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May Day 2021 Statement

The Workers' Party sends greetings to all workers' and their families on May Day, International Workers' Day. Workers have faced increasing uncertainty and hardships over the last year. The capitalist system has proven itself woefully ineffective and unwilling to protect the interests of the many over the few. We pay special tribute today to the [...]

May 1st, 2021|Comments Off on May Day 2021 Statement

100th anniversary greetings to the Portuguese Communist Party

Dear Comrades, The Workers’ Party of Ireland sends its congratulations to the Portuguese Communist Party on the 100th anniversary of its founding. It has been one hundred years of class struggle which has seen the Communist Party working with and leading the working class in the fight for democracy and economic justice. Emerging in the [...]

March 6th, 2021|Comments Off on 100th anniversary greetings to the Portuguese Communist Party

Workers’ Party write to Minister Coveney re Cuba sanctions

Below is the text of a letter that the Workers' Party has sent to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney, in relation to US sanctions against Cuba and the recent designation of Cuba, by the US government, as a sponsor of terrorism. Dear Minister Coveney, I write to you on behalf of the Workers’ [...]

February 15th, 2021|Comments Off on Workers’ Party write to Minister Coveney re Cuba sanctions

Statement of solidarity with the Communist Party of Greece

The Workers’ Party of Ireland wishes to express its solidarity with the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) and the Communist Youth of Greece (KNE) in light of the repression by the Greek state of its 47th annual commemoration of the uprising against the US backed dictatorship. The uprising constituted a pivotal moment in modern European [...]

November 18th, 2020|Comments Off on Statement of solidarity with the Communist Party of Greece

The Workers’ Party of Ireland Endorses the Nomination of the Henry Reeve Medical Brigade for the Nobel Peace Prize

3 October 2020 The Central Executive Committee of the Workers’ Party of Ireland, at its meeting of Saturday 3rd October 2020, unanimously and enthusiastically endorsed the nomination of Cuba’s Henry Reeve Medical Brigade for the Nobel Peace Prize of 2021. In a statement, the Workers’ Party of Ireland declared: “This is a time of great [...]

October 5th, 2020|Comments Off on The Workers’ Party of Ireland Endorses the Nomination of the Henry Reeve Medical Brigade for the Nobel Peace Prize

A message to the EU: Hands off Venezuela!

The European Parliament recently voted more than 4-1 in favour of a resolution reaffirming its faith in Juan Guaidó as the President of Venezuela and calling for an extension of sanctions targeting not just members of the Maduro government but also their families.  The idea that the unelected Guaidó can be regarded as the legitimate [...]

July 14th, 2020|Comments Off on A message to the EU: Hands off Venezuela!

Workers’ Party Condemn Sectarian Bonfires

Chris Bailie, Workers’ Party representative for North Belfast has strongly condemned the sectarian bonfires for 12th July. This follows heightened tensions, the lighting of huge bonfires, throwing of petrol bombs and bricks, and closing of certain streets to the public. Bailie said “The images used on the bonfire, which include attacks on Black Lives Matter [...]

July 12th, 2020|Comments Off on Workers’ Party Condemn Sectarian Bonfires

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