There have been calls for the government to reconsider its strategy of employing private developers to build social housing, in the wake of the collapse of Carillion construction company today (Monday).

Workers’ Party Cllr. Éilis Ryan called for the government to rule out the use of any Public-Private Partnership mechanisms in the ‘Housing Land Initiative’ in Dublin, saying:

“With the collapse of Carillion, Irish public services are yet again left in the lurch by a private, for-profit developer going belly up. This is far from the first time we have had this experience. Entire social housing developments have been delayed by over a decade now, because we chose to trust a private developer to build basic...

The Workers’ Party have called for fees for postgraduate teaching degrees to be scrapped as an urgent measure to address the collapse in numbers of applicants to train as teachers.

Cllr. Ryan said: “It is perfectly clear what has caused this collapse. The course fees and expenses to train to be a teacher doubled, and – in almost direct response – the numbers applying...

A city councillor has called for the introduction of an emergency ban on office development in the docklands, following a report from Owen Reilly that office space was set to well outstrip residential development in Dublin’s docklands. The proposal comes on foot of a 35,000 square metre office development being granted permission in the docklands yesterday...

CP IrelandAccording to the Financial Times (Wednesday 6 December), “Blocking a Brexit divorce deal is a high stakes game. It is in everyone’s interests to help May keep the show on the road.”

The leaking of the supposed deal regarding the “border issue” between Britain, Ireland and the EU shows that it would result in the economic border being placed in the Irish Sea (at...

Communist Party of IrelandCommunist Party of IrelandThe recent proposals by the British government regarding a possible border between the British state and the European Union expose how marginal the interests of the Irish people are in relation to the negotiations now under way. The terms of Britain’s relations with the EU will be decided between Britain and Germany, in the interests of their ruling classes.

History has shown our people...

Communist Party of IrelandWe reproduce a statement issued by the Communist Party of Ireland:

The talks at the Workplace Relations Commission between the unions and management in Bus Éireann have broken down, and the dispute has now been referred to the Labour Court. The company was not in a position to put forward a proposal, though the unions identified €18 million in potential savings.

This package would...

Communist Party of IrelandThe opinion expressed by the EU commissioner for the environment, Karmenu Vella, that the proposal by Fianna Fáil to impose fines on those wasting water would be insufficient to comply with EU law, and that it would not be in line with the EU Water Framework Directive, is a direct challenge to the sovereignty and democracy of this state.

That is all it is: an opinion, with no legal...

IrelandSinn Féin Leader Gerry Adams TD said today that the election in the north had been a watershed bringing an end to the unionist majority in the Assembly.

Gerry Adams said:»This was a watershed election. The people voted for equality and respect for all and integrity in government. It was a vote against Brexit. It was a vote for the north to have a designated special status within the...

Read Martin McGuinness' Letter of Resignation: Click here

Martin McGuinness. By Sinn Féin Ireland [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia CommonsMartin McGuinness. By Sinn Féin Ireland (CC BY 2.0), via Wikimedia CommonsSinn Féin MLA Martin McGuinness has announced that he is resigning as deputy First Minister in protest at the DUP's failure to accept the principles of power sharing and parity of esteem and their handling of the RHI crisis. Mr McGuinness said: »Over the last ten years I have worked with DUP leaders and reached out to...

CP IrelandBy Eddie Glackin, National Executive Committee

Comrades,

This year marks a notable anniversary in the history of our people’s struggle against imperialism: the Centenary of the 1916 Rising in Dublin. In the middle of the first Imperialist World War the Rising, at the heart of what was at that time the greatest empire the world had seen, sent shock waves throughout the empire “on...

Communist Party of IrelandThe Communist Party of Ireland welcomes the findings of the the UN Human Rights Committee, which has said that Ireland’s abortion laws violate the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights on several points and has called for widespread reform.

»The State party should amend its law on voluntary termination of pregnancy, including if necessary its Constitution, to ensure...

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