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Workers’ Party calls for state to begin direct manufacture of essential medical equipment to secure supply lines

 Calls for emergency state-led expansion of medical equipment sector to secure supply lines  State should limit exports of necessary medical equipment out of Ireland  The Workers' Party has called for the state to begin immediate manufacturing of essential medical supplies, to secure supply lines for the months to come.   Workers' Party representative Éilis Ryan said:   [...]

March 15th, 2020|Comments Off on Workers’ Party calls for state to begin direct manufacture of essential medical equipment to secure supply lines

Note from the Workers’ Party President on the death of John Jefferies

It is with deep sadness that I have learned the shocking news of the sudden and untimely death of my esteemed Party colleague, John Jefferies. For virtually his entire adult life John was actively involved in the politics of the Workers’ Party, both in his home city of Cork, as well as regionally and nationally. [...]

February 13th, 2020|Comments Off on Note from the Workers’ Party President on the death of John Jefferies

Comrade John Jefferies

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Workers' Party comrade and long-time Ard Comhairle member, John Jefferies. John joined the Workers’ Party in the late 1980s, becoming a member a member of a branch in the Cork South Central Constituency. At that time John was working in the [...]

February 11th, 2020|Comments Off on Comrade John Jefferies

Workers’ Party calls pension age increase ‘an attack on future workers.’

David Gardiner, Workers' Party candidate in Dublin Mid-West, has described the pension age increase as "an attack on workers for generations to come." Gardiner said; "Fine Gael's plans to increase the pension age up to 67 comes as no surprise. Once again, they are putting the interests of the capitalist class over those of ordinary [...]

February 3rd, 2020|Comments Off on Workers’ Party calls pension age increase ‘an attack on future workers.’

Owen Keegan must put Dublin land sell-off proposals to a public referendum

The Workers' Party have called for Dublin City Council CEO Owen Keegan to hold a local Dublin referendum on his proposals to sell off public land. Dublin City Council will tomorrow (Monday) debate proposals under which €100 million of public land - deemed 'unsuitable' for public housing - would be sold off by the city [...]

January 5th, 2020|Comments Off on Owen Keegan must put Dublin land sell-off proposals to a public referendum

Irish Water criticised for failure to act to prevent Leixlip plant contamination

David Gardiner (Workers' Party) has criticised Irish Water for its "failure to act" on information it received which led to the country's largest-scale water contamination warning. Gardiner said; "In 2014, it became apparent to Irish Water that failing filters in their Leixlip treatment facility, which serves over 600,000 people, were at risk of allowing bacteria [...]

January 5th, 2020|Comments Off on Irish Water criticised for failure to act to prevent Leixlip plant contamination

US Iran attack leads to fresh calls for an end to US troops in Shannon

The Workers' Party has condemned the US air raid at Baghdad airport which killed Qassem Soleimani, head of Iran’s elite Quds force and Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis, the Deputy Commander of Iran backed militias, the Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF). The Pentagon confirmed via a two page statement that the order came “at the direction of the [...]

January 3rd, 2020|Comments Off on US Iran attack leads to fresh calls for an end to US troops in Shannon

Campaigners deliver 3,826 postcards to Minister Eoghan Murphy

Campaigners from the Workers' Party today (Friday) delivered 3,826 Christmas postcards to Minister Eoghan Murphy - one for each child who will spend this Christmas without a home.  Cllr. Ted Tynan, a city councillor with the Party on Cork City Council, said: "We collected the signatures to these postcards on the streets of Cork, with people [...]

December 20th, 2019|Comments Off on Campaigners deliver 3,826 postcards to Minister Eoghan Murphy

Investment in public transport must be key priority says Workers’ Party candidate

James Coughlan, the Workers’ Party by-election candidate in Cork North Central has said investment in expanding public transport is key in reducing carbon emissions and increasing connectivity across the city and surrounding areas. Coughlan said that at present there was far too much emphasis on electric cars which were not as environmentally friendly as portrayed, [...]

November 27th, 2019|Comments Off on Investment in public transport must be key priority says Workers’ Party candidate

Workers’ Party Dublin Mid West candidate hits out at proposed cuts to local fire services

David Gardiner, Tallaght fire fighter and Workers’ Party candidate in the Dublin Mid West by-election, has hit out at proposed cuts to fire services in the West of the city. Gardiner was speaking on foot of new documents shown to him which reveal plans to reduce staffing levels across the city’s fire services, and signal [...]

November 27th, 2019|Comments Off on Workers’ Party Dublin Mid West candidate hits out at proposed cuts to local fire services