News/Statements

Statement on the 78th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz by the Red Army

The Workers’ Party of Ireland wishes to acknowledge the 78th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by the Red Army. The Nazi occupation of Poland, the mass murder and network of concentration camps it oversaw [...]

South Dublin councillors vote against supporting a ban on private jets

Workers’ Party representative David Gardiner has criticised South Dublin councillors for voting against a motion that would support Ireland banning the use of private jets. Gardiner said: “I’m disappointed to see that South Dublin councillors, [...]

Workers’ Party New Year’s Statement 2023

On behalf of the Workers' Party, the Ard Chomhairle and Party President Michael McCorry would like to wish a prosperous 2023 to all workers and their families as we enter into the New Year. 2022 [...]

Transport authority should create alternative to FreeNow app following price hike

David Gardiner, Workers' Party representative for Palmerstown-Fonthill, has called on the National Transport Authority (NTA) to develop an alternative to taxi app FreeNow, following the most recent price hike from the company. Gardiner said:"The recent [...]

Workers’ Party welcomes Silver Bridge conservation works

David Gardiner, Workers' Party representative for Palmerstown-Fonthill, has welcomed the announcement that conservation works on the Silver Bridge in Palmerstown are set to begin in the coming weeks. Gardiner said: "Conservation is crucial to any [...]

Workers’ Party delivers 3,500 Christmas cards to Dáil to highlight child homelessness

The Workers' Party has delivered 3,500 Christmas cards to the Dáil, calling on Minister for Housing Darragh O'Brien to build public housing to end child homelessness. The cards, each of which symbolise a child who [...]

Business as usual, as Varadkar replaces Martin as Taoiseach

Tomorrow, Micheál Martin steps down as Taoiseach. His time in power has been a disaster for working people. Since June 2020, Martin has overseen: • 50%+ increases in energy costs as the cost of living [...]

Labour call to ditch Irish language requirement for teachers won’t solve short staffing in our schools

The call by Labour to lower the standard of Irish needed to become a teacher won't solve the real problems behind the short staffing crisis in schools, according to David Gardiner, Workers' Party representative for [...]

Liam Mellows 100th Anniversary Commemoration

The Workers' Party commemorated Liam Mellows, Rory O'Connor, Joe McKelvey, and Richard Barrett today outside Mountjoy Prison, where they were executed one hundred years ago by the Free State. Garrett Greene, Workers' Party representative in [...]

Joe McKelvey 100th Anniversary Commemoration

The Workers' Party commemorated Liam Mellows, Rory O'Connor, Joe McKelvey and Richard Barrett today in Milltown Cemetery, one hundred years after their execution by the Free State. Workers' Party President Micky McCorry outlined our socialist [...]

Workers’ Party calls for investigation into living conditions in East Wall asylum centre

Following media reports highlighting appalling conditions that asylum seekers in East Wall are living in, Workers’ Party Dublin Central representative Garrett Greene has called for an immediate investigation into the suitability of the ESB building [...]

No change to list of streets exempt from DCC bin bag ban

I have been made aware of a number of residents in Dublin 7 who have been contacted today by Greyhound to say that their streets are no longer exempt from the ban on bin bags [...]

A clear alternative to 30 years of violence in Northern Ireland always existed

In response to recent comments from Michelle O’Neill stating there was no alternative to a campaign of violence in the north between 1969-1998, the Irish People are republishing an article written in 2017 following the [...]

Bodenstown Oration 2022

Fáilte roimh chairde agus comrádaithe, Once again we gather at the grave of Wolfe Tone to celebrate and commemorate his revolutionary vision and that of the United Irishmen. Their belief in secular republicanism, in a [...]

Submission to Public Consultation on Collective Bargaining

The Workers' Party has made a comprehensive submission to the public consultation by the Department of Trade, Enterprise, and Employment on proposals being considered by the High-Level Group on Collective Bargaining. This Group was set [...]

Public toilets and more bins for Waterstown Park

South Dublin County Council should provide public toilets and more bins in Waterstown Park ahead of the summer months, according to David Gardiner, Workers’ Party representative for Palmerstown-Fonthill. Gardiner said: “As the weather improves over [...]

Workers’ Party calls for cabinet-style of local democracy

A cabinet-style system of local democracy, akin to a parliamentary model, should be considered as an alternative by the Dublin Citizens’ Assembly on a directly-elected mayor, according to David Gardiner, Workers’ Party representative for Palmerstown-Fonthill. [...]

Workers’ Party calls for full-time library service for Palmerstown

Workers’ Party representative David Gardiner, while welcoming the Saturday opening hours currently being piloted in Palmerstown Library Digital Hub, has called on South Dublin County Council to provide a full-time library service for the area. [...]

Kranthi May Day Speech 2022

Challenges facing the working class during the coronavirus period Speech by Claire O'Connor to the Kranthi May Day Commemoration, 15th May 2022 Good afternoon comrades, I am very glad to have been invited to speak [...]

Easter Commemoration Oration – Dublin

Comrades and Friends We gather today, on the 106th anniversary of the Easter Rising, to remember and honour those who fought in Easter Week 1916; to acknowledge the importance of the progressive and democratic ideals [...]

Easter Commemoration, Belfast 2022

The oration this year was given by Peter Sullivan, West Belfast. Comrades and friends, After two years of meeting virtually for our Easter commemoration we are finally able to gather in person. As many of [...]

Solidarity with Ukrainian Communist Youth

Workers' Party Youth members in Dublin today (Tuesday 8th March) handed in a letter of protest to the Ukrainian Embassy demanding the immediate release of Oleksandr Kononovichi and Mykhailo Kononovichi, members of the Leninist Youth [...]

European peace conference essential to Ukraine solution

The escalation of the Russian-American conflict into a Russian-Ukrainian war is a tragic development. The Workers’ Party of Ireland is mindful of the loss of human life and the destruction of valuable infrastructure and calls [...]

State must build district heating infrastructure to meet climate goals

The report from Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) confirms that the current focus on reducing energy demand will not be enough to eliminate fossil fuel use. It is time for the state to build [...]

Tackling waiting lists effectively requires a holistic approach

As waiting times increase for patients the government must look for a sustainable plan to reduce waiting times rather than a superficial solution which avoids getting to the root causes of delays.  There are some [...]

The state must finance the cost of retrofitting for low and middle income households: Requirement for up-front payment means retrofit scheme is just another subsidy for the wealthy.

As energy bills soar and the climate crisis looms, there is an urgent need to improve the energy efficiency of Ireland’s low-quality housing and reduce heating bills. Yet the government’s much vaunted retrofit scheme requires [...]

More investment in Mental Health services required urgently

The Workers’ Party welcome the suicide prevention infrastructure due to begin this summer, piloting at Divis and Clifton Street bridges but we still require serious investment into our mental health services according to Gemma Weir, [...]

Government measures to address the cost of living crisis goes nowhere near far enough

The government measures to address the cost of living crisis goes nowhere near far enough to help workers according to David Gardiner, Workers’ Party Palmerstown-Fonthill.  “The government seems to think that one-off temporary measures are [...]

Spiralling increases in cost of living set to plunge more workers into poverty

In recent weeks the price of bread, milk and butter has increased by 10-30 cent. While this may not seem like much on the surface for a family who buy three loaves of bread, 10 [...]

As average rent in west Dublin increases by 11%, public housing is the solution

As figures rise nationally, west Dublin has been hit by an 11% average increase in rent, something which can only be solved by public housing, according to David Gardiner, Workers' Party representative for Palmerstown-Fonthill. Gardiner [...]

Bleak Wake for the Derry Slaughtered

From Letters from Long Kesh 🕯🚩#OTD 30th January 1972 thousands assembled in Derry to peacefully protest for civil rights and an end to internment. British troops opened fire resulting in a massacre and the death [...]

The recent increase in tension in Eastern Europe and the potential for catastrophic conflict.

The purpose of NATO is to keep the US in, the Russians out, and the Germans down. The ongoing and escalating tension regarding NATO’s expansion has the potential to ignite a destructive conflict which even [...]

NI Executive must provide real guidance for schools and teachers

As teachers unions describe the situation for schools in the north as ‘dire’ it is vital that the Minister for Education ensures that the roll out of air infiltration units is completed quickly and efficiently [...]

Fuel allowance falls short in tackling real problem of fuel poverty

While we welcome the extra fuel allowance offered by the Department of Communities it falls far short of what is required according to Gemma Weir, Workers’ Party Castle DEA. “The scheme provides a one off [...]

Nuclear energy is the only option to avoid climate disaster

A number of Irish MEPs have voiced their opposition to an EU proposal to classify nuclear energy investments as sustainable. This is a strange position for people who claim to be concerned about climate change, [...]

2022 New Year Message from the Party President

Michael McCorry, President of the Workers' Party of Ireland On behalf of the Workers’ Party, the Ard Comhairle and Uachtarán Michael McCorry would like to extend New Year’s greetings to all Party members, their families [...]

Ireland needs a high-quality and accessible all-island healthcare system

As a record number of COVID-19 cases have been recorded in recent days both north and south, two Workers’ Party representatives on either side of the border are calling for a high-quality and accessible all-island [...]

Government must take serious action on climate crisis

Following a report which shows that 90% of Irish people believe that Ireland needs to act on climate change, it is time that the government starts exploring options such as nuclear energy, according to Garrett [...]

ICHH & NORTH INNER CITY VACANT SEAT: DCC MUST SHOW SOME POLITICAL COURAGE!

Following the decision of councillors at tonight’s monthly Council meeting of Dublin City Council to once again defer a vote to replace the late Councillor Anthony Flynn, the Workers’ Party has blasted DCC councillors for [...]

WORKERS’ PARTY BECOME FIRST IRISH PARTY TO BACK NUCLEAR ENERGY

The Workers' Party are the first party on the island of Ireland to endorse the development of nuclear energy in Ireland. The decision was taken at our recent Ard Fheis in Dublin, following two years [...]