Europe unhappy with Ireland homelessness situation

Europe unhappy with Ireland homelessness situation

22 March 2018, Thursday By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Cork North Central Solidarity TD Mick Barry this morning said that Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy and Housing Agency chairman Conor Skehan should be asked to comment on what he described as “scorching criticism” directed at the Housing Agency chairman and Government Ministers by a new report […]

MINISTERS ARE LANDLORDS: so can they really understand how tenants feel? asks Cork opposition TD

MINISTERS ARE LANDLORDS: so can they really understand how tenants feel? asks Cork opposition TD

15 February 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork North Central Solidarity TD Mick Barry this morning said that no Cabinet was ever likely to sign off on legislation which decisively improves the position of tenants at the expense of landlords when more than a quarter of its members were landlords themselves. His comments came after […]

HR NEWS: PAYE Employment better than bogus self-employment

HR NEWS: PAYE Employment better than bogus self-employment

8 February 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Solidarity TD Mick Barry will today launch a Bill aimed at outlawing “bogus self-employment”. The bill will be launched at a Solidarity/People Before Profit press conference at Buswell’s Hotel, Dublin at 10am. Bogus self-employment involves employers forcing workers to surrender direct PAYE employment in favour of self-employment including […]

POLITICS: Cork TD accuses Government of “fiddling the figures” on number of new houses built

POLITICS: Cork TD accuses Government of “fiddling the figures” on number of new houses built

9 January 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Solidarity TD for Cork North Central Mick Barry this morning questioned whether the Government are “fiddling the figures” on the number of new houses built in the country last year. The Government claim that 17,309 new houses were built in the country in the first 11 months of […]

POLITICS: Hospital overcrowding crisis shows need for an Irish NHS – says Cork TD

POLITICS: Hospital overcrowding crisis shows need for an Irish NHS – says Cork TD

3 January 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Solidarity TD Mick Barry this morning said that the hospital overcrowding crisis shows the need for a National Health Service in Ireland. Deputy Barry said that 33% of patients reporting to hospitals in Ireland are either not admitted or discharged within 6 hours whereas with the NHS system […]

AUDIO: Cork City Council needs more funds from Central Govt to tackle homeless crisis – says Solidarity Cllr

AUDIO: Cork City Council needs more funds from Central Govt to tackle homeless crisis – says Solidarity Cllr

9 December 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork City Cllr Fiona Ryan (Solidarity) has called on central government to allocate additional resources to homelessness services after news of the death of another homeless woman emerged this week. Councillor Ryan said: “The reality is that the housing crisis will worsen over the next two years, and […]

PROTESTING PAYS: says anti-water-charges Cork TD

PROTESTING PAYS: says anti-water-charges Cork TD

6 September 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork North Central Solidarity TD Mick Barry this morning welcomed the news that today’s Cabinet meeting will approve full refunds for households that paid water charges and said that the move underlines the lesson that protest pays. It is understood that up to a million households will receive […]

CRISIS: 3 homeless people died in Ireland last week, how many will die once we hit winter? – asks Cork opposition TD

CRISIS: 3 homeless people died in Ireland last week, how many will die once we hit winter? – asks Cork opposition TD

4 September 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork North Central Solidarity TD Mick Barry said this morning that he would welcome a repeat of last winter’s Home Sweet Home occupation and street protests to demand action on the homelessness crisis. His comments came in the wake of a week in which three homeless people died […]

SOLIDARITY PARTY: Cork TD worries about Irish Rail Route Closures

SOLIDARITY PARTY: Cork TD worries about Irish Rail Route Closures

29 August 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork North Central Solidarity TD Mick Barry this morning expressed strong opposition to Iarnrod Eireann’s suggestion that shutting down 4 routes might be an option and called instead for the reversal of state funding cutbacks which he said had crippled the company. In a submission to the Labour […]

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