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Hate speech bill still risks subjective political abuse

The Workers’ Party has reiterated its opposition to the proposed hate speech bill, which risks subjective political abuse, according to Garrett Greene, Workers’ Party representative for Cabra-Glasnevin. Greene said: "Unfortunately, none of the concerns that we raised back in 2021 appear to have been taken into account. The hate speech bill still lacks any definition [...]

March 28th, 2024|Comments Off on Hate speech bill still risks subjective political abuse

Irish Wildlife Trust refuses donation from developer who suffocated active badger sett

The Workers’ Party wishes to commend the Irish Wildlife Trust for their refusal to accept blood money from property developer Con McCarthy. McCarthy was originally found guilty by the District Court of an offence under the Wildlife Act after he suffocated an active badger sett under tonnes of soil. He subsequently appealed the decision at [...]

March 25th, 2024|Comments Off on Irish Wildlife Trust refuses donation from developer who suffocated active badger sett

Hands Off Cuba!

The Workers' Party of Ireland condemn the attempts by the U.S. to capitalise on the recent protests in Santiago de Cuba in a further attempt to destabilize and overthrow Cuba's socialist system. There is no denying that the situation in Cuba is extremely difficult and has been for some time. And it is quite understandable [...]

March 23rd, 2024|Comments Off on Hands Off Cuba!

State must protect asylum seekers from far-right violence

Yesterday morning, a group of homeless asylum seekers who had been camping outside the International Protection Office in Dublin City Centre were removed from their campsite and bussed out of the city. They were told that they would be taken to new accommodation, but instead found themselves handed tents and abandoned on a site on [...]

March 17th, 2024|Comments Off on State must protect asylum seekers from far-right violence

Summary of Ard Comhairle discussion relating to March 8th referendums

The following is a summary of a discussion of the Ard Comhairle of the Workers' Party relating to the two referendums scheduled for March 8th. Following the discussion, the Ard Comhairle opted not to endorse any position on either referendum. A full statement on the two referendums can be found by clicking here. 40th Amendment [...]

March 5th, 2024|Comments Off on Summary of Ard Comhairle discussion relating to March 8th referendums

March 8th referendums will do nothing to help struggling workers, families or carers

In February, the Ard Comhairle of the Workers’ Party debated the merits of the proposed constitutional amendments on care and the family. While arguments were made both for and against the amendments, it was ultimately agreed by all members of the Ard Comhairle that the proposed changes will result in no material harm or benefit [...]

March 5th, 2024|Comments Off on March 8th referendums will do nothing to help struggling workers, families or carers

NATO defeat can offer breathing room for working class socialism

The conflicts breaking out worldwide are linked to the crisis in US imperialism. Capitalism has plunged into a new stage of crisis, the likes of which we have not seen since the 1940s. US hegemony has been substantially undermined. Resultantly, the US and its allied imperialist powers have been forced towards confrontation with Russia. Today, [...]

February 27th, 2024|Comments Off on NATO defeat can offer breathing room for working class socialism

WP attends international meeting in Cuba

Alan Kidney, Workers’ Party International Secretary, attended the Second Meeting of Theoretical Publications of Left Parties and Movements in Havana, Cuba from the 12th to the 14th of February representing our Party's theoretical journal, ThinkLeft. The conference was attended by 97 foreign delegates from 36 countries, representing 43 organisations and 36 media, as well as [...]

February 26th, 2024|Comments Off on WP attends international meeting in Cuba

Plans to accommodate refugees on old skatepark site in Cherry Orchard Industrial Estate

South Dublin County Council have received an application seeking to temporarily accommodate refugees on the site of the old skatepark in Cherry Orchard Industrial Estate. David Gardiner, Workers' Party representative for Palmerstown-Fonthill, said: "People within the local community will understandably have concerns around this news and it is important that those conversations can be had. [...]

January 29th, 2024|Comments Off on Plans to accommodate refugees on old skatepark site in Cherry Orchard Industrial Estate

Gaza is the epicentre of the expanding imperialist war

The Workers’ Party of Ireland condemns the recent Israeli-American terrorist attacks in Syria The past few weeks have seen an expansion and intensification of Israel's genocidal attacks against the Palestinian people. While Gaza remains the epicentre, incursions into the West Bank continue. The unspeakable brutality of the attack on Gaza has offered a convenient smokescreen [...]

January 25th, 2024|Comments Off on Gaza is the epicentre of the expanding imperialist war