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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

No driver theory tests available in Dublin, Cork until 2021

The national driver theory test service, provided by private operator Prometric, is incapable of providing sufficient testing capacity to meet demand, with no driver theory tests available in Dublin or Cork until 2021. This is according to Workers' Party representative Éilis Ryan.  Ms. Ryan said:  "Currently, there are no driver theory tests available within an [...]

September 15th, 2020|Comments Off on No driver theory tests available in Dublin, Cork until 2021

Workers’ Party criticises plan to build 250 built-to-rent apartments in Palmerstown

David Gardiner, Workers' Party rep. for Palmerstown-Fonthill, has criticised the decision taken by An Bord Pleanála to approve a plan to build 250 built-to-rent apartments in Palmerstown. "I'm disappointed and frustrated by the decision taken by An Bord Pleanála to approve the plan to build 250 built-to-rent apartments on the Vincent Byrne site." "Housing needs [...]

September 3rd, 2020|Comments Off on Workers’ Party criticises plan to build 250 built-to-rent apartments in Palmerstown

Do as I say, not as I do: government parties while telling youth not to

Workers' Party Youth has criticised TDs and Senators for attending a party of 80+ people despite COVID-19 restrictions. This comes after numerous government attempts to scapegoat young people as spreading the virus at house parties. WPY Secretary Eoghan Gardiner said: "The government has tried to shift the blame for the spread of COVID-19 on to [...]

August 21st, 2020|Comments Off on Do as I say, not as I do: government parties while telling youth not to

Classroom sizes can’t facilitate social distancing

Classroom sizes are too big to effectively combat the spread of COVID-19 in our schools, says Workers' Party representative David Gardiner. "Currently, the average primary school classroom size in Ireland is 24-25 students, compared to the EU average of 20. Some classrooms are over 30. This creates problems at the best of times, nevermind during [...]

August 19th, 2020|Comments Off on Classroom sizes can’t facilitate social distancing

No excuse for racist attacks, say Workers’ Party Youth

Workers' Party Youth condemns the actions carried out by young people in a video circulating on social media, which allegedly shows a racist attack on a Chinese woman in Dublin. Speaking on the incident, WPY Secretary Eoghan Gardiner said: "There's absolutely no excuse for the attack that took place. In the video, after standing up [...]

August 15th, 2020|Comments Off on No excuse for racist attacks, say Workers’ Party Youth

Businesses should prove worker safety before receiving grants

Businesses in Kildare, Offaly and Laois should provide extensive evidence of worker safety measures prior to receiving top up grants from government, according to the Workers' Party's Éilis Ryan. Ryan was responding to an announcement by government that employers in Kildare, Offaly and Laois would receive top-up grants in addition to the July stimulus package [...]

August 14th, 2020|Comments Off on Businesses should prove worker safety before receiving grants