News/Statements

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.  [...]

Damage at Bessboro disgraceful says Catherine Coffey

Catherine Coffey, Cork Workers’ Party activist and survivor of a Mother & Baby home today visited the site of the former Bessboro Mother & Baby Home at Blackrock in Cork to view the damage done [...]

Workers’ Party calls for prosecution of senior army figures in relation to Bloody Sunday

The Workers’ Party have called for the full investigation and prosecution of senior army figures who were in control of the Bloody Sunday massacre. The call comes following the announcement this morning (Thursday) that one [...]

Workers Party demand Bessboro be treated as crime scene

The Workers’ Party has called on the government to immediately take over the burial grounds of the former Bessboro Mother & Baby home in Blackrock on the Southside of Cork city. Workers’ Party Cork Councillor [...]

Catherine Coffey (Workers’ Party) to contest Cork City Northwest in May local elections

The Workers' Party have selected Catherine Coffey to contest the Cork City Northwest ward in the upcoming local elections this May.  Announcing her candidacy, Coffey said: "My candidacy is not something I ever expected to happen. [...]

Workers’ Party call on Zappone and Rabbitte to put pressure on South Dublin County Council to provide proper accommodation for traveller families

David Gardiner, Workers' Party Public Representative in the North Clondalkin area, has called on the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Katherine Zappone and the recently appointed Chairperson of TUSLA, Pat Rabbitte, to pressurise South [...]

Workers’ Party Euro candidate calls for mandatory MMR scheme, as mumps cases reach six times previous years

Workers’ Party Dublin Euro candidate Cllr. Éilis Ryan has renewed her calls for the state to roll-out a mandatory MMR vaccination scheme for school-going children. The call comes as the HSE revealed today (Wednesday) that [...]

Glanmire recycling fire: Tynan calls for stricter regulation

The Workers’ Party in Cork have expressed serious concern at last night’s (Friday) major fire at a recycling centre near Glanmire which was attended by 11 units of Cork city and county fire brigade. Blazing [...]

Message from the Sudanese Communist Party

Comrade Fathi Alfadl, member of the Political Bureau of the Sudanese Communist Party and its official spokesman, was released on 14th February 2019 after spending 5 weeks in detention following his arrest by the security [...]

Owen Keegan to face motion for resignation from city councillors

Dublin City Council CEO, Owen Keegan, is to face a motion calling for his resignation at the upcoming Dublin City Council meeting, according to Workers' Party's city councillor Éilis Ryan.  Cllr. Ryan said: "I and a [...]

Owen Keegan must resign, says Workers’ Party Councillor

Cllr. Éilis Ryan has called for the resignation of Dublin City Council chief Owen Keegan, saying: “Astonishingly, Owen Keegan has been paid over a million euro of taxpayer’s money since his appointment in 2013. Today [...]

Workers’ Party solidarity with the Communist Party of Poland

             Letter of solidarity with the Communist Party of Poland Dear comrades, Congratulations on your recent victory when the regional court in Dąbrowa Górnicza acquitted the members of the editorial board of the Communist Party [...]

Workers Party welcome rejection of Cork waste facility

Cork Northwest Workers’ Party representative Catherine Coffey has welcomed the decision of Bórd Pleanála to refuse planning permission for a new waste facility at Churchfield. Ms. Coffey said that the rejection of planning at the [...]

Clare Daly TD endorses Cllr Éilis Ryan for European elections in Dublin in May

Workers’ Party to run on a platform of opposing elite attacks on public services and workers’ rights, and radical action against war and climate change    Euro Parliament backing for Trump’s Venezuela ‘coup’ shows need for [...]

Coveney has put “Trump coup” in Venezuela ahead of Irish neutrality

The Workers’ Party have accused Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney of prioritising Donald Trump’s foreign policy ahead of Irish neutrality. Cllr. Éilis Ryan, the Workers’ Party candidate in May’s European Parliament elections, said: “Simon [...]

FG support for Guiadó is “Blueshirt Foreign Policy” and a clear breach of Irish neutrality

The Workers' Party have condemned a decision by Ireland to back EU support for the Trump-backed pretender to the US presidency, Juan Guiadó. The statement comes in response to Department of Foreign Affairs confirmation that [...]

HSE must eliminate abortion data rats – Workers’ Party

The Workers' Party will hold a protest today at the Department of Health, calling for action against  "the infestation of rats" inside the HSE. The protest comes in the wake of multiple alleged leaks of [...]

Euro Candidate Ryan condemns European Parliament backing for Trump’s Venezuela coup

A candidate for the forthcoming European Parliament elections, Cllr. Éilis Ryan of the Workers' Party, has condemned a vote by the European Parliament to back the attempted overthrow of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro.  Cllr. Ryan, [...]