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British Home Secretary tells police to clamp down on solidarity with Palestine

British Home Secretary Suella Braverman has told English and Welsh police officers that waving a Palestinian flag or chanting for Palestinian freedom may be a criminal offence. This is a clear attempt at censoring the free speech of those protesting Israeli oppression of Palestinians. This directive, to clamp down on pro-Palestinian solidarity, is a political [...]

October 11th, 2023|Comments Off on British Home Secretary tells police to clamp down on solidarity with Palestine

Legacy of UEFA EURO 2028 will be impact on domestic football north and south

UEFA have officially announced that EURO 2028 will take place in Ireland and Britain, and while this news is to be welcomed, the real legacy of the tournament will be in how it impacts the domestic game in the long-term. While politicians both north and south have said that the bid will benefit Irish football, [...]

October 11th, 2023|Comments Off on Legacy of UEFA EURO 2028 will be impact on domestic football north and south

More of the same for working people in unambitious Budget 2024

Budget 2024 has proven to be unambitious and, like many budgets before it, will fail to provide for working people. 2024 will continue to see us struggle. The government has missed an opportunity to seriously invest in domestic industry and production. Our economy is currently heavily reliant on the corporation tax paid by a small [...]

October 10th, 2023|Comments Off on More of the same for working people in unambitious Budget 2024

No peace without justice

The assault by the Palestinians on Israeli settlements this weekend has caught the Israeli security forces off guard and resulted in hundreds killed, many of them unarmed. The loss of life is extremely sad but it is an unpleasant truth that the violence, while shocking, is a reaction to decades of savage colonial violence by [...]

October 9th, 2023|Comments Off on No peace without justice

FG, FF, SF & PBP vote against raising €14.5m for street cleaning and area funding

Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil, Sinn Féin and People Before Profit have voted against Dublin City Council raising €14.5 million to be spent on street cleaning and local funding through the Local Property Tax. Dublin, and indeed Ireland as a whole, is in serious need of better-funded public services. The 15% reduction in Local Property Tax [...]

October 4th, 2023|Comments Off on FG, FF, SF & PBP vote against raising €14.5m for street cleaning and area funding

Ballylumford power station could provide nuclear energy to safely and cheap heat our homes

Ballylumford power station could be used to produce nuclear power, according to a new policy document from the Workers' Party. The document, entitled 'Let's Get Real: A Plan For Nuclear Power in Ireland,' claims that nuclear energy is cheap, safe and affordable, and details a number of possible sites around Ireland, including the Co. Antrim [...]

August 10th, 2023|Comments Off on Ballylumford power station could provide nuclear energy to safely and cheap heat our homes

We bailed out AIB when they were in trouble – why are we selling up now that they’re profitable?

The state sell-off of shares in AIB shows an ideological commitment to the private market that trumps logic. The state is no longer in majority ownership of the bank for the first time since the 2008 banking crisis. This is a bad but seemingly deliberate move. It comes at a time when the bank has [...]

August 2nd, 2023|Comments Off on We bailed out AIB when they were in trouble – why are we selling up now that they’re profitable?

Bring on EURO 2028 – but Irish football needs more support both north and south

As the joint Irish and British bid to host UEFA Euro 2028 looks set to succeed unopposed, questions must be asked about the future of football in Ireland, according to Workers' Party representatives both north and south. David Gardiner, Workers' Party representative for Palmerstown-Fonthill and a lifelong St. Patrick's Athletic supporter, said: "While it will [...]

August 1st, 2023|Comments Off on Bring on EURO 2028 – but Irish football needs more support both north and south

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