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DUP, Sinn Féin continue to fail women in NI

An FOI request has revealed that the cross community veto was used on three separate occasions by the DUP to block a legal requirement allowing women to access abortion services in Northern Ireland. Gemma Weir, Workers’ Party North Belfast said: “It is disgraceful, but unsurprising, that the DUP have used this veto on three occasions [...]

March 21st, 2021|Comments Off on DUP, Sinn Féin continue to fail women in NI

Abortion services must be made available to women in NI

The Secretary of State is set to bring forward new regulations to Westminster over the next week which will allow him to direct the NI Exec to make abortion services available to women in Northern Ireland. This comes on the back of the Assembly voting to restrict abortion services when they have already failed to [...]

March 19th, 2021|Comments Off on Abortion services must be made available to women in NI

Sinn Féin and DUP fail women in NI

The Severe Fetal Impairment Bill, which was brough by DUP MLA Paul Givan has passed the second stage by a staggering 48 votes to 12. This means the bill will now go forward for scrutiny at the health committee.  Gemma Weir, Workers’ Party representative in North Belfast said: “Abortion laws were changed last year following legislation [...]

March 16th, 2021|Comments Off on Sinn Féin and DUP fail women in NI

NI must develop a strategy to tackle violence against women and girls

Northern Ireland has no specific strategy to bring an end to violence against women and girls. The Workers’ Party fully support the call by Women's Aid and urge the Assembly to begin work on this without further delay. Gemma Weir, Workers’ Party North Belfast said: “The continued absence of a strategy to address the issue [...]

March 12th, 2021|Comments Off on NI must develop a strategy to tackle violence against women and girls

Irish government must act as Biden signals no end to Cuba sanctions

The admission by a White House spokesperson that the Biden government does not intend to lift restrictions against Cuba introduced by Trump is yet more proof that the current US regime is no different to the last in any way, not least in its inhumane pursuit of US imperialist aims at any cost. Gavin Mendel-Gleason, [...]

March 11th, 2021|Comments Off on Irish government must act as Biden signals no end to Cuba sanctions

Harris must clarify or withdraw claims that left-wing groups attended Grafton Street anti-lockdown demos

The Workers’ Party have called for Garda Commissioner Drew Harris to withdraw his comments that left-wing groups were associated with today’s Grafton Street anti-lockdown protest, unless he is able to provide further detail about which groups attended. Workers’ Party representative Éilis Ryan said: “Today’s demonstrations on Grafton Street were organised primarily by racist elements who [...]

February 27th, 2021|Comments Off on Harris must clarify or withdraw claims that left-wing groups attended Grafton Street anti-lockdown demos

Residents living in unsanitary conditions

Residents at Kinnaird Close, North Belfast contacted the Workers’ Party via our online advice centre regarding a very serious health and safety risk relating to overflowing bins and unsanitary conditions. To investigate the issue further Chris Bailie:Workers Party,Oldpark DEA, went to speak to some residents. Bailie said:“There are several very serious issues that are currently [...]

February 22nd, 2021|Comments Off on Residents living in unsanitary conditions

Land Development Agency bypassing of councillors is a power-grab by developers

The Workers’ Party has condemned the proposal by the Land Development Agency (LDA) to bypass local authority councillors when land is sold by a local authority to the LDA, saying the proposal represents a power grab by private developers.  Commenting on the issue, Workers’ Party representative in Dublin Midwest, David Gardiner, said: “One of the few [...]

February 15th, 2021|Comments Off on Land Development Agency bypassing of councillors is a power-grab by developers

Council must introduce affordability guarantee for social housing purchases

Dublin City Council must introduce an ‘affordability guarantee’ which ensures that Part V social housing purchases will be affordable, according to the Workers’ Party. The call comes in the wake of revelations that developer Johnny Ronan is set to sell units from a new docklands development to the City Council for close to €1 million.   [...]

February 15th, 2021|Comments Off on Council must introduce affordability guarantee for social housing purchases

Remembering Comrade John Jefferies

John joined the Workers’ Party in the late 1980s, becoming a member of a branch in the Cork South Central Constituency. At that time John was working in the retail trade and was already an active trade unionist in the then Irish Distributive and Administrative Union (IDATU) which has since merged with the Irish National [...]

February 10th, 2021|Comments Off on Remembering Comrade John Jefferies