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Workers’ Party Oration at Wolfe Tone Commemoration 2020

The following oration was delivered at the Workers’ Party’s annual Wolfe Tone Commemoration by Gemma Weir, the Workers' Party representative for North Belfast and member of the Ard Comhairle/CEC Comrades and friends, As we gather today, via cyberspace, to celebrate the life and philosophy of Theobald Wolfe Tone, it is worth reflecting that it is [...]

June 29th, 2020|Comments Off on Workers’ Party Oration at Wolfe Tone Commemoration 2020

The Workers’ Party Easter Oration 2020

Sunday 12th April 2020 Comrades and friends, This is surely the most surreal Easter commemoration that any of us have ever witnessed or, indeed are likely to witness in the future. The Covid-19 pandemic itself, and the attempts of government to limit and eventually end the spread of this virus, has caused a complete upheaval [...]

April 12th, 2020|Comments Off on The Workers’ Party Easter Oration 2020

50th Anniversary of the Battle of the Falls – Statement from the National Commemoration Committee

Coverage of the Battle of the Falls in The United Irishman, paper of the Official Republican Movement, in August 1970 Comrades and Friends, This Easter, the National Commemoration Committee of The Workers’ Party of Ireland sends its greetings to all members and supporters of the republican socialist cause. Easter is a time for reflection on the tasks [...]

April 11th, 2020|Comments Off on 50th Anniversary of the Battle of the Falls – Statement from the National Commemoration Committee

A Revolution of Ideas

Tomas Mac Giolla argues that Easter Week 1916 still has great relevance today (first published in the March/April 1991 edition of Making Sense, marking the 75th anniversary of the Rising) No member of the Workers’ Party should have any hang-ups about commemorating men like Connolly and Pearse and the historic events which took place in [...]

April 5th, 2020|Comments Off on A Revolution of Ideas

New Year’s Message from the Party President

Workers' Party President Michael Donnelly December 31st 2019 On behalf of the CEC/Ard Comhairle I would like to extend New Year’s greetings to all Party members and their families and to our, friends and supporters both at home and abroad.  I would like also to take this opportunity offer my condolences and sympathies to the [...]

December 31st, 2019|Comments Off on New Year’s Message from the Party President

Gardiner calls for more investment and more Gardai after Clondalkin shooting

Reacting to a shooting in north Clondalkin, Workers' Party representative David Gardiner has called for "more investment in our communities and more Gardaí on our streets who can effectively engage with our communities". According to a Garda spokesperson, the shooting left a man with "serious but non-life threatening injuries." Gardiner continued, stating: "Not only can [...]

December 18th, 2019|Comments Off on Gardiner calls for more investment and more Gardai after Clondalkin shooting

Gardiner slams South Dublin County Council rent hike

David Gardiner, Workers' Party candidate in the Dublin Mid-West byelection, has slammed South Dublin County Council's decision to increase rent as "completely irresponsible" and "moving backwards". This comes as the council's Annual Budget for 2020 was voted through the council chamber earlier this month. The budget reports an "average increase of €3 across the board", [...]

November 18th, 2019|Comments Off on Gardiner slams South Dublin County Council rent hike

Gardiner writes to Gardaí as part of Keep Calm on the Kennelsfort Road campaign

David Gardiner, Workers' Party representative in Palmerstown-Fonthill, has written to the local Garda Superintendent concerning the existing, yet unenforced, ban on heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) weighing over 7.5t from using the Kennelsfort Road. "This has been an issue in Palmerstown for many years," said Gardiner, "and yet we still do not see adequate action being [...]

October 1st, 2019|Comments Off on Gardiner writes to Gardaí as part of Keep Calm on the Kennelsfort Road campaign

The Workers’ Party calls on members and supporters to join Climate Strike

The Workers' Party has called on members and supporters to join Climate Strike events tomorrow (Friday Sept. 20th) to protest inaction on the ongoing climate crisis. "These youth and student-led demonstrations are crucial in voicing our discontent with current government policy on the environment." said Workers' Party Youth Secretary Eoghan Gardiner.  He continued: "As capitalism [...]

September 19th, 2019|Comments Off on The Workers’ Party calls on members and supporters to join Climate Strike

Gardiner launches Workers’ Party “Keep Calm on the Kennelsfort Road” campaign

David Gardiner, Workers' Party representative in Palmerstown-Fonthill, has announced the Workers' Party's 'Keep Calm on the Kennelsfort Road' campaign, which aims to have an already-existing ban on heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) weighing over 7.5 tonnes from using the Kennelsfort Road enforced by Gardaí. Gardiner stated: "Residents in Palmerstown may be aware of a ban on [...]

September 4th, 2019|Comments Off on Gardiner launches Workers’ Party “Keep Calm on the Kennelsfort Road” campaign