News/Statements

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 [...]

Solidarity with Cuba on US attempts to implement Title III of the Helms Burton Act

The Workers Party of Ireland condemns the recent declaration by the US government announcing severe economic sanctions against Cuba. After the Cuban Revolution the US National Security Council (NSC) considered means to overthrow the Revolution [...]

Solidarity message to the Communist Party of the Workers of Spain

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 [...]

Bodenstown Oration 1973

The following oration was given by Sinn Féin (Official) Ard Comhairle member Billy McMillen at the Party's Wolfe Tone commemoration in June 1973, in the early stages of the party's transition from Sinn Féin to [...]

Belfast Easter Oration 2019

The following speech was delivered by Chris Bailie at the Workers' Party Easter Commemoration in Milltown Cemetery, Belfast. Comrades, Friends, We assemble here, as we do each year, to commemorate the 1916 Easter Rising and [...]

Workers’ Party solidarity message to CP of Sri Lanka

The Workers' Party of Ireland has sent the following message of solidarity to the Communist Party and people of Sri Lanka following Sunday's horrific bombing. To: Central Committee, Communist Party of Sri-Lanka Dear comrades, The [...]

The Workers’ Party Easter Oration 2019

The Workers’ Party Easter Oration, Sunday 21st April 2019 The following speech was delivered at Workers’ Party commemorations in Dublin, Cork and Waterford. Comrades and friends, For generations now republicans and socialists have gathered on [...]

Too many questions left unanswered by Bessborough report

The Workers’ Party have said that too many questions have been left unanswered in the report into infant deaths at the former Mother and Baby Home at Bessborough and that only a thorough and no-holds-barred [...]

One in Six live in poverty, yet Victorian attitudes prevail

The revelation that 760,000 people, one sixth of the Republic of Ireland’s population, are living in poverty will surprise only those who have never experienced poverty, according to the Workers’ Party Catherine Coffey Cork City [...]

Solidarity message to CPI(M) on occasion of India’s general election

The Workers Party of Ireland sends warm comradely greetings to the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and extends its best wishes and solidarity to the CPIM for the 2019 Indian general election for the 17th [...]

EU-Trump trade talks a victory for business over environment, says Workers’ Party Euro candidate

Workers’ Party candidate in the Dublin European elections, Cllr. Éilis Ryan, has condemned the Irish government’s vote in favour of opening trade negotiations with Donald Trump and the US government, at a meeting of the [...]

Assange arrest demonstrates need for European protections for whistleblowers, says MEP candidate

European election candidate Cllr. Éilis Ryan (Workers' Party), has condemned the arrest of Julian Assange this morning in the UK, and called for stronger European protections for whistleblowers.  Cllr. Ryan said:  "Assange's arrest was, according [...]

Update from the Sudanese Communist Party on the situation in Sudan.

Hundreds of thousands march in the capital and major cities in Sudan demanding the end of the dictatorial regime. 7 April 2019 Hundreds of thousands marched yesterday in the capital Khartoum and other major cities and [...]

HSE recruitment freeze is a sign of times to come with downturn on the horizon

The HSE’s recruitment freeze is a sign of further austerity on the horizon from Fine Gael, as the global economy stalls. That’s according to Workers’ Party city councillor and Euro candidate Éilis Ryan. Ryan said: [...]

New rent regulations leave plenty loopholes for landlords to exploit

Workers’ Party councillor and Euro candidate Éilis Ryan has said the government’s new rent regulations leave plenty loopholes for landlords to exploit. Commenting following Minister Eoghan Murphy’s announcement of the new regulations this evening, Cllr. [...]

NO TO WAR! NO TO NATO!

Statement by the Workers Party on 70 years of NATO Today is the seventieth anniversary of the foundation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). On 3rd and 4th April foreign ministers from NATO countries [...]

Dublin councillor accuses city officials of hypocrisy for hosting Vienna housing exhibition

Workers’ Party Dublin City Councillor Éilis Ryan has condemned what she says is the  hypocrisy of Dublin City officials opening housing exhibition on Vienna’s housing model, today (Tuesday, 2ndApril) while refusing to contemplate similar public housing [...]

SOLIDARITY WITH THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF TURKEY

From:       Workers Party of Ireland To:          The Central Committee, Communist Party of Turkey   30th March 2019 Dear Comrades, The Workers Party of Ireland sends comradely greetings to the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) [...]

Discovery of heroin kits raises concern in Cork

Cork City North West Workers’ Party candidate Catherine Coffey has expressed concern after the discovery of a number of both opened and unopend heroin treatment kits across the Northside of the city. Heroin injection kit [...]

John Delaney must remove himself completely from the FAI, says Workers’ Party representative

Workers’ Party representative in Palmerstown-Fonthill, David Gardiner, has called on John Delaney to remove himself complete from the FAI, following his resignation as CEO yesterday (Saturday). Gardiner said: “As an lifelong supporter of St. Patrick’s [...]

Coveney comments on mayoral salary expose his elitism

90% of Irish workers earn less than €60,000 - half what directly-elected Mayor will get Euro candidate Cllr. Éilis Ryan (Workers’ Party) has slammed the Taoiseach and Tánaiste’s defence of a proposal to pay directly-elected [...]

Facebook, Twitter and Youtube must tackle Gemma O’Doherty in wake of New Zealand comments

The Workers' Party has condemned yesterday (Friday)'s attack on a mosque in New Zealand, and has called for social media corporations to take actions to tackle those suggesting the attack was a 'false flag' operation.  [...]