, Clondalkin and Lucan

The Workers’ Party of Ireland condemns the bureaucratic exclusion of the DKP

Recently, the returning officer in Germany has told the DKP (Deutsche Kommunistische Partei or the German Communist Party) that they will not be registered as a political party for the upcoming elections and may be de-listed as a party entirely.  The ostensive reason for this exclusion was the tardiness of an application by the DKP. [...]

July 10th, 2021|Comments Off on The Workers’ Party of Ireland condemns the bureaucratic exclusion of the DKP

Hospitality workers must be recognised as essential in reopening

People working in hospitality are being subjected to hypocrisy from the government ahead of plans to allow indoor dining, according to David Gardiner, Workers' Party representative for Palmerstown-Fonthill. Gardiner said: "Young hospitality workers, who are largely unvaccinated, are going to be serving people inside pubs and restaurants, but won't be able to go into the [...]

June 30th, 2021|Comments Off on Hospitality workers must be recognised as essential in reopening

Greetings to the 21st Congress of the KKE

Dear Comrades, On behalf of the Central Executive Committee of The Workers’ Party of Ireland, I wish to extend greetings to the 21st Congress of the Communist Party of Greece. We note the three important theses promulgated by the KKE and consider each to be an essential component in developing a compressive and practical political [...]

June 20th, 2021|Comments Off on Greetings to the 21st Congress of the KKE

Prepare for an outdoor summer: more bins, toilets and seats for Dublin

The scenes in Dublin city centre last night (Saturday) show that we need to provide amenities to accommodate an outdoor summer, according to David Gardiner, Workers' Party representative for Palmerstown-Fonthill. "Nobody wants to see streets covered in rubbish, which is why it's so important that we're actually prepared for an outdoor summer in line with [...]

May 30th, 2021|Comments Off on Prepare for an outdoor summer: more bins, toilets and seats for Dublin

Statement on the recent split from The Workers’ Party

The Workers’ Party is aware that a group of former Party members held an inaugural conference over the weekend and have launched a new political organisation. This group has attempted to lay claim, without any validity, to our Party's name. There is however only one organisation rightfully called The Workers’ Party and that is our [...]

April 20th, 2021|Comments Off on Statement on the recent split from The Workers’ Party

European Super League: Greedy billionaires steal the working class game

The Workers' Party has criticised the plans for a European Super League as stealing football from working class communities. David Gardiner, Workers' Party representative for Palmerstown-Fonthill in Dublin, said: "The plan for a European Super League is an attempt by greedy billionaires to rob working class communities of our own game." Gardiner, a St Patrick's [...]

April 19th, 2021|Comments Off on European Super League: Greedy billionaires steal the working class game