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‘Hate Speech’ legislation risks political abuse, according to Workers’ Party

The Workers’ Party has called for amendments to proposed hate crime legislation to remove reference to ‘reckless’ speech, saying as it stands the proposed legislation risks subjective political abuse.  Workers’ Party representative for Dublin Central, Claire O’Connor said:  “As it stands, the proposed new legislation on hate speech lacks any definition of what type of [...]

June 23rd, 2021|Comments Off on ‘Hate Speech’ legislation risks political abuse, according to Workers’ Party

Public not private: State must own land on which new NMH is built

The Workers’ Party calls for a clear separation of Church and State in the development of the new National Maternity Hospital. This new hospital must be built on State owned land and must be under public ownership and control.  Claire O'Connor, Workers’ Party Dublin organiser, has stated: “On this, the third anniversary of the Repeal [...]

May 25th, 2021|Comments Off on Public not private: State must own land on which new NMH is built

Workers’ Party appeal for calm and unity

The Workers’ Party, once again, strongly condemns the violence and disorder which took place last night. This is not the correct way for the Unionist community to air their frustrations and only further fuels the sectarian divide. Elected leaders, Trade Unions and community representatives must use all their influence to deter young people from engaging [...]

April 8th, 2021|Comments Off on Workers’ Party appeal for calm and unity

Easter Oration 2021

The Workers' Party 2021 Easter Commemoration was held online due to the covid pandemic. Caoimhe Garland, Ard Comhairle and Belfast Workers' Party gave the oration below. Fáilte, a chairde agus a chomrádaithe chuig ár gcomóradh Éirí Amach na Cásca. Welcome to the Easter commemoration of the Workers’ Party. For the second year in a row [...]

April 5th, 2021|Comments Off on Easter Oration 2021

Sinn Féin hypocrisy continues

The outrage at a cartoon detecting Mary-Lou as a witch in the Irish Independent at the weekend has completely overshadow the failure of Sinn Féin to support a woman’s right to choose in the north. Gemma Weir, Workers’ Party representative for North Belfast said: “Reports today that women were being screamed at, in Newry, as [...]

March 22nd, 2021|Comments Off on Sinn Féin hypocrisy continues

DUP, Sinn Féin continue to fail women in NI

An FOI request has revealed that the cross community veto was used on three separate occasions by the DUP to block a legal requirement allowing women to access abortion services in Northern Ireland. Gemma Weir, Workers’ Party North Belfast said: “It is disgraceful, but unsurprising, that the DUP have used this veto on three occasions [...]

March 21st, 2021|Comments Off on DUP, Sinn Féin continue to fail women in NI

Abortion services must be made available to women in NI

The Secretary of State is set to bring forward new regulations to Westminster over the next week which will allow him to direct the NI Exec to make abortion services available to women in Northern Ireland. This comes on the back of the Assembly voting to restrict abortion services when they have already failed to [...]

March 19th, 2021|Comments Off on Abortion services must be made available to women in NI

Sinn Féin and DUP fail women in NI

The Severe Fetal Impairment Bill, which was brough by DUP MLA Paul Givan has passed the second stage by a staggering 48 votes to 12. This means the bill will now go forward for scrutiny at the health committee.  Gemma Weir, Workers’ Party representative in North Belfast said: “Abortion laws were changed last year following legislation [...]

March 16th, 2021|Comments Off on Sinn Féin and DUP fail women in NI

NI must develop a strategy to tackle violence against women and girls

Northern Ireland has no specific strategy to bring an end to violence against women and girls. The Workers’ Party fully support the call by Women's Aid and urge the Assembly to begin work on this without further delay. Gemma Weir, Workers’ Party North Belfast said: “The continued absence of a strategy to address the issue [...]

March 12th, 2021|Comments Off on NI must develop a strategy to tackle violence against women and girls

Irish government must act as Biden signals no end to Cuba sanctions

The admission by a White House spokesperson that the Biden government does not intend to lift restrictions against Cuba introduced by Trump is yet more proof that the current US regime is no different to the last in any way, not least in its inhumane pursuit of US imperialist aims at any cost. Gavin Mendel-Gleason, [...]

March 11th, 2021|Comments Off on Irish government must act as Biden signals no end to Cuba sanctions