SOLIDARITY v FINE GAEL: Cork North Central TD unhappy with comments from Cork South West TD over home help finances

SOLIDARITY v FINE GAEL: Cork North Central TD unhappy with comments from Cork South West TD over home help finances

13 July 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork North Central TD Mick Barry (Solidarity) this morning slammed comments from the newly-appointed Minister for State for Older People Jim Daly TD (Fine Gael) that a charge should be introduced for the HSE home help service. Minister Daly told the Sunday Business Post last weekend: “People should […]

IRISH MILITARY CANNOT JOIN TRADE UNIONS: Cork TD suggests that pay and conditions would improve if Army, Naval Service, and Air Corps personnel could join

IRISH MILITARY CANNOT JOIN TRADE UNIONS: Cork TD suggests that pay and conditions would improve if Army, Naval Service, and Air Corps personnel could join

10 July 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Solidarity TD Mick Barry today said that the time has arrived for a debate on granting trade union rights for members of the Defence Forces. His comments came in the wake of a report by academics from the University of Limerick covered in today’s Irish Examiner, which finds […]

POLITICS: Cork City Council motion on voter registration positive, but more can be done, says Green Party

POLITICS: Cork City Council motion on voter registration positive, but more can be done, says Green Party

3 July 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Green Party in Cork has lent its support to a motion before Cork City Council to make voter registration easier. However, the party has said the proposals could go further. The motion, which is being put forward by Solidarity councilor, Fiona Ryan, would create a “Voter Registration […]

POLITICS: Cork Solidarity TD Mick Barry will resist any attempts to cut Dail speaking time

POLITICS: Cork Solidarity TD Mick Barry will resist any attempts to cut Dail speaking time

13 June 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork North Central Solidarity TD Mick Barry this morning stated that any attempt to cut the speaking time of smaller parties in the Dail will meet with opposition and resistance. His comments came as this morning’s Irish Independent runs a front page story quoting Micheal Martin as stating […]

POLITICS: As Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar and Simon Coveney would REDUCE workers rights – warns Cork Solidarity TD Mick Barry

POLITICS: As Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar and Simon Coveney would REDUCE workers rights – warns Cork Solidarity TD Mick Barry

23 May 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Solidarity TD Mick Barry this morning said that the mood in the country is to extend workers’ rights not to restrict them, and that yesterday’s comments from both candidates in the Fine Gael leadership contest showed that the Fine Gael party is “increasingly out of step with the […]

HOUSING: Cork City needs RENT CONTROL – says Cork City Cllr Fiona Ryan of the Solidarity Party

HOUSING: Cork City needs RENT CONTROL – says Cork City Cllr Fiona Ryan of the Solidarity Party

10 May 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Solidarity Cork City Councillor Fiona Ryan today urged renters and homeowners alike to unite and demand that the government introduce effective and real rent control legislation as a matter of urgency. Following the recent Daft report which confirmed that rents has increased 10.4% on average in Cork, despite […]

Bus Eireann asks drivers to not overwork, Cork TD angry that Bus services disrupted

Bus Eireann asks drivers to not overwork, Cork TD angry that Bus services disrupted

2 May 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Cork North Central Solidarity TD Mick Barry claimed this morning that as many as 17 Bus Eireann service runs from Parnell Place had to be cancelled, or provided by private operators, on the Bank Holiday Friday because of a “ham-fisted diktat” by the board of the semi-state company. […]

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 […]

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