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So far Eilis Ryan has created 259 blog entries.

Cork bus routes must be nationalised and funded to survive Coronavirus’s impact

Workers’ Party councillor Ted Tynan has called for all long-distance bus services serving Cork, along with a range of other public transport options, to be nationalised, in order to survive the impact of the Coronavirus.  Cllr. Tynan said:  “On Monday, Bus Éireann announced their Expressway service may not survive the Coronovirus outbreak. Citylink have now [...]

March 21st, 2020|Comments Off on Cork bus routes must be nationalised and funded to survive Coronavirus’s impact

Workers’ Party calls for a ban on non-essential inbound travel to Ireland

Calls for nationalisation of Irish Ferries, aid to Aer Lingus The Workers' Party has called for an immediate ban on non-essential travel into the island of Ireland, saying the measure is now essential to enabling our response to the Coronavirus.  Workers' Party representative Éilis Ryan said:  "What we know right now is that limiting interaction [...]

March 19th, 2020|Comments Off on Workers’ Party calls for a ban on non-essential inbound travel to Ireland

All-Island approach to Coronavirus is essential to safeguarding NI

The Workers’ Party has called for an all-island approach to tackling the Coronavirus, stating that this is the only way to safeguard the wellbeing of populations both North and South of the border. Speaking on the matter, Workers’ Party representative Christopher Bailie said:  “We have seen an enormous gulf between the responses of the British [...]

March 18th, 2020|Comments Off on All-Island approach to Coronavirus is essential to safeguarding NI

Workers’ Party statement on COVID-19 on the island of Ireland

Rapid expansion of emergency measures required to switch Ireland from Italy to China trajectory From statistics released to date, and taking into account the types of preventive measures adopted in Ireland to date, and the state of our health system, it is clear at this point that Ireland is on a track more similar to [...]

March 18th, 2020|Comments Off on Workers’ Party statement on COVID-19 on the island of Ireland

Landlords who refuse to suspend rent payments should have properties CPO’ed

The Workers' Party have called for emergency legislation allowing the state to compulsorily purchase, at a discount, the properties of any landlords who fail to suspend rent payments.  Workers' Party representative Éilis Ryan called for the measure, saying:  "We believe there must be an immediate suspension of all mortgage and rent payments, in light of [...]

March 17th, 2020|Comments Off on Landlords who refuse to suspend rent payments should have properties CPO’ed

Calls for state to support community solidarity volunteers in providing for elderly, sick

The Workers' Party has called for the state to provide guidelines and support to community-based voluntary initiatives aimed at ensuring the elderly and sick are able to self-isolate as necessary.  David Gardiner, a paramedic and Workers' Party representative, made the call today saying:  "It's clear there is a worthy appetite in every community to ensure [...]

March 15th, 2020|Comments Off on Calls for state to support community solidarity volunteers in providing for elderly, sick

Workers’ Party calls for state to begin direct manufacture of essential medical equipment to secure supply lines

 Calls for emergency state-led expansion of medical equipment sector to secure supply lines  State should limit exports of necessary medical equipment out of Ireland  The Workers' Party has called for the state to begin immediate manufacturing of essential medical supplies, to secure supply lines for the months to come.   Workers' Party representative Éilis Ryan said:   [...]

March 15th, 2020|Comments Off on Workers’ Party calls for state to begin direct manufacture of essential medical equipment to secure supply lines

Note from the Workers’ Party President on the death of John Jefferies

It is with deep sadness that I have learned the shocking news of the sudden and untimely death of my esteemed Party colleague, John Jefferies. For virtually his entire adult life John was actively involved in the politics of the Workers’ Party, both in his home city of Cork, as well as regionally and nationally. [...]

February 13th, 2020|Comments Off on Note from the Workers’ Party President on the death of John Jefferies

Comrade John Jefferies

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Workers' Party comrade and long-time Ard Comhairle member, John Jefferies. John joined the Workers’ Party in the late 1980s, becoming a member a member of a branch in the Cork South Central Constituency. At that time John was working in the [...]

February 11th, 2020|Comments Off on Comrade John Jefferies

Workers’ Party calls pension age increase ‘an attack on future workers.’

David Gardiner, Workers' Party candidate in Dublin Mid-West, has described the pension age increase as "an attack on workers for generations to come." Gardiner said; "Fine Gael's plans to increase the pension age up to 67 comes as no surprise. Once again, they are putting the interests of the capitalist class over those of ordinary [...]

February 3rd, 2020|Comments Off on Workers’ Party calls pension age increase ‘an attack on future workers.’