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Harris must clarify or withdraw claims that left-wing groups attended Grafton Street anti-lockdown demos

The Workers’ Party have called for Garda Commissioner Drew Harris to withdraw his comments that left-wing groups were associated with today’s Grafton Street anti-lockdown protest, unless he is able to provide further detail about which groups attended. Workers’ Party representative Éilis Ryan said: “Today’s demonstrations on Grafton Street were organised primarily by racist elements who [...]

February 27th, 2021|Comments Off on Harris must clarify or withdraw claims that left-wing groups attended Grafton Street anti-lockdown demos

Residents living in unsanitary conditions

Residents at Kinnaird Close, North Belfast contacted the Workers’ Party via our online advice centre regarding a very serious health and safety risk relating to overflowing bins and unsanitary conditions. To investigate the issue further Chris Bailie:Workers Party,Oldpark DEA, went to speak to some residents. Bailie said:“There are several very serious issues that are currently [...]

February 22nd, 2021|Comments Off on Residents living in unsanitary conditions

Land Development Agency bypassing of councillors is a power-grab by developers

The Workers’ Party has condemned the proposal by the Land Development Agency (LDA) to bypass local authority councillors when land is sold by a local authority to the LDA, saying the proposal represents a power grab by private developers.  Commenting on the issue, Workers’ Party representative in Dublin Midwest, David Gardiner, said: “One of the few [...]

February 15th, 2021|Comments Off on Land Development Agency bypassing of councillors is a power-grab by developers

Council must introduce affordability guarantee for social housing purchases

Dublin City Council must introduce an ‘affordability guarantee’ which ensures that Part V social housing purchases will be affordable, according to the Workers’ Party. The call comes in the wake of revelations that developer Johnny Ronan is set to sell units from a new docklands development to the City Council for close to €1 million.   [...]

February 15th, 2021|Comments Off on Council must introduce affordability guarantee for social housing purchases

Remembering Comrade John Jefferies

John joined the Workers’ Party in the late 1980s, becoming a member of a branch in the Cork South Central Constituency. At that time John was working in the retail trade and was already an active trade unionist in the then Irish Distributive and Administrative Union (IDATU) which has since merged with the Irish National [...]

February 10th, 2021|Comments Off on Remembering Comrade John Jefferies

Workers’ Party calls for civic forum to debate national question

In the wake of Brexit, with the reality of a trade border (whether physical or virtual) in the Irish Sea, and increasing constitutional instability within the UK due to increasing demands and support for Scottish independence, the issue of a border poll in Northern Ireland is more and more becoming a live political issue. There [...]

February 8th, 2021|Comments Off on Workers’ Party calls for civic forum to debate national question

Pandemic affecting children’s mental health

A study conducted by NHS digital found that the number of children effected by mental health issues during the pandemic has increased from one in nine to one in six. The reasons given by children are family tensions and financial worries. More than half of young people have also reported feelings of anxiety which is [...]

February 4th, 2021|Comments Off on Pandemic affecting children’s mental health

Government must work with teachers to safely reopen schools

The Republic of Ireland is an outlier in Europe in not reopening schools for children with special needs after the Christmas recess. The effects of this on many children with special education needs and their families has been extremely challenging. We have heard very worrying stories and reports of families left alone without support, children [...]

February 1st, 2021|Comments Off on Government must work with teachers to safely reopen schools

Infection rates in hospitals out of control

The Workers’ Party has reacted to a report from the INMO which states that infection rates in hospitals are ‘out of control’. Éilis Ryan, Workers’ Party Dublin Central said “Currently over 5,4000 health workers now have Covid with as many as 2,000 contracting it in work. The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation have stated that [...]

January 28th, 2021|Comments Off on Infection rates in hospitals out of control

Over Reliance on Vaccine Dangerous

The Workers' Party has accused the government of relying too heavily on the quick and flawless distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine. This comes following production issues which will see Ireland receive only half of the vaccines initially expected. Cathie Shiels - Workers' Party Ballymun-Finglas said:"The HSE being set to receive only 300,000 vaccines is a [...]

January 28th, 2021|Comments Off on Over Reliance on Vaccine Dangerous