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Calls for Dublin plebiscite on public land ownership ahead of O’Devaney vote

Workers' Party representative Éilis Ryan has called for a Dublin-wide plebiscite on the use and ownership of public lands, ahead of a vote tonight at Dublin City Council on whether or not to grant the lands to Bartra Capital for development. In 2016, then councillor Ryan successfully proposed a plan for 100% public cost rental [...]

October 7th, 2019|Comments Off on Calls for Dublin plebiscite on public land ownership ahead of O’Devaney vote

Sinn Féin rent tax break criticised as a “Fianna Fáil-style” public handout to landlords

Sinn Féin have come in for criticism for their proposal that a tax break equivalent to one month's rent be granted to those renting from private landlords. Workers' Party local representative Éilis Ryan today (Monday) said the tax break was a return to Celtic Tiger Fianna Fáil politics, and amounted to a public handout for [...]

September 30th, 2019|Comments Off on Sinn Féin rent tax break criticised as a “Fianna Fáil-style” public handout to landlords

Dublin councillors vote to sell off public land in breach of Dublin agreement

Newly-elected councillors have come in for criticism from Workers' Party representative Éilis Ryan after voting last night (Monday 2nd September) to sell off a plot of public land to private developers on Harcourt Street, Dublin 2. The decision reverses a vote by the previous council - led by then councillor Éilis Ryan - to prevent [...]

September 3rd, 2019|Comments Off on Dublin councillors vote to sell off public land in breach of Dublin agreement

PTSB blocks banking transaction for mentioning “Cuba”

The Workers’ Party has led criticisms of Permanent TSB for implementing United States legislation which for decades has imposed an economic embargo on trade and travel between the United States and Cuba. The Party says it had restrictions placed on its bank transactions by PTSB last week, because the bank transfer - between two Irish [...]

August 18th, 2019|Comments Off on PTSB blocks banking transaction for mentioning “Cuba”

Irish Ferries must scrap “Car Only” ferry crossings to help tackle climate crisis

The Workers’ Party have called for all ferry companies to accept foot and bicycle passengers, in light of the urgent need to decrease the country’s carbon emissions. The call comes as both Irish Ferries (on their Epsilon sailings to France and the UK), and Brittany Ferries (on their Santander crossing), introduce car-only ferry sailings, which [...]

August 18th, 2019|Comments Off on Irish Ferries must scrap “Car Only” ferry crossings to help tackle climate crisis

Dublin City Council must implement Dublin Fire Brigade safe manning levels agreement

Firefighter and Workers' Party representative in Palmerstown-Fonthill David Gardiner has come out in support of calls made by Dublin Fire Brigade SIPTU Section Committee, of which he is a member, on Dublin City Council to implement agreements entered into with regards to manning levels. Gardiner said: "The Section Committee has called on SIPTU members in [...]

August 15th, 2019|Comments Off on Dublin City Council must implement Dublin Fire Brigade safe manning levels agreement

Solidarity Message from The Workers’ Party of Ireland condemning the Detention of Indian Communist Leaders at Srinigar Airport

The Workers Party of Ireland condemns the unlawful and undemocratic detention of Comrade Sitaram Yechury, General Secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and Comrade D Raja, General Secretary of the Communist Party of India, at Srinagar Airport on 9th August 2019. They were on their way to meet members and activists of their [...]

August 14th, 2019|Comments Off on Solidarity Message from The Workers’ Party of Ireland condemning the Detention of Indian Communist Leaders at Srinigar Airport

Solidarity Message from the Workers’ Party of Ireland to the Government and People of Venezuela against Imperialist Aggression

The Workers Party of Ireland condemns the announcement by U.S. President Donald Trump on 6th August of a total U.S. economic blockade of Venezuela. By virtue of this illegal U.S. executive order, all entities within the United States and worldwide, whether individual, corporate or governmental, are prohibited from engaging in any economic, commercial or financial [...]

August 14th, 2019|Comments Off on Solidarity Message from the Workers’ Party of Ireland to the Government and People of Venezuela against Imperialist Aggression

HSE must make funding available to ensure full quality services at Stewarts Hospital

David Gardiner, Workers' Party representative in Palmerstown-Fonthill, has called on the Health Service Executive (HSE) to ensure that adequate funding is made available to provide the users of Stewarts Hospital with a high standard of care, following a reduction in services by facilities operated by Stewarts Hospital in Palmerstown Village. "Staff from Stewarts have told [...]

July 30th, 2019|Comments Off on HSE must make funding available to ensure full quality services at Stewarts Hospital

Solidarity Message from the Workers’ Party of Ireland to the Communist Party of Greece ahead of the Greek elections.

To: The Central Committee, Communist Party of Greece  6th July 2019  Dear comrades,  The Workers Party of Ireland sends warm comradely greetings and solidarity to the Communist Party of Greece on the eve of the parliamentary elections in Greece to be held on 7th July 2019. We have observed the confidence and optimism of the party [...]

July 7th, 2019|Comments Off on Solidarity Message from the Workers’ Party of Ireland to the Communist Party of Greece ahead of the Greek elections.