CP IrelandThe Communist Party of Ireland welcomes the vote of the Irish people to remove the anti-woman 8th Amendment of the Constitution. The estimated result of 68 to 32 is a tribute to years of work and campaigning by many groups and individuals, and has little or anything to do with the establishment parties.

The Yes vote is a great victory for the many thousands of young female activists—with a good number also of male activists—who worked hard to secure this victory. It is a victory also for those trade unions that put resources into actively campaigning and that encouraged their members to vote Yes, as well as for the many women’s, social and political organisations that declared for a Yes. It is also important to...

The Workers’ Party has called on Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney, to expel the Israeli ambassador, in response to the scale of killings of Palestinians by the Israeli army in recent days.

Speaking on the matter, Workers’ Party Cllr. Éilis Ryan said: “The killings we have witnessed in recent days are all the more horrific because they coincide with the 70th...

The Workers’ Party today held a major rally calling for a Yes vote in the upcoming referendum to remove the 8th amendment from the constitution. The rally took place in the offices of CONNECT Trade Union on Saturday evening, 12th May.

The meeting, which was chaired by Dublin City Councillor for the Workers’ Party, Éilis Ryan, featured speakers from the Portuguese Communist...

The Workers’ Party have called on the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government, as well returning officers, to ensure that religious schools are not selected as polling stations for the upcoming referendum, given the history of Church influence over the issue in Ireland.

Workers’ Party representative for Lucan/Palmerstown David Gardiner said “The vast majority of...

The Workers’ Party have called on Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney to condemn the United States withdrawal from a nuclear agreement with Iran. The call comes following an announcement from US President Donald Trump that he intends to withdraw from the agreement and re-impose sanctions on Iran.

Speaking on the matter, Workers’ Party representative Gavin Mendel-Gleason said...

On the 200th Anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx: Statement by the International Section of the Workers Party of Ireland

Karl Marx was born on 5th May 1818, in Trier in the Rhineland of Prussia and spent the first 17 years of his life there. He attended Bonn University from 15th October 1835 to 22nd August 1836 and later attended university in Berlin. He commenced his lifelong...

Repeal mural tackled by Charities Regulator but Catholic Church ignored despite charitable status

The Workers’ Party have accused the Charities’ Regulator of double standards for failing to tackle the Catholic Church’s campaigning on the upcoming referendum on the 8th amendment. The accusations come in the wake of a decision by the Charities’ Regulator that the Project...

The Workers’ Party has criticised an announcement by An Post of a plan to close around 100 post offices across the country while concentrating modernised servces in cities and larger urban areas as another blow to small town and rural Ireland.

Meath Workers’ Party representative Seamus McDonagh accused An Post of packaging a major run-down of the postal service as an upgrade and a...

The Communist Party of Ireland issued a statement on the referendum regarding the anti-woman 8th Amendment of the Constitution.

The Communist of Ireland (CPI) issued a statement on April 11th under the title ‘Repeal the 8th!’ on the referendum on May 25th about removing the clause added to the Constitution of Ireland by the 8th Amendment. The 8th Amendment removes the...

 The Workers’ Party has said that the scale of voluntary redundancies announced today (Thursday) by Eir, are further proof of the failure of privatisation in the telecoms sector.

Commenting on today’s announcement, Workers’ Party Cllr. Éilis Ryan said:
“The redundancies at Eir are just further proof that privatisation of Telecom Éireann was only...

The Workers’ Party has called for an immediate closure of the facilities at Shannon Airport to the US military as it prepares to attack Syria in support of Islamic terrorist groups in the war-torn country.

Workers’ Party Cllr. Éilis Ryan said:
“It seems increasingly certain that a number countries, led by a belligerent Donald Trump are actively attempting to escalate the...

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