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Poorer Countries must have Equal Access to COVID Vaccine

The World Health Organisation (WHO) have warned that the world now faces a “catastrophic moral failure” due to the inequity with Covid vaccine policies. The Director General of WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, stated that there was clear inequity with the distribution of the vaccine. Richer nations were receiving the vaccine far quicker than people in [...]

January 26th, 2021|Comments Off on Poorer Countries must have Equal Access to COVID Vaccine

Palestine must have equal access to Covid vaccine

Israel have already administered the vaccine to a higher percentage of its population than other countries. While they have offered the vaccine to Palestinians with resident status in East Jerusalem, they have not done the same to those in the occupied West Bank or Gaza and it is unlikely that those living there will have [...]

January 20th, 2021|Comments Off on Palestine must have equal access to Covid vaccine

Delayed diagnosis and treatments will cause long term problems for the NHS

The chief executive of the Northern Trust has reported that 50 per cent of patients in Antrim Area Hospital have tested positive for Covid-19. Across the whole of the north there are now 840 Covid inpatients, 63 of which are in intensive care and hospitals are operating at 95 per cent capacity. Kieran McCausland, Workers’ [...]

January 20th, 2021|Comments Off on Delayed diagnosis and treatments will cause long term problems for the NHS

Dublin 7 Residents Voice Concern About Proposed Co-Living Development At Hendron’s Building, Upper Dominick Street

145 residents of Dublin Central have signed a petition in support of an objection lodged to An Bord Pleanála by Workers’ Party representative, Éilis Ryan. The objection concerns the proposed development of 280 ‘co-living’ apartments at Hendron’s Building, 36-40 Upper Dominick Street, D7. Submitting the objection to An Bord Pleanála today, Ryan commented: “The proposed [...]

January 19th, 2021|Comments Off on Dublin 7 Residents Voice Concern About Proposed Co-Living Development At Hendron’s Building, Upper Dominick Street

US must end sanctions in Syria

In December, a UN independent human rights expert called on the United States to remove the sanctions against Syria warning that it may seriously impede the rebuilding of the countries destroyed infrastructure and increase the already devastating humanitarian situation which is currently heighted by Covid-19. The United States were characteristically duplicitous when they first launched [...]

January 18th, 2021|Comments Off on US must end sanctions in Syria

Covid increases poverty levels

The independent Think Tank, Resolution Foundation has conducted a survey into the increase in poverty due to Covid. From the Summer of 2020 families with children who were in the lowest income bracket were reporting an increase in spending. Chris Bailie:Workers Party,Oldpark DEA said“the reason for the increase in poverty results from a variety of [...]

January 14th, 2021|Comments Off on Covid increases poverty levels

Mother and baby home survivors deserve better

After a five-year investigation the Commission of Investigation has produced its final report into Mother and Baby homes. The report makes for grim reading and we are faced with confronting one of the darkest and most shameful periods of our history. But confront it we must. The report reveals a culture of oppression and misogyny. [...]

January 12th, 2021|Comments Off on Mother and baby home survivors deserve better

Baby homes leak is a disgrace

The Workers’ Party wishes to note its disappointment at the leaking of the details of the Mother and Baby Home Commission report to the media. This action has caused a huge amount of distress to survivors who will have read this report in the newspaper yesterday with surprise and shock having expected to receive a [...]

January 12th, 2021|Comments Off on Baby homes leak is a disgrace

Minister fails special education as well as nurseries

Chris Bailie:Workers Party,Oldpark DEA representative has strongly criticised the Minister for Education who has shown complete contempt for special schools and their teaching staff. He said ‘Along with their colleagues in nurseries, special schools remain open. The Government have shown a complete lack of understanding and knowledge regarding what the role of special education teachers [...]

January 8th, 2021|Comments Off on Minister fails special education as well as nurseries

Minister fails teachers and students again

Gemma Weir, Workers Party North Belfast representative has slammed Education Minister Peter Weir for his total incompetence in supporting schools during the pandemic. Back in September schools were asked to come up with a plan for how to reopen safely and within the guidelines for social distancing. School leaders in every school in the North [...]

January 8th, 2021|Comments Off on Minister fails teachers and students again