1 in 12 cancer diagnoses were missed during COVID-19 pandemic

A recent report from the National Cancer Registry of Ireland has revealed that a shocking one in 12 expected cancers were not detected during the Covid pandemic. This is an estimated 4,320 cases. The cause [...]

Sport Ireland snubs League of Ireland women’s clubs funding application

Sport Ireland has snubbed an application for €550,000 in funding for League of Ireland Women's Premier Division clubs. Domestic football, including the women’s game, is currently experiencing a great level of growth that should be [...]

87% of Irish people in favour of ceasefire to negotiate an end to war in Ukraine

A new poll has revealed that 87% of people in Ireland favour a ceasefire in Ukraine to facilitate negotiations to end the war. The poll, commissioned by the Peace and Neutrality Alliance and carried out [...]

Cherry Orchard Industrial Estate proposal would not benefit working people, says Workers’ Party rep

Planning permission has been applied for 127 apartments on the site of the old skatepark in Cherry Orchard Industrial Estate. David Gardiner, Workers’ Party representative for Palmerstown-Fonthill, has said that issues around facilities and infrastructure, [...]

Government plans to give up to €1 billion of public money to developers and landlords

The new €1 billion housing plan announced by the government is simply another way to funnel public money into private hands. The state is planning to subsidise private developers in building housing, specifically cost-rental housing. [...]

Dublin Easter oration 2023

Comrades and friends, Today we gather to remember and honour the men and women of 1916 who bravely struck a blow for Irish freedom against the might of the British empire. Easter remains an important [...]

Message to the Sudanese Communist Party

The Workers' Party of Ireland sends its solidarity greetings to the Sudanese Communist Party, its members and supporters, in this dangerous time. The ongoing clashes in Sudan appear to be a falling out amongst thieves [...]

Note of condolence to the South African Communist Party and the World Peace Council on the death of Chris Matlhako

Chris Matlhako dedicated his life to the struggle for liberation, both for his county and in the fight against western imperialism. His unstinting dedication to the achievement of socialism was long recognised by his comrades [...]

Workers’ Party donates towards Cuban medical supplies efforts

Workers' Party members, including our National Organiser Caoimhe Garland, met Marie Barry from the Cuba Solidarity Forum Ireland to present a donation towards medical supplies for Cuba. The money was raised through donations for our [...]

Gombeen politicians welcome Biden the warmonger

As establishment politicians and the media fawn over US President Joe Biden during his visit to Ireland, the Workers’ Party seeks to make clear our rejection of American domination over our economic, cultural and military [...]

Gardaí crack down on peaceful anti-US protest

Gardaí have attempted to crackdown on a protest against U.S. aggression, entitled #WeRememberTheVictims and organised by the Cuba Support Group, to coincide with the visit of Joe Biden to the Phoenix Park today. Gardaí in [...]

Cork Easter oration 2023

Comrades and friends, We gather here today to honour the men and women of 1916 who bravely struck a blow for Irish freedom against British imperialism.In doing so we take the opportunity to reflect on [...]

Belfast Easter oration 2023

A chairde, It is a privilege to address you all today as we gather to remember the men and women of Easter week 1916, as well as those who have came through the ranks of [...]

Government should focus on developing sports facilities in Ireland, not in New York

The Workers' Party has criticised the government for allocating €500,000 to redevelop Gaelic Park in New York, as announced by Tánaiste Micheál Martin, while continuing to neglect sporting facilities at home. David Gardiner, Workers' Party [...]

R.I.P. Tom French

The Workers’ Party are deeply saddened to learn of the death of our comrade Tom French, former Workers' Party President. A lifelong member of the republican movement from Sinn Fein through to the Workers' Party, [...]

Save working families from homelessness: extend the eviction ban and build public housing

The move by the government to end the eviction ban will undoubtedly push even more working families out of their homes and into homelessness, according to Garrett Greene, Workers' Party representative for Cabra-Glasnevin. Greene said: [...]

A European Peace Conference can end the war in Ukraine

The Workers’ Party today reiterates our call for a European Peace Conference to bring an end to the war in the Ukraine. One year on from the escalation of the crisis in Ukraine by the [...]

Workers’ Party condemns Omagh shooting

The Workers' Party condemns the shooting of an off-duty police officer in Omagh last night. The detective was shot after he had finished coaching a children's football team. His own son, as well as other [...]

Dublin City Council spent €221 million buying back houses they originally built

Following a Freedom of Information request made to Dublin City Council by the Workers’ Party, it has been revealed that between 2016 and 2021 the council spent €221,787,160 buying back housing units that they had [...]

Noel McFarlane Oration

Delivered by Padraig Mannion, Ard Comhairle/CEC of the Workers' Party of Ireland. On my own behalf, and on behalf of the Central Executive Committee of the Workers’ Party of Ireland, I would like to thank [...]

Traffic problem likely to worsen in Palmerstown village

A resolution has been reached on a right-of-way dispute relating to the development on the old Vincent Byrne site in Palmerstown, according to a report in The Irish Times. Unfortunately, any resolution is unlikely to [...]

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 [...]