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NI Housing Executive must be protected from privatisation

There can be no doubt, despite the dressing up, the recent statement delivered by the Minister of Communities regarding the Northern Ireland Housing Executive is nothing more than a plan for privatisation. Despite the minister’s statement that ‘we need to build more social homes’ all the signs are clear, the plan is to break up [...]

January 8th, 2021|Comments Off on NI Housing Executive must be protected from privatisation

NI Minster reopens schools with no consultation

In an incredibly contemptuous and cowardly move the Northern Ireland Minster for Education has sent a letter to schools this evening informing Principals that schools will reopen as normal in January. This comes with no consultation with Union officials after a scheduled meeting was cancelled today. Gemma Weir, Workers Party North Belfast representative said ‘the [...]

January 8th, 2021|Comments Off on NI Minster reopens schools with no consultation

Free Julian Assange

United States Embassy 42 Elgin Rd, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 United States Consulate Danesfort House, 223 Stranmillis Road, Belfast BT9 5GR The Workers’ Party of Ireland 8 New Cabra Road, Dublin 1 Mr. President, We in the Workers’ Party of Ireland request that you pardon Julian Assange. Julian Assange has been imprisoned for the past ten [...]

January 3rd, 2021|Comments Off on Free Julian Assange

NI Minister for Education puts selection process ahead of lives

In an incredibly contemptuous and cowardly move the Northern Ireland Minster for Education has sent a letter to schools this evening informing Principals that schools will reopen as normal in January. This comes with no consultation with Union officials after a scheduled meeting was cancelled today. Gemma Weir, Workers Party North Belfast representative said ‘the [...]

December 18th, 2020|Comments Off on NI Minister for Education puts selection process ahead of lives

Calls for co-living moratorium, as new units advertised before planning granted

Workers’ Party representative for Dublin Central, Éilis Ryan, has condemned an international co-living landlord for advertising and taking applications for a shared accommodation residence on Dominick Street, Dublin 7, before planning permission has been granted for the development.  Ryan said: "Cityliving, a major international property management company which already manages co-living units in Galway and Dublin, [...]

December 14th, 2020|Comments Off on Calls for co-living moratorium, as new units advertised before planning granted

OTD 12th December 1956 the Border Campaign began

Seán Garland (1934-2018) joined the Irish Republican Army in the early 1950s, leading the Republican Movement forward with unapologetically socialist republican politics, standing firmly against sectarian nationalists, ultra-leftists and careerist politicians all throughout his life. Garland led the 1956 raid of Gough Barracks in Armagh and the 1957 raid of Brookeborough RUC barracks, made popular [...]

December 12th, 2020|Comments Off on OTD 12th December 1956 the Border Campaign began

NI Housing Executive must be protected from privatisation

The Workers’ Party notes with disappointment that Sinn Féin and the DUP have voted down a motion at Belfast City Council opposing any attempt at privatisation of the Housing Executive this evening. Speaking on the subject Workers' Party representative Chris Bailie:Workers Party,Oldpark DEA said ‘the housing situation across Belfast is already dire with many families [...]

December 11th, 2020|Comments Off on NI Housing Executive must be protected from privatisation

Palestinian children held in solitary by Israeli military

A shocking report from Defense for Children International – Palestine (DCIP) has revealed that between 1 January 2016 and 31 December 2019 there were an unbelievable 108 documented cases where Palestinian children were arrested and held in isolation for two or more days by Israeli military during the so-called interrogation period. The report states that [...]

December 11th, 2020|Comments Off on Palestinian children held in solitary by Israeli military

Global poverty to increase due to COVID-19

A United Nations report has revealed that the current Covid-19 pandemic is rapidly increasing the number of people who require humanitarian assistance. The report states that extreme poverty has increased dramatically in the past year as a result of the pandemic. A shocking one in 33 people will require aid in order to meet their [...]

December 11th, 2020|Comments Off on Global poverty to increase due to COVID-19

Palestine at crisis level with COVID yet vaccine only available for Israel

A recent report has stated that Germany has guaranteed Israel inclusion in the EU Covid-19 vaccination deal. The commitment was made by both the German Foreign Minister and Health Minster to the Israeli Foreign Minster in what has been coined a ‘continuation of the country’s special relationship’. It is believed that Germany pushed for Israel [...]

December 9th, 2020|Comments Off on Palestine at crisis level with COVID yet vaccine only available for Israel