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 [...]

Labour call to ditch Irish language requirement for teachers won’t solve short staffing in our schools

The call by Labour to lower the standard of Irish needed to become a teacher won't solve the real problems behind the short staffing crisis in schools, according to David Gardiner, Workers' Party representative for [...]

Liam Mellows 100th Anniversary Commemoration

The Workers' Party commemorated Liam Mellows, Rory O'Connor, Joe McKelvey, and Richard Barrett today outside Mountjoy Prison, where they were executed one hundred years ago by the Free State. Garrett Greene, Workers' Party representative in [...]

Joe McKelvey 100th Anniversary Commemoration

The Workers' Party commemorated Liam Mellows, Rory O'Connor, Joe McKelvey and Richard Barrett today in Milltown Cemetery, one hundred years after their execution by the Free State. Workers' Party President Micky McCorry outlined our socialist [...]

Workers’ Party calls for investigation into living conditions in East Wall asylum centre

Following media reports highlighting appalling conditions that asylum seekers in East Wall are living in, Workers’ Party Dublin Central representative Garrett Greene has called for an immediate investigation into the suitability of the ESB building [...]

No change to list of streets exempt from DCC bin bag ban

I have been made aware of a number of residents in Dublin 7 who have been contacted today by Greyhound to say that their streets are no longer exempt from the ban on bin bags [...]

A clear alternative to 30 years of violence in Northern Ireland always existed

In response to recent comments from Michelle O’Neill stating there was no alternative to a campaign of violence in the north between 1969-1998, the Irish People are republishing an article written in 2017 following the [...]

Bodenstown Oration 2022

Fáilte roimh chairde agus comrádaithe, Once again we gather at the grave of Wolfe Tone to celebrate and commemorate his revolutionary vision and that of the United Irishmen. Their belief in secular republicanism, in a [...]

Submission to Public Consultation on Collective Bargaining

The Workers' Party has made a comprehensive submission to the public consultation by the Department of Trade, Enterprise, and Employment on proposals being considered by the High-Level Group on Collective Bargaining. This Group was set [...]

Public toilets and more bins for Waterstown Park

South Dublin County Council should provide public toilets and more bins in Waterstown Park ahead of the summer months, according to David Gardiner, Workers’ Party representative for Palmerstown-Fonthill. Gardiner said: “As the weather improves over [...]

Workers’ Party calls for cabinet-style of local democracy

A cabinet-style system of local democracy, akin to a parliamentary model, should be considered as an alternative by the Dublin Citizens’ Assembly on a directly-elected mayor, according to David Gardiner, Workers’ Party representative for Palmerstown-Fonthill. [...]

Workers’ Party calls for full-time library service for Palmerstown

Workers’ Party representative David Gardiner, while welcoming the Saturday opening hours currently being piloted in Palmerstown Library Digital Hub, has called on South Dublin County Council to provide a full-time library service for the area. [...]

Kranthi May Day Speech 2022

Challenges facing the working class during the coronavirus period Speech by Claire O'Connor to the Kranthi May Day Commemoration, 15th May 2022 Good afternoon comrades, I am very glad to have been invited to speak [...]

Easter Commemoration Oration – Dublin

Comrades and Friends We gather today, on the 106th anniversary of the Easter Rising, to remember and honour those who fought in Easter Week 1916; to acknowledge the importance of the progressive and democratic ideals [...]

Easter Commemoration, Belfast 2022

The oration this year was given by Peter Sullivan, West Belfast. Comrades and friends, After two years of meeting virtually for our Easter commemoration we are finally able to gather in person. As many of [...]

Solidarity with Ukrainian Communist Youth

Workers' Party Youth members in Dublin today (Tuesday 8th March) handed in a letter of protest to the Ukrainian Embassy demanding the immediate release of Oleksandr Kononovichi and Mykhailo Kononovichi, members of the Leninist Youth [...]

European peace conference essential to Ukraine solution

The escalation of the Russian-American conflict into a Russian-Ukrainian war is a tragic development. The Workers’ Party of Ireland is mindful of the loss of human life and the destruction of valuable infrastructure and calls [...]

State must build district heating infrastructure to meet climate goals

The report from Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) confirms that the current focus on reducing energy demand will not be enough to eliminate fossil fuel use. It is time for the state to build [...]

Tackling waiting lists effectively requires a holistic approach

As waiting times increase for patients the government must look for a sustainable plan to reduce waiting times rather than a superficial solution which avoids getting to the root causes of delays.  There are some [...]

The state must finance the cost of retrofitting for low and middle income households: Requirement for up-front payment means retrofit scheme is just another subsidy for the wealthy.

As energy bills soar and the climate crisis looms, there is an urgent need to improve the energy efficiency of Ireland’s low-quality housing and reduce heating bills. Yet the government’s much vaunted retrofit scheme requires [...]

More investment in Mental Health services required urgently

The Workers’ Party welcome the suicide prevention infrastructure due to begin this summer, piloting at Divis and Clifton Street bridges but we still require serious investment into our mental health services according to Gemma Weir, [...]

Government measures to address the cost of living crisis goes nowhere near far enough

The government measures to address the cost of living crisis goes nowhere near far enough to help workers according to David Gardiner, Workers’ Party Palmerstown-Fonthill.  “The government seems to think that one-off temporary measures are [...]

Spiralling increases in cost of living set to plunge more workers into poverty

In recent weeks the price of bread, milk and butter has increased by 10-30 cent. While this may not seem like much on the surface for a family who buy three loaves of bread, 10 [...]

As average rent in west Dublin increases by 11%, public housing is the solution

As figures rise nationally, west Dublin has been hit by an 11% average increase in rent, something which can only be solved by public housing, according to David Gardiner, Workers' Party representative for Palmerstown-Fonthill. Gardiner [...]

Bleak Wake for the Derry Slaughtered

From Letters from Long Kesh 🕯🚩#OTD 30th January 1972 thousands assembled in Derry to peacefully protest for civil rights and an end to internment. British troops opened fire resulting in a massacre and the death [...]

The recent increase in tension in Eastern Europe and the potential for catastrophic conflict.

The purpose of NATO is to keep the US in, the Russians out, and the Germans down. The ongoing and escalating tension regarding NATO’s expansion has the potential to ignite a destructive conflict which even [...]