Ballylumford power station could provide nuclear energy to safely and cheap heat our homes

Ballylumford power station could be used to produce nuclear power, according to a new policy document from the Workers' Party. The document, entitled 'Let's Get Real: A Plan For Nuclear Power in Ireland,' claims that [...]

We bailed out AIB when they were in trouble – why are we selling up now that they’re profitable?

The state sell-off of shares in AIB shows an ideological commitment to the private market that trumps logic. The state is no longer in majority ownership of the bank for the first time since the [...]

Bring on EURO 2028 – but Irish football needs more support both north and south

As the joint Irish and British bid to host UEFA Euro 2028 looks set to succeed unopposed, questions must be asked about the future of football in Ireland, according to Workers' Party representatives both north [...]

Statement issued by the Workers’ Party of Ireland regarding the resolution of the European Parliament on the state of EU-Cuba relations

The resolution adopted on July 12th by the European Parliament condemning Cuba is deeply concerning on a number of levels. Briefly, the resolution — on the state of the EU-Cuba PDCA in the light of [...]

500 dentists needed to serve needs of the population, says dental association

The Irish Dental Association has stated that 500 dentists are required urgently in order to meet the needs of the population and replace retiring dentists. This is yet another crisis in a series relating to [...]

RTÉ scandal is an insult to taxpayer and a stain on record of public broadcasting

Hidden payments, junkets and deceit - the crisis in RTÉ is a stain on the record of public service broadcasting in Ireland, as well as an insult to the taxpayer and ordinary staff working for [...]

Farage bank episode shows Ireland should legislate for right to bank account

The Nigel Farage bank episode in the UK shows that Ireland should legislate to guarantee the right to a bank account, according to Workers' Party representative Garrett Greene. The Cabra-Glasnevin representative argued for legislation to [...]

Homeless figures reach record of 12,411, while workers make up 25% of Dublin’s homeless

Homelessness records have been broken yet again under this Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and Green government, as 12,411 found themselves in emergency accommodation in May, while working people now make up 25% of Dublin’s homeless. [...]

Workers’ Party protests security forum stitch-up

The Consultative Forum on International Security Policy is a pro-NATO stitch-up designed to undermine Irish neutrality, according to the Workers' Party. Speaking at a protest outside Dublin Castle as the forum took place, Workers' Party [...]

2023 Wolfe Tone commemoration oration

The following oration was given by comrade Claire O'Connor (Dublin Mid-West branch) at the 2023 Wolfe Tone commemoration in Bodenstown, Co. Kildare. A chairde agus a chomrádaithe, Is onóir mór dom labhairt libh inniu san [...]

Security forum is a pro-NATO stitch-up

The Workers’ Party welcomes any open and honest debate on all aspects of government policy, domestic and international, including policy on national defence and Ireland’s involvement in international organisations. However, we have grave reservations as [...]

Nuclear power essential in tackling the climate crisis and provision of affordable energy

A State-led approach to the development and utilisation of nuclear power generation is an essential tool in the fight against climate change and the provision of affordable energy for working people, according to the Workers’ [...]

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 [...]