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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

Workers’ Party appeal for calm and unity

The Workers’ Party, once again, strongly condemns the violence and disorder which took place last night. This is not the correct way for the Unionist community to air their frustrations and only further fuels the sectarian divide. Elected leaders, Trade Unions and community representatives must use all their influence to deter young people from engaging [...]

April 8th, 2021|Comments Off on Workers’ Party appeal for calm and unity

Easter Oration 2021

The Workers' Party 2021 Easter Commemoration was held online due to the covid pandemic. Caoimhe Garland, Ard Comhairle and Belfast Workers' Party gave the oration below. Fáilte, a chairde agus a chomrádaithe chuig ár gcomóradh Éirí Amach na Cásca. Welcome to the Easter commemoration of the Workers’ Party. For the second year in a row [...]

April 5th, 2021|Comments Off on Easter Oration 2021

Sinn Féin hypocrisy continues

The outrage at a cartoon detecting Mary-Lou as a witch in the Irish Independent at the weekend has completely overshadow the failure of Sinn Féin to support a woman’s right to choose in the north. Gemma Weir, Workers’ Party representative for North Belfast said: “Reports today that women were being screamed at, in Newry, as [...]

March 22nd, 2021|Comments Off on Sinn Féin hypocrisy continues