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Public toilets and more bins for Waterstown Park

South Dublin County Council should provide public toilets and more bins in Waterstown Park ahead of the summer months, according to David Gardiner, Workers’ Party representative for Palmerstown-Fonthill. Gardiner said: “As the weather improves over the summer months, more people are going to be making use of Waterstown Park. To facilitate the increase in footfall, [...]

June 16th, 2022|Comments Off on Public toilets and more bins for Waterstown Park

Workers’ Party calls for cabinet-style of local democracy

A cabinet-style system of local democracy, akin to a parliamentary model, should be considered as an alternative by the Dublin Citizens’ Assembly on a directly-elected mayor, according to David Gardiner, Workers’ Party representative for Palmerstown-Fonthill. Gardiner explained: “In order to properly democratise our local authorities, the party or coalition with the most seats in a [...]

May 23rd, 2022|Comments Off on Workers’ Party calls for cabinet-style of local democracy

Ireland needs a high-quality and accessible all-island healthcare system

As a record number of COVID-19 cases have been recorded in recent days both north and south, two Workers’ Party representatives on either side of the border are calling for a high-quality and accessible all-island healthcare system. David Gardiner, Workers’ Party representative in Palmerstown-Fonthill, said: “Politicians have had a year to prepare for a spike [...]

December 31st, 2021|Comments Off on Ireland needs a high-quality and accessible all-island healthcare system

Government must take serious action on climate crisis

Following a report which shows that 90% of Irish people believe that Ireland needs to act on climate change, it is time that the government starts exploring options such as nuclear energy, according to Garrett Greene, Workers' Party representative for Cabra-Glasnevin. Greene, who has a background in physics, said: "Nuclear energy is the only proven [...]

December 10th, 2021|Comments Off on Government must take serious action on climate crisis

Workers’ Party calls for library and teenspace for Palmerstown in SDCC County Development Plan

The Workers’ Party is currently in the process of submitting an observation on South Dublin County Council’s Draft County Development Plan 2022-28. The plan essentially sets the agenda for what work the council will carry out in the future. David Gardiner, Workers’ Party representative for Palmerstown-Fonthill, said: “There are parts of the plan that we [...]

July 8th, 2021|Comments Off on Workers’ Party calls for library and teenspace for Palmerstown in SDCC County Development Plan

Train station at Kylemore would serve Ballyfermot and surrounding areas

The Workers' Party has called for a new train station at Kylemore in Ballyfermot to better serve the suburb and surrounding areas of west Dublin, as part of a submission on the DART+ South West project. David Gardiner, Workers' Party representative for Palmerstown-Fonthill and Dublin Mid-West, said: "Access to the city centre from Ballyfermot, and [...]

June 23rd, 2021|Comments Off on Train station at Kylemore would serve Ballyfermot and surrounding areas

Public toilets and overflow bins for south Dublin parks

South Dublin County Council should prepare for an increase in footfall in local parks by installing public toilets and overflow bins, according to David Gardiner, Workers’ Party representative for Palmerstown-Fonthill. He said: "As restrictions are planned to be eased over the summer, people are going to spend a lot of time outdoors, going for a [...]

April 22nd, 2021|Comments Off on Public toilets and overflow bins for south Dublin parks

Solidarity with the Communist Party of India (Marxist) in Kerala Legislative Assembly elections

The Workers’ Party of Ireland sends its solidarity and best wishes to the Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI-M) and other progressive forces within the Left Democratic Front (LDF), as it contests Legislative Assembly elections in Kerala today. The Left Democratic Front, led by the CPI-M, enters the elections amidst the turmoil of a global [...]

April 6th, 2021|Comments Off on Solidarity with the Communist Party of India (Marxist) in Kerala Legislative Assembly elections

Rebuild the Silver Bridge

Plans for conservation works on the Silver Bridge in Palmerstown need to be elaborated upon according to David Gardiner, Workers' Party representative in Palmerstown-Fonthill. He criticised Fingal County Council, responsible for the future of the bridge, for a lack of detail in their plan and failure to follow-up. "The allocation of money to conservation works [...]

February 17th, 2021|Comments Off on Rebuild the Silver Bridge

Irish Daily Mail attacks paramedics amid government vaccine rollout failures

Firefighter, paramedic and Workers’ Party representative David Gardiner has accused the irish Daily Mail of insulting frontline workers, following an article implying that Dublin paramedics jumped the queue for the COVID-19 vaccine, while also criticising the government for the roll-out. Gardiner said: “The Irish Daily Mail article portraying Dublin Fire Brigade paramedics as jumping the [...]

January 18th, 2021|Comments Off on Irish Daily Mail attacks paramedics amid government vaccine rollout failures