News/Statements

Palestine must have equal access to Covid vaccine

Israel have already administered the vaccine to a higher percentage of its population than other countries. While they have offered the vaccine to Palestinians with resident status in East Jerusalem, they have not done the [...]

Delayed diagnosis and treatments will cause long term problems for the NHS

The chief executive of the Northern Trust has reported that 50 per cent of patients in Antrim Area Hospital have tested positive for Covid-19. Across the whole of the north there are now 840 Covid [...]

Dublin 7 Residents Voice Concern About Proposed Co-Living Development At Hendron’s Building, Upper Dominick Street

145 residents of Dublin Central have signed a petition in support of an objection lodged to An Bord Pleanála by Workers’ Party representative, Éilis Ryan. The objection concerns the proposed development of 280 ‘co-living’ apartments [...]

US must end sanctions in Syria

In December, a UN independent human rights expert called on the United States to remove the sanctions against Syria warning that it may seriously impede the rebuilding of the countries destroyed infrastructure and increase the [...]

Irish Daily Mail attacks paramedics amid government vaccine rollout failures

Firefighter, paramedic and Workers’ Party representative David Gardiner has accused the irish Daily Mail of insulting frontline workers, following an article implying that Dublin paramedics jumped the queue for the COVID-19 vaccine, while also criticising [...]

Covid increases poverty levels

The independent Think Tank, Resolution Foundation has conducted a survey into the increase in poverty due to Covid. From the Summer of 2020 families with children who were in the lowest income bracket were reporting [...]

Nationalise private hospitals

The Workers' Party supports the call from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) to nationalise all private hospitals to fight against COVID-19. David Gardiner, Workers' Party representative in Palmerstown-Fonthill, said: "The healthcare system is [...]

Tesco removes workers’ COVID payment

In a contemptuous move, Tesco have removed the 10% Covid payment for their staff. At a time when incidence rates of infection and hospitalisation are at an all time high this decision to remove the [...]

Mother and baby home survivors deserve better

After a five-year investigation the Commission of Investigation has produced its final report into Mother and Baby homes. The report makes for grim reading and we are faced with confronting one of the darkest and [...]

Baby homes leak is a disgrace

The Workers’ Party wishes to note its disappointment at the leaking of the details of the Mother and Baby Home Commission report to the media. This action has caused a huge amount of distress to [...]

Minister fails special education as well as nurseries

Chris Bailie:Workers Party,Oldpark DEA representative has strongly criticised the Minister for Education who has shown complete contempt for special schools and their teaching staff. He said ‘Along with their colleagues in nurseries, special schools remain [...]

Minister fails teachers and students again

Gemma Weir, Workers Party North Belfast representative has slammed Education Minister Peter Weir for his total incompetence in supporting schools during the pandemic. Back in September schools were asked to come up with a plan [...]

Anti-social behaviour not welcome in our communities

The Workers’ Party have strongly condemned the recent act of vandalism on St James Community Farm. A spokesperson said ‘St James Community Farm is supported by families in the community. It homes goats and sheep [...]

Workers’ Party condemns anti social behaviour

The Workers' Party has condemned recent anti-social behaviour in the Lower Falls, which has left a local playground in ruins. A spokesperson said:"It is understood that bins were stolen from residents and set alight in [...]

NI Housing Executive must be protected from privatisation

There can be no doubt, despite the dressing up, the recent statement delivered by the Minister of Communities regarding the Northern Ireland Housing Executive is nothing more than a plan for privatisation. Despite the minister’s [...]

NI Minster reopens schools with no consultation

In an incredibly contemptuous and cowardly move the Northern Ireland Minster for Education has sent a letter to schools this evening informing Principals that schools will reopen as normal in January. This comes with no [...]

Government fails Leaving Cert students

Workers' Party Youth has accused the government of failing Leaving Cert students, urging them to make preparations for the possibility of a non-traditional Leaving Cert. Eoghan Gardiner, Secretary of Workers' Party Youth, said: "The plan [...]

School closure must be extended

The Workers’ Party has called for the closure of schools to be extended beyond January 11th, as previously announced by the government, following the increase in COVID-19 cases. David Gardiner, Workers’ Party representative in Palmerstown-Fonthill, [...]

Emergency driver theory test measures required to make up for Covid backlog 

The Workers’ Party has called for driver theory tests to be fast tracked for learner drivers facing Covid-related delays to their scheduled theory tests. The call comes following an announcement that driver theory tests would [...]

Free Julian Assange

United States Embassy 42 Elgin Rd, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 United States Consulate Danesfort House, 223 Stranmillis Road, Belfast BT9 5GR The Workers’ Party of Ireland 8 New Cabra Road, Dublin 1 Mr. President, We in [...]

Zero Covid strategy necessary to combat “out-of-control virus”

The Workers' Party has once again called for the implementation of a Zero Covid strategy in order to tackle the "out-of-control virus." David Gardiner, Workers' Party representative in Dublin Mid-West, said: “According to NPHT there [...]

New Years Message 2021

On behalf of the Workers’ Party, The Ard Comhairle would like to extend New Year’s greetings to all Party members and their families and to our, friends and supporters both at home and abroad. We [...]

Workers’ Party appeals for calm following Clonee shooting

The Workers' Party has appealed for calm following the fatal shooting of a man carrying a knife by Gardaí in Clonee. A spokesperson said: "The Workers' Party finds it regrettable that an incident has taken [...]

All-island approach a must to tackle COVID-19

David Gardiner, Workers' Party representative for Palmerstown-Fonthill has called for an all-island approach to COVID-19, calling the travel ban on Britain “redundant” as a result of the border in the north. "The government recently announced, [...]

NI Minister for Education puts selection process ahead of lives

In an incredibly contemptuous and cowardly move the Northern Ireland Minster for Education has sent a letter to schools this evening informing Principals that schools will reopen as normal in January. This comes with no [...]

Calls for co-living moratorium, as new units advertised before planning granted

Workers’ Party representative for Dublin Central, Éilis Ryan, has condemned an international co-living landlord for advertising and taking applications for a shared accommodation residence on Dominick Street, Dublin 7, before planning permission has been granted [...]

A first-hand account of the IRA Border Campaign

Seán Garland (1934-2018) joined the Irish Republican Army in the early 1950s, leading the Republican Movement forward with unapologetically socialist republican politics, standing firmly against sectarian nationalists, ultra-leftists and careerist politicians all throughout his life. [...]

OTD 12th December 1956 the Border Campaign began

Seán Garland (1934-2018) joined the Irish Republican Army in the early 1950s, leading the Republican Movement forward with unapologetically socialist republican politics, standing firmly against sectarian nationalists, ultra-leftists and careerist politicians all throughout his life. [...]

NI Housing Executive must be protected from privatisation

The Workers’ Party notes with disappointment that Sinn Féin and the DUP have voted down a motion at Belfast City Council opposing any attempt at privatisation of the Housing Executive this evening. Speaking on the [...]

Palestinian children held in solitary by Israeli military

A shocking report from Defense for Children International – Palestine (DCIP) has revealed that between 1 January 2016 and 31 December 2019 there were an unbelievable 108 documented cases where Palestinian children were arrested and [...]

Global poverty to increase due to COVID-19

A United Nations report has revealed that the current Covid-19 pandemic is rapidly increasing the number of people who require humanitarian assistance. The report states that extreme poverty has increased dramatically in the past year [...]

Palestine at crisis level with COVID yet vaccine only available for Israel

A recent report has stated that Germany has guaranteed Israel inclusion in the EU Covid-19 vaccination deal. The commitment was made by both the German Foreign Minister and Health Minster to the Israeli Foreign Minster [...]

Dublin City Council to acquire through compulsory purchase order five purpose-built student complexes

The Workers’ Party have called for Dublin City Council to acquire through a Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) five purpose-built student complexes and use these buildings to provide public student accommodation.  Operating under the brand Uninest, [...]

Government betray student nurses

Dublin Central Workers' Party representative Éilis Ryan has described the government decision not to pay student nurses as "despicable. "Ryan said:"The decision by the government not to pay student nurses shows the true level of [...]

State must not foot the bill of tackling slum landlords and overcrowding

Workers Party representative for Dublin Central, Éilis Ryan, has blasted the Government’s response to this week’s RTE Investigates programme, which shed light on the scandalous overcrowded conditions in Dublin’s private rental sector. Ryan is calling [...]

Student nurse pay vote shows how little gov values workers and students

Eoghan Gardiner, Secretary of Workers' Party Youth, has reacted to the decision taken by the government to vote against paying student nurses. Gardiner said: "The fact that the government has voted against paying student nurses, [...]

Meat processing plants still pose a danger

A Workers' Party representative has reacted to a report from the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) highlighting issues in meat processing plants. The report concerningly highlights "staff working face to face, ill-fitted specialist masks and [...]

The Workers’ Party condemn British Government refusal of Pat Finucane inquiry

The Workers’ Party have strongly condemned last night’s decision by the British Government to reject a public inquiry into the murder of Pat Finucane. Speaking on the subject, Workers’ Party representative for North Belfast Chris [...]

The Workers’ Party of Ireland condemns Slovakian anti-communist law

The Slovakian parliament has recently passed an anti-communist amendment which was put forward by their right-wing conservative coalition government. The amendment declares the Czechoslovak Communist Party and the now Communist Party of Slovakia as ‘criminal [...]

The Workers’ Party of Ireland greeting to the XXI Congress of the Portuguese Communist Party

Dear Comrades, The Workers' Party of Ireland sends its fraternal greetings to the Portuguese Communist Party on the occasion of your XXIst Congress. The PCP occupies a critical place in the resistance to capitalism and [...]