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O’Devaney Gardens ‘Affordable Rents’ set to cost €1600 / month – 60% of average Dublin household income

The newly-announced, so-called ‘affordable rental’ component of the O’Devaney Gardens deal - unveiled this morning by Dublin City Council’s ruling alliance - will require rents of €1600 / month. That’s according to Éilis Ryan, the former Workers’ Party councillor who proposed the original public, cost rental model for O’Devaney Gardens.  Ryan said the deal was [...]

November 4th, 2019|Comments Off on O’Devaney Gardens ‘Affordable Rents’ set to cost €1600 / month – 60% of average Dublin household income

Gardiner to contest Dublin MidWest By-Election on behalf of the Workers’ Party

The Workers' Party has announced that David Gardiner will represent the party in the upcoming by-election in Dublin Mid-West.  The firefighter and paramedic was a first-time candidate back in May, contesting the Palmerstown-Fonthill ward during the local elections.  "Despite the claims of economic recovery, it is clear to us that working people have not felt [...]

October 30th, 2019|Comments Off on Gardiner to contest Dublin MidWest By-Election on behalf of the Workers’ Party

Workers’ Party President condemns attack on Sinn Féin TD

Workers' Party President Michael Donnelly has condemned the apparent arson attack which took place targetting Sinn Féin TD Martin Kenny.  Speaking following the attacks, Donnelly said:  "What took place at Deputy Kenny's home appeared to be a pre-meditated and targetted attempt to silence anti-racist activists in the community. It is a sinister signal that dangerous, [...]

October 30th, 2019|Comments Off on Workers’ Party President condemns attack on Sinn Féin TD

Calls for Dublin plebiscite on public land ownership ahead of O’Devaney vote

Workers' Party representative Éilis Ryan has called for a Dublin-wide plebiscite on the use and ownership of public lands, ahead of a vote tonight at Dublin City Council on whether or not to grant the lands to Bartra Capital for development. In 2016, then councillor Ryan successfully proposed a plan for 100% public cost rental [...]

October 7th, 2019|Comments Off on Calls for Dublin plebiscite on public land ownership ahead of O’Devaney vote

Sinn Féin rent tax break criticised as a “Fianna Fáil-style” public handout to landlords

Sinn Féin have come in for criticism for their proposal that a tax break equivalent to one month's rent be granted to those renting from private landlords. Workers' Party local representative Éilis Ryan today (Monday) said the tax break was a return to Celtic Tiger Fianna Fáil politics, and amounted to a public handout for [...]

September 30th, 2019|Comments Off on Sinn Féin rent tax break criticised as a “Fianna Fáil-style” public handout to landlords

Dublin councillors vote to sell off public land in breach of Dublin agreement

Newly-elected councillors have come in for criticism from Workers' Party representative Éilis Ryan after voting last night (Monday 2nd September) to sell off a plot of public land to private developers on Harcourt Street, Dublin 2. The decision reverses a vote by the previous council - led by then councillor Éilis Ryan - to prevent [...]

September 3rd, 2019|Comments Off on Dublin councillors vote to sell off public land in breach of Dublin agreement

PTSB blocks banking transaction for mentioning “Cuba”

The Workers’ Party has led criticisms of Permanent TSB for implementing United States legislation which for decades has imposed an economic embargo on trade and travel between the United States and Cuba. The Party says it had restrictions placed on its bank transactions by PTSB last week, because the bank transfer - between two Irish [...]

August 18th, 2019|Comments Off on PTSB blocks banking transaction for mentioning “Cuba”

Irish Ferries must scrap “Car Only” ferry crossings to help tackle climate crisis

The Workers’ Party have called for all ferry companies to accept foot and bicycle passengers, in light of the urgent need to decrease the country’s carbon emissions. The call comes as both Irish Ferries (on their Epsilon sailings to France and the UK), and Brittany Ferries (on their Santander crossing), introduce car-only ferry sailings, which [...]

August 18th, 2019|Comments Off on Irish Ferries must scrap “Car Only” ferry crossings to help tackle climate crisis

Dublin City Council must implement Dublin Fire Brigade safe manning levels agreement

Firefighter and Workers' Party representative in Palmerstown-Fonthill David Gardiner has come out in support of calls made by Dublin Fire Brigade SIPTU Section Committee, of which he is a member, on Dublin City Council to implement agreements entered into with regards to manning levels. Gardiner said: "The Section Committee has called on SIPTU members in [...]

August 15th, 2019|Comments Off on Dublin City Council must implement Dublin Fire Brigade safe manning levels agreement

Solidarity Message from The Workers’ Party of Ireland condemning the Detention of Indian Communist Leaders at Srinigar Airport

The Workers Party of Ireland condemns the unlawful and undemocratic detention of Comrade Sitaram Yechury, General Secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and Comrade D Raja, General Secretary of the Communist Party of India, at Srinagar Airport on 9th August 2019. They were on their way to meet members and activists of their [...]

August 14th, 2019|Comments Off on Solidarity Message from The Workers’ Party of Ireland condemning the Detention of Indian Communist Leaders at Srinigar Airport