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Statement issued by the Workers’ Party of Ireland regarding the resolution of the European Parliament on the state of EU-Cuba relations

The resolution adopted on July 12th by the European Parliament condemning Cuba is deeply concerning on a number of levels. Briefly, the resolution — on the state of the EU-Cuba PDCA in the light of the recent visit of the High Representative to the island — is an attack on the Cuban nation by invoking [...]

July 25th, 2023|Comments Off on Statement issued by the Workers’ Party of Ireland regarding the resolution of the European Parliament on the state of EU-Cuba relations

500 dentists needed to serve needs of the population, says dental association

The Irish Dental Association has stated that 500 dentists are required urgently in order to meet the needs of the population and replace retiring dentists. This is yet another crisis in a series relating to workforce issues in healthcare. Not only has the government failed to prioritise oral health in any form whether it be [...]

July 19th, 2023|Comments Off on 500 dentists needed to serve needs of the population, says dental association

RTÉ scandal is an insult to taxpayer and a stain on record of public broadcasting

Hidden payments, junkets and deceit - the crisis in RTÉ is a stain on the record of public service broadcasting in Ireland, as well as an insult to the taxpayer and ordinary staff working for the state broadcaster. While Ryan Tubridy was paid over €500,000 a year (a figure initially underreported by RTÉ,) the average [...]

July 7th, 2023|Comments Off on RTÉ scandal is an insult to taxpayer and a stain on record of public broadcasting

Farage bank episode shows Ireland should legislate for right to bank account

The Nigel Farage bank episode in the UK shows that Ireland should legislate to guarantee the right to a bank account, according to Workers' Party representative Garrett Greene. The Cabra-Glasnevin representative argued for legislation to prevent banks from refusing bank accounts, saying: "In 2011, the EU issued non-binding recommendations to banks to ensure everybody had [...]

July 2nd, 2023|Comments Off on Farage bank episode shows Ireland should legislate for right to bank account

Homeless figures reach record of 12,411, while workers make up 25% of Dublin’s homeless

Homelessness records have been broken yet again under this Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and Green government, as 12,411 found themselves in emergency accommodation in May, while working people now make up 25% of Dublin’s homeless. Despite the crocodile tears that we may see from housing minister Darragh O’Brien and the the government following this announcement, [...]

June 30th, 2023|Comments Off on Homeless figures reach record of 12,411, while workers make up 25% of Dublin’s homeless

Workers’ Party protests security forum stitch-up

The Consultative Forum on International Security Policy is a pro-NATO stitch-up designed to undermine Irish neutrality, according to the Workers' Party. Speaking at a protest outside Dublin Castle as the forum took place, Workers' Party representative David Gardiner said: "It is clear to see that successive governments have been attempting to push Ireland closer and [...]

June 27th, 2023|Comments Off on Workers’ Party protests security forum stitch-up

2023 Wolfe Tone commemoration oration

The following oration was given by comrade Claire O'Connor (Dublin Mid-West branch) at the 2023 Wolfe Tone commemoration in Bodenstown, Co. Kildare. A chairde agus a chomrádaithe, Is onóir mór dom labhairt libh inniu san áit speisialta seo. Cois uaigh Theobald Wolfe Tone, measc pairceanna Chontae Chill Dára, táimíd bailithe chun omós a thabhairt don [...]

June 26th, 2023|Comments Off on 2023 Wolfe Tone commemoration oration

Security forum is a pro-NATO stitch-up

The Workers’ Party welcomes any open and honest debate on all aspects of government policy, domestic and international, including policy on national defence and Ireland’s involvement in international organisations. However, we have grave reservations as to whether the Consultative Forum on International Security Policy was ever designed to be part of an open and honest [...]

June 22nd, 2023|Comments Off on Security forum is a pro-NATO stitch-up

Nuclear power essential in tackling the climate crisis and provision of affordable energy

A State-led approach to the development and utilisation of nuclear power generation is an essential tool in the fight against climate change and the provision of affordable energy for working people, according to the Workers’ Party.  At the launch of the party’s new policy document, Let’s Get Real: A Plan For Nuclear Power in Ireland, [...]

June 15th, 2023|Comments Off on Nuclear power essential in tackling the climate crisis and provision of affordable energy

1 in 12 cancer diagnoses were missed during COVID-19 pandemic

A recent report from the National Cancer Registry of Ireland has revealed that a shocking one in 12 expected cancers were not detected during the Covid pandemic. This is an estimated 4,320 cases. The cause of this may have been partially due to patients deferring seeking medical advice during the pandemic. However, it would seem [...]

June 8th, 2023|Comments Off on 1 in 12 cancer diagnoses were missed during COVID-19 pandemic