The Future is Public: Local Election Manifesto 2024

Local government offers the electorate the broadest base for democratic representation available within our constitution. Local election constituencies are much smaller than Dáil constituencies and, thus, generally cover much more recognisable and coherent geographic areas. [...]

Dublin Easter oration 2024

A chairde Tá fáilte romhaibh go léir chuig ár gcomóradh bliantúil ar Éirí Amach na Cásca. Comrades, you are all very welcome to our annual Easter Rising commemoration, where we remember the men and women [...]

Taoiseach Harris seeks to abolish the Triple Lock and continue cosying up to NATO

The Workers’ Party has condemned the announcement by Taoiseach Simon Harris that he intends to abolish the Triple Lock on Ireland’s overseas military commitments.  Garrett Greene, Workers’ Party representative for Cabra-Glasnevin, said: “It is incredible [...]

Seán Garland 90 pamphlet

Recently, the Workers' Party produced a pamphlet to mark 90 years since the birth of socialist republican revolutionary Seán Garland, a pivotal figure in the turn of the republican movement towards social agitation and class [...]

Workers’ Party condemns killing of Croatian man in Clondalkin assault

The Workers’ Party has condemned the killing of Josip Strok, a Croatian man who was fatally assaulted in Clondalkin, and called for any witnesses to come forward. David Gardiner, Workers' Party representative for Palmerstown-Fonthill, said: [...]

Gerry Rooney selected to stand in Ratoath LEA

The Workers’ Party is proud to announce that Gerry Rooney will be standing in the Ratoath LEA, which includes Dunboyne and Dunshaughlin, at the upcoming local elections. Rooney, a former General Secretary of the Permanent [...]

Garrett Greene selected to stand in Cabra-Glasnevin

The Workers’ Party is proud to announce that Garrett Greene will be standing in Cabra-Glasnevin at the upcoming local elections. Greene, a father of three living in Phibsboro, said: “The concerns of working people have [...]

David Gardiner selected to stand in Palmerstown-Fonthill

The Workers’ Party is proud to announce that David Gardiner will be standing in Palmerstown-Fonthill at the upcoming local elections. Gardiner, a firefighter who has lived in Palmerstown for almost 30 years, said: “I want [...]

2024 Waterford Easter oration

A chairde, Fáilte romhaibh chuig ár gcomóradh ar Éirí Amach na Cásca, agus muid ag cuimhneamh ar fhir agus ar mhná 1916, chomh maith lenár gcomrádaithe féin. We gather once again, as we have done [...]

2024 Belfast Easter oration

A chairde agus a chomrádaithe, Tà fáilte romhaibh chuig ár gcomóradh ar Éirí Amach na Cásca. Tàimid bailithe anseo chun cuimhnuigh ar fhir agus ar mhná seachtsine na càsca, chomh maith lenár gcomrádaithe féin a [...]

Hate speech bill still risks subjective political abuse

The Workers’ Party has reiterated its opposition to the proposed hate speech bill, which risks subjective political abuse, according to Garrett Greene, Workers’ Party representative for Cabra-Glasnevin. Greene said: "Unfortunately, none of the concerns that [...]

Irish Wildlife Trust refuses donation from developer who suffocated active badger sett

The Workers’ Party wishes to commend the Irish Wildlife Trust for their refusal to accept blood money from property developer Con McCarthy. McCarthy was originally found guilty by the District Court of an offence under [...]

Hands Off Cuba!

The Workers' Party of Ireland condemn the attempts by the U.S. to capitalise on the recent protests in Santiago de Cuba in a further attempt to destabilize and overthrow Cuba's socialist system. There is no [...]

State must protect asylum seekers from far-right violence

Yesterday morning, a group of homeless asylum seekers who had been camping outside the International Protection Office in Dublin City Centre were removed from their campsite and bussed out of the city. They were told [...]

Summary of Ard Comhairle discussion relating to March 8th referendums

The following is a summary of a discussion of the Ard Comhairle of the Workers' Party relating to the two referendums scheduled for March 8th. Following the discussion, the Ard Comhairle opted not to endorse [...]

March 8th referendums will do nothing to help struggling workers, families or carers

In February, the Ard Comhairle of the Workers’ Party debated the merits of the proposed constitutional amendments on care and the family. While arguments were made both for and against the amendments, it was ultimately [...]

NATO defeat can offer breathing room for working class socialism

The conflicts breaking out worldwide are linked to the crisis in US imperialism. Capitalism has plunged into a new stage of crisis, the likes of which we have not seen since the 1940s. US hegemony [...]

WP attends international meeting in Cuba

Alan Kidney, Workers’ Party International Secretary, attended the Second Meeting of Theoretical Publications of Left Parties and Movements in Havana, Cuba from the 12th to the 14th of February representing our Party's theoretical journal, ThinkLeft. [...]

Plans to accommodate refugees on old skatepark site in Cherry Orchard Industrial Estate

South Dublin County Council have received an application seeking to temporarily accommodate refugees on the site of the old skatepark in Cherry Orchard Industrial Estate. David Gardiner, Workers' Party representative for Palmerstown-Fonthill, said: "People within [...]

Gaza is the epicentre of the expanding imperialist war

The Workers’ Party of Ireland condemns the recent Israeli-American terrorist attacks in Syria The past few weeks have seen an expansion and intensification of Israel's genocidal attacks against the Palestinian people. While Gaza remains the [...]

Letter of solidarity to the Sudanese Communist Party

The Workers' Party of Ireland condemn the arrest of Comrade Haitham Dafallah by the RSF on Friday, 20th of January, 2024 and call for his immediate release. We acknowledge that this is the latest in [...]

Solidarity with striking workers across the north

The largest strike in the north of Ireland in decades takes place today. The impact of today's strike will be felt across all sections of our economy as workers take the only action left open [...]

Sinn Féin assure American multinationals of business as usual if they get into government

Sinn Féin’s attempts to play up to US multinationals, as reported in the Business Post, can only come at the expense of working people, according to Garrett Greene, Workers’ Party representative for Cabra-Glasnevin. Greene said: [...]

A reformed, all-Ireland NHS could better deal with winter pressures

A reformed, all-Ireland NHS would be better prepared to deal with the winter pressures currently being experienced in the healthcare system, according to Garrett Greene, Workers’ Party rep. for Cabra-Glasnevin. Greene said: “Cases of flu, [...]

Irish Times article highlights further attempts by government to cosy up to NATO

An article in The Irish Times has shown the government falling over themselves to attend the meetings of a US-led alliance designed to send military equipment to Ukraine. This is more evidence of the government's [...]

€1k a month to live in cramped mouldy room in Palmerstown – Ireland’s renters deserve better

A report in The Irish Times has shown that a mother and her 18-month old son are living in a damp, mould-infested one-bedroom apartment in Palmerstown at a cost of €1,000 per month. This is [...]

Wishing a prosperous 2024 to all workers and their families

On behalf of the Workers’ Party, the Ard Chomhairle and Party President Michael McCorry would like to wish a prosperous 2024 to all workers and their families. 2023 has proven to be another tough year [...]

Hospital overcrowding at record high

A recent report from the INMO has shown that this year is the worst on record for overcrowding in hospitals. Over 121,526 patients were admitted and left waiting for beds. This number will no doubt [...]

Download our pamphlet on the EU Directive on Minimum Wage and Collective Bargaining

Our pamphlet on the EU Directive on Minimum Wage and Collective Bargaining, authored by Dr. Daryl D'Art, is now available for download. Have a read of it by clicking the link below. EU Directive on [...]

Far-right attacks are indefensible. So is government’s asylum and migration policy.

On Saturday, an arson attack destroyed a Co. Galway hotel. It seems very likely this was done to prevent its use as an accommodation centre for refugees. This is only the latest in a series [...]

Migration, the far-right and neoliberalism

The fallout from the appalling attack on schoolchildren and their carers on Parnell Street and the riot that followed raised many important issues for socialists. Our thoughts remain with the parents and families of the [...]

Warmonger Biden pledges more arms to Israel

 The recent ceasefire in Gaza has offered welcome respite from the intensive, brutal attacks by the Israeli Defence Forces and has allowed vital if limited humanitarian aid to enter the Gaza strip. However, Israel has [...]

Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and Greens move to abolish Triple Lock on neutrality

The Workers’ Party condemns the recent move by the Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Green Party coalition to abolish the Triple Lock mechanism. This is the culmination of a long process of watering down Irish [...]

Bring perpetrator of Parnell Square attack to justice – no to senseless rioting

Rioting has broken out in Dublin city centre following an attack on Parnell Square earlier today which left three children and a woman hospitalised. The perpetrator of the attack must be brought to justice and [...]

Workers’ Party submission to the Private Wires consultation

The Workers’ Party recently made a submission to the consultation on the Private Wires document. The document (which can be found by clicking here,) published by the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications, is [...]

Winifred Carney commemoration oration

The Workers' Party held a commemoration for Winifred Carney, republican, trade unionist and suffragist, in Milltown Cemetery yesterday (19/11/23). Wreaths were laid by Margaret McCorry on behalf of the Workers' Party and by Tim Smith [...]

Thomas Russell commemoration speech 2023

Workers’ Party President Micky McCorry spoke at the grave of Thomas Russell, founding member of the United Irishmen, in the graveyard of Down Cathedral today. Have a read of his speech below: Comrades, Today, we [...]

Sinn Féin fail to back Derry and Strabane council motion to expel Israeli ambassadors

It is disappointing to see that Sinn Féin have failed to vote in favour of a motion calling for the expulsion of the Israeli ambassadors in Ireland and Britain on Derry and Strabane District Council. [...]

Ireland should expel Israeli ambassador Dana Erlich

Following the recent escalation of the conflict between Palestine and Israel, and the brutal and indiscriminate violence enacted by Israeli forces against Palestinian civilians, the Workers’ Party is calling for the expulsion of Dana Erlich, [...]

2023 Presidential Address

Michael McCorry was re-elected to the position of President of the Workers' Party at our 2023 Ard Fheis last weekend. Have a read of his presidential address here: Comrades, First of all, I would like [...]