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Rents should be reduced by 75%, says Workers’ Party

The Workers’ Party have called on the government to introduce a compulsory rent reduction of up to 75%, to secure tenants and enable greater spending in the economy. The call comes ahead of Dáil debate in relation to tenants’ rights and the Coronavirus epidemic this evening.  Workers’ Party representative Cathie Shiels said:  “In Dublin, average [...]

March 26th, 2020|Comments Off on Rents should be reduced by 75%, says Workers’ Party

Cork councillor calls for extension of fuel allowance beyond April

Workers' Party councillor Ted Tynan has called for an extension of the fuel allowance beyond the end of April, in light of the ongoing Covid-19 virus epidemic.  The Cork city councillor said: "We know now that the Covid-19 coronavirus will be with us for some time to come. While much of the focus has been on [...]

March 26th, 2020|Comments Off on Cork councillor calls for extension of fuel allowance beyond April

Calls for homeless families to be housed in ex-AirBnB properties

David Gardiner, Workers' Party representative in Dublin Mid-West, has called for emptyproperties to be requisitioned for use by families currently living in emergency accommodation amidst, for the duration of COVID-19 pandemic.  Gardiner said:"Due to the confined nature of homeless hubs and B&Bs, coupled with the current necessity of social distancing, families living in emergency accommodation [...]

March 25th, 2020|Comments Off on Calls for homeless families to be housed in ex-AirBnB properties

Calls for protective gear and pay dividend for essential retail workers

David Gardiner, a paramedic, trade unionist and Workers’ Party representative, has called for the safety of essential retail workers to be guaranteed at work amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Gardiner, the party’s representative in Dublin Mid-West, said: “This coronavirus has shown just how heavily society relies on ordinary workers like thewarehouse operatives, the shelf stackers and [...]

March 23rd, 2020|Comments Off on Calls for protective gear and pay dividend for essential retail workers

Workers’ Party calls for Personal Protective Equipment for NI care workers

Conor Campbell, Workers’ Party representative in Upper Springfield/Black Mountain, has called on the UK government to ensure provision of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the pivotal role of care workers fighting coronavirus. Campbell said:  “Social care workers and all carers have a significant role to play in supporting our communities and keeping vulnerable people and [...]

March 22nd, 2020|Comments Off on Workers’ Party calls for Personal Protective Equipment for NI care workers

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