Newly-named Solidarity party to hold first official meeting Cork City meeting tonight

Newly-named Solidarity party to hold first official meeting Cork City meeting tonight

10 April 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The official Cork launch meeting of the newly-named Solidarity will take place tonight in the Metropole Hotel (8pm) and will be addressed by one of the Dail deputies at the centre of the water charges controversy Paul Murphy TD. More than a dozen public meetings will be held […]

Youth exodus – Ireland population down by 120k young people over five year period – Cork City Cllr blames Govt policies

Youth exodus – Ireland population down by 120k young people over five year period – Cork City Cllr blames Govt policies

6 April 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Newly released 2016 Census figures show there are 119,252 fewer people – aged in their 20’s and early 30’s – in Ireland now than 5 years ago. The 2016 Census figures have been contrasted with the 2011 Census by Cork City Councillor Fiona Ryan (Solidarity ). Councillor Ryan said […]

Solidarity Cork TD Mick Barry says EU would have to take Ireland “to court” to impose water charges

Solidarity Cork TD Mick Barry says EU would have to take Ireland “to court” to impose water charges

27 March 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Solidarity TD Mick Barry – Cork North Central – this morning said that the latest intervention by the European Commission in the water charges debate underlined the danger of water charges “by the back door” in Fine Gael’s call for an “excessive use” charge. Mick Barry TD said […]

Cork TD wants Ireland to have a UK ‘NHS style’ health service

22 March 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Solidarity (formerly Anti Austerity Alliance) Cork TD Mick Barry will issue a call for the establishment of an Irish National Health Service free at the point of use and funded by progressive general taxation at today’s meeting of the Oireachtas Committee on the Future of Healthcare. The committee […]

Cork Minister Simon Coveney MUST follow peoples wishes on water charge abolition – says Anti Austerity Alliance TD Mick Barry

1 March 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork North Central Anti Austerity Alliance TD Mick Barry said this morning that if the Dail votes to abolish water charges at the end of March and Minister Coveney refuses to introduce legislation to reflect that reality then “a General Election will ensue and Fine Gael’s parliamentary representation […]

Cork TD Mick Barry is against the idea of an “excessive use” water charge

28 February 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Cork North Central Anti Austerity Alliance TD Mick Barry this morning said that an “excessive use” charge for water would be a “Trojan horse for water charges” and said that his Anti Austerity Alliance party would not sign up to the Oireachtas report on water if support for […]

Cork event centre should not receive public funds – says AAA Cllr

Cork event centre should not receive public funds – says AAA Cllr

8 February 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork City Council Anti-Austerity Alliance Councillor Fiona Ryan slammed the latest news regarding the much delayed Event Center after Minister Coveney’s news that a further injection of public funds would be required to move the project forward. “The Anti-Austerity Alliance has absolute opposition to an extra 10 million […]

North Cork TD challenges Transport Minister on Bus Eireann cuts

North Cork TD challenges Transport Minister on Bus Eireann cuts

1 February 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Anti Austerity Alliance TD Mick Barry will challenge Transport Minister Shane Ross on his plans for Bus Eireann at today’s meeting of the Oireachtas Committee for Transport, Tourism and Sport. Deputy Barry told TheCork.ie how will put it to Minister Ross that it is the “economics of the […]

Cork TD Mick Barry saying cutting bus routes would be “crazy capitalist economics”

Cork TD Mick Barry saying cutting bus routes would be “crazy capitalist economics”

11 January 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork North Central Anti Austerity Alliance TD Mick Barry this morning described proposals to shut down Bus Eireann’s Expressway operation with the loss of more than 500 jobs and the closure of 10 bus depots as “crazy capitalist economics” and said that the proposal must be resisted. The […]

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