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WORKERS’ PARTY BECOME FIRST IRISH PARTY TO BACK NUCLEAR ENERGY

The Workers' Party are the first party on the island of Ireland to endorse the development of nuclear energy in Ireland. The decision was taken at our recent Ard Fheis in Dublin, following two years of internal party discussion and debate on the issue. Speaking on the matter, party representative Garrett Greene said: "The vote [...]

November 29th, 2021|Comments Off on WORKERS’ PARTY BECOME FIRST IRISH PARTY TO BACK NUCLEAR ENERGY

Workers’ Party Ard Fheis 2021 Presidential address by Michael McCorry

Comrades and friends,  It is a great honour to be chosen as party president. I thank you all for your trust in me to take on this important role.  We have had a successful day today. It has been great to see everyone engaged in debate, focused for the future, determined to build our party [...]

November 26th, 2021|Comments Off on Workers’ Party Ard Fheis 2021 Presidential address by Michael McCorry

National Transport Authority Strategy falls far short of what is needed

Workers’ Party representatives across the country have reacted angrily to the review of the National Transport Authority strategy stating that it delivers absolutely nothing for workers. David Gardiner - Workers' Party Palmerstown-Fonthill said: “The announcement that no metro lines are to be developed for either the south or west of Dublin is ludicrous. In addition [...]

November 9th, 2021|Comments Off on National Transport Authority Strategy falls far short of what is needed

Socialism and democratic planning only solution to climate crisis

Warnings that failure to deal with the climate emergency will reverse decades of progress in poverty alleviation, lead to increasing conflicts and create tens of millions of climate refugees as the earth becomes inhabitable are stark. COP26 has focused on the major economies of the word but decarbonisation is impossible without real engagement with less [...]

November 8th, 2021|Comments Off on Socialism and democratic planning only solution to climate crisis

Joined up approached to health only way to tackle pressures on healthcare

As emergency departments across the north warn of possible closures due to extreme pressures it is time for the health committee to take action, invest in our NHS and implement a strategy that will ensure the best outcomes possible for patients and staff, according to the Workers' Party. Gemma Weir, Workers’ Party representative of Castle [...]

November 3rd, 2021|Comments Off on Joined up approached to health only way to tackle pressures on healthcare

Spiralling cost of living pushes workers into poverty

As thousands of workers are hit with rising energy costs they now face an additional increase in the cost of bin collections and TV packages. The cost of living for the average person is spiralling out of control and pushing people into further poverty according to David Gardiner, representative for Workers’ Party Palmerstown-Fonthill. Gardiner said" [...]

November 2nd, 2021|Comments Off on Spiralling cost of living pushes workers into poverty

Properly funded NHS system needed to reduce health inequalities

Letsbuyhealthcare is yet another insult to workers and further proof that the government has no intention of implementing Sláintecare or anything remotely like it according to Cathie Shiels, Workers’ Party representative for Finglas/Ballymun. “This new service allows people, who do not have a medical card or health insurance, to buy vouchers or ‘healthcare coins’ to [...]

November 2nd, 2021|Comments Off on Properly funded NHS system needed to reduce health inequalities

VINCENT BYRNE SITE PLAN COULD BE BUILT WITH JUST ONE EXIT FOR VEHICLES.

A dispute over right-of-way in Palmerstown means that the development on the Vincent Byrne site could be left with only one entrance/exit upon completion. The disagreement, according to a report from the Irish Times, is between the developer of the site and Palmerstown RPM, which owns the adjacent Palmerstown Business Park. David Gardiner - Workers' [...]

October 18th, 2021|Comments Off on VINCENT BYRNE SITE PLAN COULD BE BUILT WITH JUST ONE EXIT FOR VEHICLES.

More efficient public transport needed for young people to avail of discounts

A more efficient public transport service is needed in order to ensure that young people can make the most of the discounted rates announced in Budget 2022. It is a positive development that some young people will only have to pay half price for public transport. Not only will it make transport more affordable, but [...]

October 13th, 2021|Comments Off on More efficient public transport needed for young people to avail of discounts

Budget 2022 – no support for renters

The lack of support given in Budget 2022 to those on low to middle incomes in the rental sector is stark and deeply concerning, according to Cathie Shiels, Workers’ Party representative Ballymun-Finglas. Shiels said: "The pandemic has increased the number of workers unable to afford their homes in the rental sector. Coupled with rising rents, [...]

October 12th, 2021|Comments Off on Budget 2022 – no support for renters