New Year Message: ‘Working People Desire a Society Free from Misery, Exploitation and Oppression’

In his New Year’s Statement Workers Party President, Cllr, Ted Tynan has highlighted exploitation, inequality and injustice, environmental degradation and imperialist war as the key global issues of the past year and the cost-of-living crisis the lack of secure affordable housing, timely access to appropriate healthcare, childcare and support for children with additional educational needs as the standout issues at home.

In both States we are plagued by poverty, a housing crisis and economies based on precarious, part-time employment, low wages, zero hours contracts and eroded workers’ rights, the Party President said.

On international issues, Cllr. Tynan re-iterated the Workers Party assertion that the working class of Ukraine and Russia are paying the price for the competition between imperialist blocs, and once again called for an end to the war.

He also spelt out our continuing opposition to the Israeli dispossession and disempowerment of the Palestinian people and to the brutality of the Iranian government.

He further pledged the Party’s continuing support for the immediate and unconditional lifting of the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed on Cuba by the United States.

“Today, across the world, working people desire a society free from misery, exploitation and oppression – a society where the means of production is owned by the workers and the wealth of society is the common property of society as a whole”. he said.

Our socialist principles, our internationalism and our vision for the future, will guide and determine all of our positions in our daily struggles. We look to the future with confidence! Cllr Tynan concluded.

Party elects new President

Party President Cllr. Ted Tynan

Cllr Ted Tynan has been elected President of the Workers Party at a special on-line delegate conference held at the weekend.

More than two thirds of Party branches took part in the special conference called to elect a new Central Committee as well as a new Party President.
Councillor Tynan is a life long member of the Party and was first elected to Cork City Council in 2009.

Ted’s nomination  for the post of  Party President was endorsed unanimously by Party delegates from Dublin, Meath, Cork and from branches throughout Northern Ireland.

Speaking after the meeting Cllr Tynan said,

“I am humbled by the strength and the depth of support I have received and extend my sincere thanks to all those Party members and branches for placing  their trust in me. I will not let them down”.

” These are particularly difficult times for working people and their families. In addition to the problems of the ongoing pandemic we are faced with major political, social and  economic assaults on the lives and livelihoods of working people throughout this country. As we have seen recently we are also faced with a rising tide of British and Irish nationalism and all the misery, false dawns and suffering that that inflicts”.

“It has never been more important than it is now to have a vibrant, confident and committed party of the working class. Developing and delivering that objective is the task we have set ourselves.  There will be setbacks and many will seek to divert and dilute our struggle, but we will succeed and we will transform this society. We will overcome the exploitation, profiteering and plundering by the capitalist system and build a socialist society run by and in the sole interests of the working class”.