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Workers’ Party considers push for nuclear power as solution to climate crisis

The Workers’ Party will launch a public consultation on nuclear power and the climate crisis, with an online debate with the Green Party scheduled to take place this Thursday August 13th. The debate coincides with the launch by the Workers’ Party of a discussion paper setting out the case in favour of nuclear power. Speaking [...]

August 11th, 2020|Comments Off on Workers’ Party considers push for nuclear power as solution to climate crisis

Workers’ Party calls for renationalisation of Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus along with many other employers continue to use Covid-19 as an excuse to reduce wages and conditions for workers. Aer Lingus has already cut pay during the pandemic, they have now stated that there will be a further 30% cut as well as mass redundancies. Cathie Shiels, Workers’ Party representative in Dublin North [...]

July 29th, 2020|Comments Off on Workers’ Party calls for renationalisation of Aer Lingus

Online Public Meeting: Stand Against the Vincent Byrne Site Plan

The Workers' Party is hosting a meeting on the plans to develop 250 built-to-rent apartments in Palmerstown on the old Vincent Byrne site. David Gardiner, Workers' Party representative for Dublin Mid-West and Palmerstown-Fonthill, said:"Housing needs to be built as part of a wider plan including infrastructure and amenities for Palmerstown, and these should be delivered [...]

July 9th, 2020|Comments Off on Online Public Meeting: Stand Against the Vincent Byrne Site Plan

Statement by the Ard Comhairle of the Workers’ Party on the decision to leave the Party by the Northern Ireland Business Committee and its supporters

Over the past number of years, it has become evident that a small group of members of the Workers’ Party, centred around the regional body the “Northern Ireland Business Committee,” hold political positions which are at odds with the majority of the Party’s membership, and the Party’s history and tradition. This faction has used increasingly [...]

June 19th, 2020|Comments Off on Statement by the Ard Comhairle of the Workers’ Party on the decision to leave the Party by the Northern Ireland Business Committee and its supporters

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