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100th Anniversary of the PCE

On the centenary of its foundation we have sent the following greetings to the Communist Party of Spain: Comrades: On the centenary of the foundation of the Communist Party of Spain, please accept warm congratulations from the Workers' Party of Ireland. We are proud of our fraternal association with you in the broad alliance of [...]

November 14th, 2021|Comments Off on 100th Anniversary of the PCE

Solidarity with Cuba – no to US destabilisation attempts

The United States continue with their attempts to undermine the Cuban Revolution. Planned counter revolutionary protests for 15th November are nothing more than a propaganda exercise designed to discredit and spread misleading and false information that the government does not have the full support and confidence of the majority of the people. The enemies of [...]

November 8th, 2021|Comments Off on Solidarity with Cuba – no to US destabilisation attempts

Solidarity to the FSLN

On the day of the Nicaraguan elections the Workers’ Party send our solidarity to the FSLN. In 1979 the FSLN overthrew Anastasio Somoza DeBayle which ended the Somoza dynasty, and established a revolutionary government in its place.The FSLN introdiced a policy of mass literacy and devoted significant resources to health care. The US-backed group right-wing [...]

November 7th, 2021|Comments Off on Solidarity to the FSLN

Understaffing in Dublin Fire Brigade puts us all at risk, says Dublin firefighter

A Workers' Party representative has called for an increase in recruitment to Dublin Fire Brigade after a number of fire engines were unused on Halloween night due to understaffing. David Gardiner is a firefighter, trade unionist and the Workers' Party representative in Palmerstown-Fonthill. He said: "Understaffing in Dublin Fire Brigade puts extra pressure and stress [...]

November 1st, 2021|Comments Off on Understaffing in Dublin Fire Brigade puts us all at risk, says Dublin firefighter

Needs of the homeless must be central to Inner City Helping Homeless liquidation process says WP

The Workers’ Party has called for Dublin City Council to seek to have a Committee of Inspection appointed to oversee the liquidation of Inner City Helping Homeless (ICHH) to ensure the needs of homeless people are central to the process. WP Dublin Central representative, Claire O’Connor, said: “The High Court today (1st November) appointed a [...]

November 1st, 2021|Comments Off on Needs of the homeless must be central to Inner City Helping Homeless liquidation process says WP

A World Still to Win – Trade Union Recognition Pamphlet

A World Still to Win: Union Recognition - A Constitutional and Human Right is a new pamphlet available from the Workers' Party, authored by Dr. Daryl D'Art. The pamphlet traces the history of trade union recognition in Ireland and places it in an international context. It examines the potential obstacles to statutory union recognition in [...]

October 14th, 2021|Comments Off on A World Still to Win – Trade Union Recognition Pamphlet

WP call on Dublin City Councillors to honour their responsibility to victims of sexual violence

WP Dublin organiser Claire O’Connor said: “We are putting forward former Cllr Éilis Ryan for the seat formerly held by the late Anthony Flynn. However, we believe the issues concerning the treatment and proper management of serious allegations of sexual abuse against the late councillor are of greater importance than the vote on who takes [...]

October 4th, 2021|Comments Off on WP call on Dublin City Councillors to honour their responsibility to victims of sexual violence

Letter to Dublin City Councillors

This is the letter sent last week by the Workers' Party to Dublin City Councillors regarding the upcoming vote on the seat of the late Cllr Anthony Flynn. This election has been triggered by a very dark and difficult series of events. We could argue that The Workers' Party should claim the seat purely on [...]

October 2nd, 2021|Comments Off on Letter to Dublin City Councillors

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