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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

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