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Bodenstown Oration 2021

The following oration was delivered at the Workers’ Party’s annual Wolfe Tone Commemoration by Éilis Ryan, Workers’ Party Ard Comhairle member. Comrades and Friends, We return today to Bodenstown to remember and to honour Wolfe Tone and the republican principles of the United Irishmen. That we maintain this tradition is testament to the continued importance [...]

June 28th, 2021|Comments Off on Bodenstown Oration 2021

Hands off Nicaragua

The United States continue to escalate its attacks on Nicaragua. Nicaragua is yet another in a long line of countries which, seen as a threat to U.S. imperialism, is being subjected to sanctions based on unsubstantiated allegations and outright falsehoods. The real purpose of these measures is not the well being of the Nicaraguan people [...]

June 17th, 2021|Comments Off on Hands off Nicaragua

Solidarity with Cuba

The Workers’ Party wish to express their condemnation that a small group of right-wing MEPs have prepared a resolution to be included in the next Assembly of the European Parliament, today, June 8th. This resolution is a blatant distortion of reality with the full intention of destroying any current support for Cuba within the EU. [...]

June 9th, 2021|Comments Off on Solidarity with Cuba

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