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So far Eilis Ryan has created 282 blog entries.

Resisting Business As Usual

An Alternative Programme for Ireland, 2020-2025 Read the full Programme here. The Programme for Government which has recently been agreed between Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Green Party has come against the backdrop of an alarming global crisis. The global economy is predicted to contract by 3% in 2020, and the Irish economy is [...]

June 17th, 2020|Comments Off on Resisting Business As Usual

Workers’ Party calls for upgrading of mask guidelines to mandatory in shops, public transport

The Workers’ Party has called on the incoming government to upgrade guidelines on the use of facemasks, to make the wearing of masks mandatory in shops, on public transport, and in other public, enclosed spaces.  The call is part of a five point plan issued by the Party for “Ensuring a Safer Exit from Lockdown.”  [...]

June 16th, 2020|Comments Off on Workers’ Party calls for upgrading of mask guidelines to mandatory in shops, public transport

Ensuring a Safer Exit from Lockdown

Statement from the Ard Comhairle of the Workers’ Party The Irish government recently announced a staggered end to the Covid-19 movement restrictions which have been in place since March, including a far speedier-than-planned exit from lockdown. Northern Ireland, meanwhile, continues to follow the Tory government’s attempts to end the lockdown phase as quickly as possible. [...]

June 15th, 2020|Comments Off on Ensuring a Safer Exit from Lockdown

Workers’ Party condemns “intolerable” attack on postal worker

Gemma Weir, Workers' Party representative for North Belfast, has described the attack of a postal worker in Newtownabbey as "intolerable" and "having no place in our community." The assault, which took place in the Whitehall Road area of Newtonabbey, has meant that the Royal Mail has been forced to disrupt some of their deliveries to [...]

June 10th, 2020|Comments Off on Workers’ Party condemns “intolerable” attack on postal worker

Call to rename IFSC building commemorating slave-holder family

The Workers’ Party has called on Dublin City Council to rename one of the first offices developed in Dublin’s IFSC, La Touche House. La Touche House was originally named to commemorate the Diggs La Touche family, who were private bankers in Dublin and founders of Bank of Ireland.   Workers’ Party representative Éilis Ryan said:  “In [...]

June 9th, 2020|Comments Off on Call to rename IFSC building commemorating slave-holder family

Reduction in part-time Pandemic Unemployment Payment wrongly assumes part-time work is a choice

The Workers’ Party has condemned the announcement by An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to cut the Pandemic Unemployment Payment for part-time workers, saying the decision is based on a false assumption that those who were working part-time before being made redundant were doing so by choice.  Speaking on the matter, Workers’ Party representative Éilis Ryan said:  [...]

June 5th, 2020|Comments Off on Reduction in part-time Pandemic Unemployment Payment wrongly assumes part-time work is a choice

Bodenstown 2020: For The Unity of Catholic, Protestant and Dissenter

Bodenstown 2020 The annual Workers’ Party Wolfe Tone commemoration, scheduled to take place in Bodenstown, Co Kildare on Sunday 28th June, has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic-related travel and social-distancing regulations in force. However, the annual Bodenstown Oration will still happen on June 28th as an on-line event. Full details will be available [...]

June 2nd, 2020|Comments Off on Bodenstown 2020: For The Unity of Catholic, Protestant and Dissenter

The US regime represents a real threat to world stability

The United States is experiencing an increasing domestic crisis. The death of an unarmed black man, George Floyd, at the hands of the police has sparked mass protests and riots. Journalists are being openly arrested and dozens of cities are instigating curfews. This is the inevitable result of a process of increasing immiseration of the [...]

May 31st, 2020|Comments Off on The US regime represents a real threat to world stability

Northside Dublin Covid19 cases clearly linked to overcrowded housing

Calls for Minister to require hotels open up to those living in overcrowded accommodation  The high concentration of Covid19 cases on the Northside of Dublin city show the risks of living in overcrowded housing during the pandemic, according to Workers’ Party representative Éilis Ryan. Ryan was responding to new figures released by the HSE late [...]

May 24th, 2020|Comments Off on Northside Dublin Covid19 cases clearly linked to overcrowded housing

Domestic abuse legislation must be fast-tracked by Stormont

The Workers' Party have called for the domestic abuse legislation currently proposed in Stormont to be fast-tracked.  Kieran McCausland, Workers' Party representative in Upper Bann, made the call saying:  "North of the border, there has been a 10% increase of reported domestic violence in April compared with previous months. In the first 3 weeks of [...]

May 7th, 2020|Comments Off on Domestic abuse legislation must be fast-tracked by Stormont