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Public planning programme of direct infrastructure development needed to tackle climate change

Following the deaths and destruction from floods and fires in Europe, it has become abundantly clear that there are consequences to unsustainable development. States have responded to the increasingly obvious threat by establishing goals and targets. However this problem can not be solved without significant changes to infrastructure, and these changes require "joined up thinking". [...]

August 13th, 2021|Comments Off on Public planning programme of direct infrastructure development needed to tackle climate change

Abortion services must be available to women in NI

Westminster directive to Stormont’s Department of Health to set up full and accessible abortion services by no later than March 2022 is welcome according to Gemma Weir, Workers’ Party Castle DEA.  “Changes to abortion law took effect in 2020 in the absence of devolution. But the commissioning of services has continued to face obstacle [...]

July 22nd, 2021|Comments Off on Abortion services must be available to women in NI

No place for racism or division in our communities

The recent comments from Marc Collins, DUP councillor for Mid and East Antrim are nothing more than racist dog whistling says Chris Bailie:Workers Party,Oldpark DEA: “Mr Collins is very quick to say that his comments are not racist and merely have the interests of working class families at heart but this is blatantly untrue. The [...]

July 22nd, 2021|Comments Off on No place for racism or division in our communities

No place for sectarianism

Last year saw an increase in sectarian attacks and there is no doubt that this year will see another rise. Chris Bailie:Workers Party,Oldpark DEA said: “Recently we have seen an attack on a 12 year old boy by five others and another attack on a mother of two who’s windows were broken in the house [...]

July 20th, 2021|Comments Off on No place for sectarianism

End sanctions against Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela

The United States has a wide-ranging sanctions programme which affects two dozen countries around the world. Three of these counties are in Latin America: Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela. These sanctions are extremely severe and cause untold suffering to the population of the respective countries. These sanctions are also illegal under the UN charter. During the [...]

July 20th, 2021|Comments Off on End sanctions against Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela

Solidarity with German Communists

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 Solidarity with German Communists

Community led response only way to solve bonfire tensions

There has been much backwards and forwards about the Eleventh night bonfires particularly the one located in the Tigers Bay Area of North Belfast. Which is a source of escalating tensions among residents in the New Lodge and the fact the bonfire has been built too close to the interface. Chris Bailie, Workers’ Party Oldpark [...]

July 9th, 2021|Comments Off on Community led response only way to solve bonfire tensions

Prospect Hill apartments must remain in public hands

Prospect Hill apartments must remain in public hands, according to Cathie Shiels, Workers' Party representative for Ballymun-Finglas. Shiels said:“That NAMA is going to sell Finglas apartments into the private market is bad enough, but what’s worse is that these apartments will likely be sold to a single investment fund which can increase rents in almost [...]

July 1st, 2021|Comments Off on Prospect Hill apartments must remain in public hands

‘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