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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

Workers’ Party calls for civic forum to debate national question

In the wake of Brexit, with the reality of a trade border (whether physical or virtual) in the Irish Sea, and increasing constitutional instability within the UK due to increasing demands and support for Scottish independence, the issue of a border poll in Northern Ireland is more and more becoming a live political issue. There [...]

February 8th, 2021|Comments Off on Workers’ Party calls for civic forum to debate national question

Pandemic affecting children’s mental health

A study conducted by NHS digital found that the number of children effected by mental health issues during the pandemic has increased from one in nine to one in six. The reasons given by children are family tensions and financial worries. More than half of young people have also reported feelings of anxiety which is [...]

February 4th, 2021|Comments Off on Pandemic affecting children’s mental health

Government must work with teachers to safely reopen schools

The Republic of Ireland is an outlier in Europe in not reopening schools for children with special needs after the Christmas recess. The effects of this on many children with special education needs and their families has been extremely challenging. We have heard very worrying stories and reports of families left alone without support, children [...]

February 1st, 2021|Comments Off on Government must work with teachers to safely reopen schools

Infection rates in hospitals out of control

The Workers’ Party has reacted to a report from the INMO which states that infection rates in hospitals are ‘out of control’. Éilis Ryan, Workers’ Party Dublin Central said “Currently over 5,4000 health workers now have Covid with as many as 2,000 contracting it in work. The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation have stated that [...]

January 28th, 2021|Comments Off on Infection rates in hospitals out of control

Over Reliance on Vaccine Dangerous

The Workers' Party has accused the government of relying too heavily on the quick and flawless distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine. This comes following production issues which will see Ireland receive only half of the vaccines initially expected. Cathie Shiels - Workers' Party Ballymun-Finglas said:"The HSE being set to receive only 300,000 vaccines is a [...]

January 28th, 2021|Comments Off on Over Reliance on Vaccine Dangerous

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