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Solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution and the Venezuelan people!

Stop interference and aggression against Venezuela! We firmly condemn the escalation of interference and blackmail by the European Union against the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, aligned and concerted with the coup operation of «self-proclamation» of a puppet president, orchestrated and commanded by the Trump Administration who, in an arrogant violation of International Law, seeks to [...]

February 1st, 2019|Comments Off on Solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution and the Venezuelan people!

Solidarity with Venezuela

The Workers Party of Ireland condemns the U.S. sponsored attempted coup against the democratically-elected government of Nicolás Maduro and the recognition of Juan Guaidó, who illegally and in contempt of the democratically expressed wishes of the people of Venezuela, announced himself as interim President of Venezuela, and received immediate recognition by the United States and [...]

January 28th, 2019|Comments Off on Solidarity with Venezuela

State home building lender should be used for public housing – not as a developer slush fund

The Workers’ Party has said that the new state lending fund, Home Building Finance Ireland (HBFI), is a slush fund to ensure developers’ profits, and would be better off used to build public housing. Cllr. Éilis Ryan (Workers’ Party), who is a candidate for May’s European elections and city council elections, said: “All evidence from [...]

January 28th, 2019|Comments Off on State home building lender should be used for public housing – not as a developer slush fund

Workers’ Party condemns decades long silence on proper use of contraception pill

Contraceptive pill can be taken every day of the month – the original seven day break brought in so “the Pope would accept it” as natural. Cathie Shiels, Workers’ Party representative in Ballymun-Finglas said she was ‘Infuriated, but not surprised’ to find out today that the contraceptive pill can be taken every day of the [...]

January 21st, 2019|Comments Off on Workers’ Party condemns decades long silence on proper use of contraception pill

Expanding West Dublin communities “at serious risk” due to inadequate fire service

The Workers' Party has said that rapid population and town expansion in west Dublin has left numerous areas without an adequate fire service. This is according to Workers' Party representative in the area David Gardiner. Gardiner is also a serving firefighter in the local area, and is calling for a new fire station to be [...]

January 20th, 2019|Comments Off on Expanding West Dublin communities “at serious risk” due to inadequate fire service

Calls for HSE to intervene to eliminate carpark fees at Kells healthcare centre

Seamus McDonagh The HSE's new primary care centre in Kells has come under renewed criticism, for putting private profits ahead of the welfare of patients. This is according to Workers' Party spokesperson in Meath, Séamus McDonagh: McDonagh said on the matter: "I have previously drawn attention to the totally inappropriate location of the [...]

January 18th, 2019|Comments Off on Calls for HSE to intervene to eliminate carpark fees at Kells healthcare centre

Madigan’s comments show property tax was never intended to be a tax on wealth

Minister Josepha Madigan has come under attack for her calls for the wealthiest homes to be exempted from potential increases in the property tax this year. Workers' Party Dublin City Councillor and European election candidate Éilis Ryan said: "Minister Madigan's comments go to the heart of why campaigners opposed the property tax. In spite of [...]

January 14th, 2019|Comments Off on Madigan’s comments show property tax was never intended to be a tax on wealth

Workers’ Party condemns Roscommon hotel fire

The Workers’ Party strongly condemn those responsible for a fire started at a hotel in Roscommon, which was intended to house 80 asylum seekers as a Direct Provision centre. Speaking on the matter, Workers’ Party representative Cathie Shiels said: “Direct Provision is a brutal system to begin with. It is effectively imprisonment, for people who [...]

January 11th, 2019|Comments Off on Workers’ Party condemns Roscommon hotel fire

Nursing strike shows up twenty years of public sector decimation by Fine Gael, Labour and Fianna Fáil

The Workers’ Party have offered their full support and solidarity to nurses and midwives, due to take strike action on 30th January, and said that the strike shows up twenty years of decimation of the public sector by successive right-wing governments. Cllr. Éilis Ryan, Workers’ Party representative in Dublin and candidate in the 2019 European [...]

January 9th, 2019|Comments Off on Nursing strike shows up twenty years of public sector decimation by Fine Gael, Labour and Fianna Fáil

New Year Greetings from the Workers Party of Ireland to International Communist and Workers’ Parties

Dear Comrades, The Workers Party of Ireland sends comradely greetings and best wishes for 2019 to communist and workers’ parties throughout the world. Capitalism continues to condemn millions to poverty, unemployment, homelessness, inequality, oppression, exploitation, hunger and disease. Imperialism, the highest stage of capitalism, with its specific features, including the concentration of production into monopolies [...]

January 4th, 2019|Comments Off on New Year Greetings from the Workers Party of Ireland to International Communist and Workers’ Parties