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Bodenstown Oration 2022

Fáilte roimh chairde agus comrádaithe, Once again we gather at the grave of Wolfe Tone to celebrate and commemorate his revolutionary vision and that of the United Irishmen. Their belief in secular republicanism, in a free and equal Ireland where false religious divisions would give way to the ‘common name of Irishman’ remains central to [...]

July 4th, 2022|Comments Off on Bodenstown Oration 2022

Easter Commemoration Oration – Dublin

Comrades and Friends We gather today, on the 106th anniversary of the Easter Rising, to remember and honour those who fought in Easter Week 1916; to acknowledge the importance of the progressive and democratic ideals of Pearse and Connolly and of the Easter Proclamation, and to build on them. Our Easter Commemoration also offers us [...]

April 24th, 2022|Comments Off on Easter Commemoration Oration – Dublin

Easter Commemoration, Belfast 2022

The oration this year was given by Peter Sullivan, West Belfast. Comrades and friends, After two years of meeting virtually for our Easter commemoration we are finally able to gather in person. As many of you will know, our commemoration this year faced difficulties, due to a total abdication of responsibility from the Parades Commission [...]

April 17th, 2022|Comments Off on Easter Commemoration, Belfast 2022

European peace conference essential to Ukraine solution

The escalation of the Russian-American conflict into a Russian-Ukrainian war is a tragic development. The Workers’ Party of Ireland is mindful of the loss of human life and the destruction of valuable infrastructure and calls upon all parties, including the USA, to de-escalate, which it could easily do by instructing its vassal in Kiev to [...]

February 26th, 2022|Comments Off on European peace conference essential to Ukraine solution

State must build district heating infrastructure to meet climate goals

The report from Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) confirms that the current focus on reducing energy demand will not be enough to eliminate fossil fuel use. It is time for the state to build district heating infrastructure to meet climate goals according to Garrett Greene, Workers’ Party representative for Cabra-Glasnevin. “The Worker’s Party has [...]

February 22nd, 2022|Comments Off on State must build district heating infrastructure to meet climate goals

Tackling waiting lists effectively requires a holistic approach

As waiting times increase for patients the government must look for a sustainable plan to reduce waiting times rather than a superficial solution which avoids getting to the root causes of delays.  There are some factors that are particularly important in achieving and sustaining waiting list reductions. A sustained focus on the task, an understanding [...]

February 18th, 2022|Comments Off on Tackling waiting lists effectively requires a holistic approach

The state must finance the cost of retrofitting for low and middle income households: Requirement for up-front payment means retrofit scheme is just another subsidy for the wealthy.

As energy bills soar and the climate crisis looms, there is an urgent need to improve the energy efficiency of Ireland’s low-quality housing and reduce heating bills. Yet the government’s much vaunted retrofit scheme requires ordinary households to pay tens of thousands in up-front costs before they can avail of state subsidies. If this scheme [...]

February 14th, 2022|Comments Off on The state must finance the cost of retrofitting for low and middle income households: Requirement for up-front payment means retrofit scheme is just another subsidy for the wealthy.

More investment in Mental Health services required urgently

The Workers’ Party welcome the suicide prevention infrastructure due to begin this summer, piloting at Divis and Clifton Street bridges but we still require serious investment into our mental health services according to Gemma Weir, Workers’ Party North Belfast. “While these preventive measures are very welcome there is a lot more to be done to [...]

February 11th, 2022|Comments Off on More investment in Mental Health services required urgently

Government measures to address the cost of living crisis goes nowhere near far enough

The government measures to address the cost of living crisis goes nowhere near far enough to help workers according to David Gardiner, Workers’ Party Palmerstown-Fonthill.  “The government seems to think that one-off temporary measures are enough with no intention of tackling the underlying causes. A one off payment of €200 towards electricity bills in no [...]

February 11th, 2022|Comments Off on Government measures to address the cost of living crisis goes nowhere near far enough

Spiralling increases in cost of living set to plunge more workers into poverty

In recent weeks the price of bread, milk and butter has increased by 10-30 cent. While this may not seem like much on the surface for a family who buy three loaves of bread, 10 liters of milk and one large tub of butter a week this will see an increase to their food bill [...]

February 9th, 2022|Comments Off on Spiralling increases in cost of living set to plunge more workers into poverty