The Workers' Party have launched their manifesto for the European and local elections, calling for public investment in public services.

The party is also calling for a 'Green Quantitative Easing' programme of public investment which would see the establishment a state energy company tasked with decarbonising electricity by 2035.

The party is running one candidate in the Dublin European constituency - Éilis Ryan - and seven local candidates in the local elections. 

At today's launch, the party said that the declining quality of life experience by workers in Dublin was giving fuel to the rise of the far right.