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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

Budget 2022 will not reduce health inequalities

BUDGET 2022 Budget 2022 falls short of what working people need from our healthcare system according to Claire O’Connor, Workers’ Party representative for Dublin Central. O’Connor said: “The announcement that free GP care will be extended only to children aged six and seven does not go far enough. Every man, woman and child in this [...]

October 12th, 2021|Comments Off on Budget 2022 will not reduce health inequalities

Budget offers no real solution for childcare costs

The extension of the universal subsidy for parents to assist with the cost of childcare in Budget 2022 goes nowhere near far enough to support parents getting back to work, according to Seamus McDonagh Workers Party Meath. McDonagh said: "While we welcome longer subsidised hours and the expansion of access to childcare for working families, [...]

October 12th, 2021|Comments Off on Budget offers no real solution for childcare costs

Nationalise energy sector

Coupled with rising energy prices, the government’s plan to increase the carbon tax as part of Budget 2022 will add to the costs of working families, making increases in minimum wage and social welfare redundant, says David Gardiner - Workers' Party Palmerstown-Fonthill. Gardiner said: "The projected rate of inflation is 3.7%, meaning that the pathetic [...]

October 12th, 2021|Comments Off on Nationalise energy sector

COBBLESTONE

O'Connor calls for council to CPO cobblestone site The plans to build hotels at Merchant’s Arch and on the site of the Cobblestone pub are an attack on Dublin’s cultural heritage, according to Claire O’Connor, Workers’ Party representative for the North Inner City. O’Connor said: “Dublin is defined by the people who live here and [...]

October 9th, 2021|Comments Off on COBBLESTONE

BoI closures show necessity for state owned banking sector

88 branches of Bank of Ireland closed in the south yesterday along with 15 branches in the north as many customers must move to using the post office to bank money over the counter. Seamus McDonagh, Workers’ Party Meath said: “The post office does not provide for all services provided by the bank and as [...]

October 9th, 2021|Comments Off on BoI closures show necessity for state owned banking sector