News/Statements

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 [...]

Workers’ Party Ard Fheis 2021 Presidential address by Michael McCorry

Comrades and friends,  It is a great honour to be chosen as party president. I thank you all for your trust in me to take on this important role.  We have had a successful day [...]

100th Anniversary of the PCE

On the centenary of its foundation we have sent the following greetings to the Communist Party of Spain: Comrades: On the centenary of the foundation of the Communist Party of Spain, please accept warm congratulations [...]

National Transport Authority Strategy falls far short of what is needed

Workers’ Party representatives across the country have reacted angrily to the review of the National Transport Authority strategy stating that it delivers absolutely nothing for workers. David Gardiner - Workers' Party Palmerstown-Fonthill said: “The announcement [...]

Solidarity with Cuba – no to US destabilisation attempts

The United States continue with their attempts to undermine the Cuban Revolution. Planned counter revolutionary protests for 15th November are nothing more than a propaganda exercise designed to discredit and spread misleading and false information [...]

Socialism and democratic planning only solution to climate crisis

Warnings that failure to deal with the climate emergency will reverse decades of progress in poverty alleviation, lead to increasing conflicts and create tens of millions of climate refugees as the earth becomes inhabitable are [...]

Solidarity to the FSLN

On the day of the Nicaraguan elections the Workers’ Party send our solidarity to the FSLN. In 1979 the FSLN overthrew Anastasio Somoza DeBayle which ended the Somoza dynasty, and established a revolutionary government in [...]

Joined up approached to health only way to tackle pressures on healthcare

As emergency departments across the north warn of possible closures due to extreme pressures it is time for the health committee to take action, invest in our NHS and implement a strategy that will ensure [...]

Spiralling cost of living pushes workers into poverty

As thousands of workers are hit with rising energy costs they now face an additional increase in the cost of bin collections and TV packages. The cost of living for the average person is spiralling [...]

Properly funded NHS system needed to reduce health inequalities

Letsbuyhealthcare is yet another insult to workers and further proof that the government has no intention of implementing Sláintecare or anything remotely like it according to Cathie Shiels, Workers’ Party representative for Finglas/Ballymun. “This new [...]

Understaffing in Dublin Fire Brigade puts us all at risk, says Dublin firefighter

A Workers' Party representative has called for an increase in recruitment to Dublin Fire Brigade after a number of fire engines were unused on Halloween night due to understaffing. David Gardiner is a firefighter, trade [...]

Needs of the homeless must be central to Inner City Helping Homeless liquidation process says WP

The Workers’ Party has called for Dublin City Council to seek to have a Committee of Inspection appointed to oversee the liquidation of Inner City Helping Homeless (ICHH) to ensure the needs of homeless people [...]