News/Statements

Owen Keegan must put Dublin land sell-off proposals to a public referendum

The Workers' Party have called for Dublin City Council CEO Owen Keegan to hold a local Dublin referendum on his proposals to sell off public land. Dublin City Council will tomorrow (Monday) debate proposals under [...]

Irish Water criticised for failure to act to prevent Leixlip plant contamination

David Gardiner (Workers' Party) has criticised Irish Water for its "failure to act" on information it received which led to the country's largest-scale water contamination warning. Gardiner said; "In 2014, it became apparent to Irish [...]

US Iran attack leads to fresh calls for an end to US troops in Shannon

The Workers' Party has condemned the US air raid at Baghdad airport which killed Qassem Soleimani, head of Iran’s elite Quds force and Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis, the Deputy Commander of Iran backed militias, the Popular [...]

New Year’s Message from the Party President

Workers' Party President Michael Donnelly December 31st 2019 On behalf of the CEC/Ard Comhairle I would like to extend New Year’s greetings to all Party members and their families and to our, friends and supporters [...]

Campaigners deliver 3,826 postcards to Minister Eoghan Murphy

Campaigners from the Workers' Party today (Friday) delivered 3,826 Christmas postcards to Minister Eoghan Murphy - one for each child who will spend this Christmas without a home.  Cllr. Ted Tynan, a city councillor with [...]

Gardiner calls for more investment and more Gardai after Clondalkin shooting

Reacting to a shooting in north Clondalkin, Workers' Party representative David Gardiner has called for "more investment in our communities and more Gardaí on our streets who can effectively engage with our communities". According to [...]

Investment in public transport must be key priority says Workers’ Party candidate

James Coughlan, the Workers’ Party by-election candidate in Cork North Central has said investment in expanding public transport is key in reducing carbon emissions and increasing connectivity across the city and surrounding areas. Coughlan said [...]

Workers’ Party Dublin Mid West candidate hits out at proposed cuts to local fire services

David Gardiner, Tallaght fire fighter and Workers’ Party candidate in the Dublin Mid West by-election, has hit out at proposed cuts to fire services in the West of the city. Gardiner was speaking on foot [...]

Coughlan says government has given up on getting to grips with health

James Coughlan (Cork North Central) James Coughlan said that  Fine Gael had clearly given up on getting to grips with the crisis in our public hospitals and he accused the government of forgetting that it [...]

Contribution of the Workers’ Party of Ireland to the 21st International Meeting of Communist & Workers Parties

Izmir, Turkey, 18-20 October 2019 “100th Anniversary of the Founding of the Communist International – The fight for peace and socialism continues!” Dear Comrades, The Workers Party of Ireland extends greetings to the parties present [...]

Solidarity Message from the Workers’ Party of Ireland to the Workers’ Party of Bangladesh

Dear Comrades, The Workers Party of Ireland sends warm comradely greetings to the Workers Party of Bangladesh and extends its best wishes and solidarity to the WPB on the occasion of its Tenth Congress taking [...]

Solidarity Message from the Workers’ Party of Ireland to the Communist Party of the Workers of Spain for the Spanish General Election

Dear comrades, The Workers Party of Ireland sends warm comradely greetings and solidarity to the Communist Party of the Workers of Spain and wishes the PCTE success in the general election taking place in Spain [...]

Solidarity Message from the Workers’ Party of Ireland to the Bolivian People

The Workers Party of Ireland unreservedly condemns the military coup in Bolivia and the ouster of the democratically elected President, Evo Morales, with the connivance and support of US imperialism and its proxies in the [...]

Gardiner slams South Dublin County Council rent hike

David Gardiner, Workers' Party candidate in the Dublin Mid-West byelection, has slammed South Dublin County Council's decision to increase rent as "completely irresponsible" and "moving backwards". This comes as the council's Annual Budget for 2020 [...]

Workers’ Party select Coughlan to contest Cork NC by-election

james Coughlan The Workers’ Party have selected James Coughlan as its candidate in the forthcoming Cork North Central by-election. James Coughlan  is a general operative employed in the Cleansing Department of Cork City Council. He [...]

O’Devaney Gardens ‘Affordable Rents’ set to cost €1600 / month – 60% of average Dublin household income

The newly-announced, so-called ‘affordable rental’ component of the O’Devaney Gardens deal - unveiled this morning by Dublin City Council’s ruling alliance - will require rents of €1600 / month. That’s according to Éilis Ryan, the [...]

Gardiner to contest Dublin MidWest By-Election on behalf of the Workers’ Party

The Workers' Party has announced that David Gardiner will represent the party in the upcoming by-election in Dublin Mid-West.  The firefighter and paramedic was a first-time candidate back in May, contesting the Palmerstown-Fonthill ward during [...]

Workers’ Party President condemns attack on Sinn Féin TD

Workers' Party President Michael Donnelly has condemned the apparent arson attack which took place targetting Sinn Féin TD Martin Kenny.  Speaking following the attacks, Donnelly said:  "What took place at Deputy Kenny's home appeared to [...]

Calls for Dublin plebiscite on public land ownership ahead of O’Devaney vote

Workers' Party representative Éilis Ryan has called for a Dublin-wide plebiscite on the use and ownership of public lands, ahead of a vote tonight at Dublin City Council on whether or not to grant the [...]

Gardiner writes to Gardaí as part of Keep Calm on the Kennelsfort Road campaign

David Gardiner, Workers' Party representative in Palmerstown-Fonthill, has written to the local Garda Superintendent concerning the existing, yet unenforced, ban on heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) weighing over 7.5t from using the Kennelsfort Road. "This has [...]

Sinn Féin rent tax break criticised as a “Fianna Fáil-style” public handout to landlords

Sinn Féin have come in for criticism for their proposal that a tax break equivalent to one month's rent be granted to those renting from private landlords. Workers' Party local representative Éilis Ryan today (Monday) [...]

The Workers’ Party calls on members and supporters to join Climate Strike

The Workers' Party has called on members and supporters to join Climate Strike events tomorrow (Friday Sept. 20th) to protest inaction on the ongoing climate crisis. "These youth and student-led demonstrations are crucial in voicing [...]

Gardiner launches Workers’ Party “Keep Calm on the Kennelsfort Road” campaign

David Gardiner, Workers' Party representative in Palmerstown-Fonthill, has announced the Workers' Party's 'Keep Calm on the Kennelsfort Road' campaign, which aims to have an already-existing ban on heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) weighing over 7.5 tonnes [...]

Dublin councillors vote to sell off public land in breach of Dublin agreement

Newly-elected councillors have come in for criticism from Workers' Party representative Éilis Ryan after voting last night (Monday 2nd September) to sell off a plot of public land to private developers on Harcourt Street, Dublin [...]

Workers’ Party representative David Gardiner reacts to attempts by Ryanair to prevent their workers from striking

Gardiner, a trade unionist himself, said: "Ryanair is in the High Court today seeking an injunction to prevent strike action from taking place this Thursday. This comes as no surprise given the airline refuses to [...]

PTSB blocks banking transaction for mentioning “Cuba”

The Workers’ Party has led criticisms of Permanent TSB for implementing United States legislation which for decades has imposed an economic embargo on trade and travel between the United States and Cuba. The Party says [...]

Irish Ferries must scrap “Car Only” ferry crossings to help tackle climate crisis

The Workers’ Party have called for all ferry companies to accept foot and bicycle passengers, in light of the urgent need to decrease the country’s carbon emissions. The call comes as both Irish Ferries (on [...]

Dublin City Council must implement Dublin Fire Brigade safe manning levels agreement

Firefighter and Workers' Party representative in Palmerstown-Fonthill David Gardiner has come out in support of calls made by Dublin Fire Brigade SIPTU Section Committee, of which he is a member, on Dublin City Council to [...]

Solidarity Message from The Workers’ Party of Ireland condemning the Detention of Indian Communist Leaders at Srinigar Airport

The Workers Party of Ireland condemns the unlawful and undemocratic detention of Comrade Sitaram Yechury, General Secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and Comrade D Raja, General Secretary of the Communist Party of [...]

Solidarity Message from the Workers’ Party of Ireland to the Government and People of Venezuela against Imperialist Aggression

The Workers Party of Ireland condemns the announcement by U.S. President Donald Trump on 6th August of a total U.S. economic blockade of Venezuela. By virtue of this illegal U.S. executive order, all entities within [...]

HSE must make funding available to ensure full quality services at Stewarts Hospital

David Gardiner, Workers' Party representative in Palmerstown-Fonthill, has called on the Health Service Executive (HSE) to ensure that adequate funding is made available to provide the users of Stewarts Hospital with a high standard of [...]

Solidarity Message from the Workers’ Party of Ireland to the Communist Party of Greece ahead of the Greek elections.

To: The Central Committee, Communist Party of Greece  6th July 2019  Dear comrades,  The Workers Party of Ireland sends warm comradely greetings and solidarity to the Communist Party of Greece on the eve of the parliamentary [...]

State should acquire Buy-To-Let UlsterBank loans

The Workers’ Party have called for distressed Buy-To-Let loans, including those currently owned by UlsterBank, to be acquired by the state, and let to existing tenants as part of the public housing stock.  Workers’ Party [...]

Bodenstown Oration, 2019

Delivered by Workers' Party President, Michael Donnelly Comrades, once again we gather here at Bodenstown at the grave of Theobald Wolfe Tone to celebrate his achievements and to commemorate his revolutionary vision back then in [...]

Workers Party condemn decision to close Cork Mail Centre

Axed: An Post's Cork Mail Centre at Little Island The Workers’ Party has condemned the decision of An Post to close the Cork Mail Centre at Little Island with the loss of 200 jobs Workers’ [...]

Palmerstown Library Decades Overdue

David Gardiner, Workers' Party representative in Palmerstown-Fonthill, has called on South Dublin County Council to deliver a fully equipped and full-time library for Palmerstown. "The Workers' Party has been gathering signatures to petition for a [...]

Workers’ Party offers condolences to family of Durham miners’ strike veteran Myrtle MacPherson

The Workers' Party wishes to offer its sincere condolences to the family and friends of Myrtle MacPherson, on the occasion of her passing.  Workers' Party Ard Comhairle member Séamus McDonagh, said: "Myrtle was exceptional, but she [...]

STATEMENT BY THE WORKERS PARTY OF IRELAND ON THE TRUMP VISIT 

The Workers Party of Ireland condemns the visit of US President Donald Trump to Ireland and the craven attitude of the Irish government towards the visit.  The US administration is a regime which supports and [...]

Light rail for Cork an election stunt says Coffey

Catherine Coffey, Workers’ Party candidate for Cork City North West said that there was no faith in the present government’s ability to deliver a light rail service to Cork city when it   cannot provide adequate [...]

Message of support from Turkish Communist Party

The Workers' Party has received the following message of support from the Communist Party of Turkey Dear comrades, On behalf of the Communist Party of Turkey, we would like to address our support to the [...]