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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

Workers’ Party representative David Gardiner reacts to attempts by Ryanair to prevent their workers from striking

Gardiner, a trade unionist himself, said: "Ryanair is in the High Court today seeking an injunction to prevent strike action from taking place this Thursday. This comes as no surprise given the airline refuses to provide its pilots with adequate pay and conditions and has long resisted attempts by its workers to unionise. Gardiner continued: [...]

August 19th, 2019|Comments Off on Workers’ Party representative David Gardiner reacts to attempts by Ryanair to prevent their workers from striking

The Workers’ Party Easter Oration 2019

The Workers’ Party Easter Oration, Sunday 21st April 2019 The following speech was delivered at Workers’ Party commemorations in Dublin, Cork and Waterford. Comrades and friends, For generations now republicans and socialists have gathered on the anniversary of the Easter Rising to remember Ireland’s blow for freedom and independence. We proudly continue that tradition today [...]

April 22nd, 2019|Comments Off on The Workers’ Party Easter Oration 2019

Workers’ Party call on Zappone and Rabbitte to put pressure on South Dublin County Council to provide proper accommodation for traveller families

David Gardiner, Workers' Party Public Representative in the North Clondalkin area, has called on the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Katherine Zappone and the recently appointed Chairperson of TUSLA, Pat Rabbitte, to pressurise South Dublin County Council into providing proper accommodation for the traveller families living in inhuman conditions on the Scoil Oscar site [...]

February 28th, 2019|Comments Off on Workers’ Party call on Zappone and Rabbitte to put pressure on South Dublin County Council to provide proper accommodation for traveller families

Owen Keegan must resign, says Workers’ Party Councillor

Cllr. Éilis Ryan has called for the resignation of Dublin City Council chief Owen Keegan, saying: “Astonishingly, Owen Keegan has been paid over a million euro of taxpayer’s money since his appointment in 2013. Today in 2019, the number of people homeless in Dublin is five times greater than it was in 2014 - it [...]

February 18th, 2019|Comments Off on Owen Keegan must resign, says Workers’ Party Councillor