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Nationalise private hospitals

The Workers' Party supports the call from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) to nationalise all private hospitals to fight against COVID-19. David Gardiner, Workers' Party representative in Palmerstown-Fonthill, said: "The healthcare system is clearly overloaded and struggling to cope. The government plans only to nationalise a third of the private hospital capacity, that [...]

January 13th, 2021|Comments Off on Nationalise private hospitals

Government fails Leaving Cert students

Workers' Party Youth has accused the government of failing Leaving Cert students, urging them to make preparations for the possibility of a non-traditional Leaving Cert. Eoghan Gardiner, Secretary of Workers' Party Youth, said: "The plan to send Leaving Cert students into school is reckless. Rather than praying that students can sit their exams come June, [...]

January 6th, 2021|Comments Off on Government fails Leaving Cert students

School closure must be extended

The Workers’ Party has called for the closure of schools to be extended beyond January 11th, as previously announced by the government, following the increase in COVID-19 cases. David Gardiner, Workers’ Party representative in Palmerstown-Fonthill, said: “Despite the recent case numbers, which are expected to continue to increase over the coming days, the government has [...]

January 4th, 2021|Comments Off on School closure must be extended

Emergency driver theory test measures required to make up for Covid backlog 

The Workers’ Party has called for driver theory tests to be fast tracked for learner drivers facing Covid-related delays to their scheduled theory tests. The call comes following an announcement that driver theory tests would suspended for the third time in twelve months due to Level 5 Covid-19 restrictions.  Speaking on the matter, Workers’ Party [...]

January 4th, 2021|Comments Off on Emergency driver theory test measures required to make up for Covid backlog 

Zero Covid strategy necessary to combat “out-of-control virus”

The Workers' Party has once again called for the implementation of a Zero Covid strategy in order to tackle the "out-of-control virus." David Gardiner, Workers' Party representative in Dublin Mid-West, said: “According to NPHT there is currently a backlog of thousands of positive swabs awaiting verification." "This is the result of an under-resourced public health [...]

January 2nd, 2021|Comments Off on Zero Covid strategy necessary to combat “out-of-control virus”

New Years Message 2021

On behalf of the Workers’ Party, The Ard Comhairle would like to extend New Year’s greetings to all Party members and their families and to our, friends and supporters both at home and abroad. We would like also to take this opportunity to offer our condolences and sympathies to the families and friends of Comrades [...]

January 1st, 2021|Comments Off on New Years Message 2021

Workers’ Party appeals for calm following Clonee shooting

The Workers' Party has appealed for calm following the fatal shooting of a man carrying a knife by Gardaí in Clonee. A spokesperson said: "The Workers' Party finds it regrettable that an incident has taken place involving an attack on a shop worker and the tragic fatal shooting of a man in connection." "We appeal [...]

December 31st, 2020|Comments Off on Workers’ Party appeals for calm following Clonee shooting

All-island approach a must to tackle COVID-19

David Gardiner, Workers' Party representative for Palmerstown-Fonthill has called for an all-island approach to COVID-19, calling the travel ban on Britain “redundant” as a result of the border in the north. "The government recently announced, amongst other restrictions, an extension of the travel ban on Britain. This, however, has been made redundant by the border [...]

December 22nd, 2020|Comments Off on All-island approach a must to tackle COVID-19

Student nurse pay vote shows how little gov values workers and students

Eoghan Gardiner, Secretary of Workers' Party Youth, has reacted to the decision taken by the government to vote against paying student nurses. Gardiner said: "The fact that the government has voted against paying student nurses, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, shows how little they value workers, students and our families." "They'll happily sing [...]

December 3rd, 2020|Comments Off on Student nurse pay vote shows how little gov values workers and students

Rent continues to rise

The average price of rent is higher than it was this time last year, according to the Daft.ie Rental Price Report for the third quarter of 2020. The increase has seen criticism aimed at the government. David Gardiner - Workers' Party Palmerstown-Fonthill, said: “The fact that rent is still on the rise nationally shows that, [...]

November 9th, 2020|Comments Off on Rent continues to rise