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19 January 2023 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Argos is to close all 34 of its Irish stores including the 2 in Cork at Mahon Point Retail Park & Blackpool Retail Park (which incidentally was always referred to as”Cork Retail Park” with no mentioned of the word Blackpool on the Argos website) Before the internet, Argos... Read More
5 January 2023 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Socialist Party TD Mick Barry said this morning that the Government must extend cost of living supports past the planned February cutoff point. His comments came in the wake of the announcement that the State recorded a Budget surplus of €5bn for last year – five times greater... Read More
29 November 2022 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Oireachtas Finance Committee member Mick Barry this morning said that lifting bankers’ bonuses is an insult to households across the country that are grappling with the cost of living crisis. He said he will propose to this morning’s Oireachtas Finance Committee meeting (11am) that an emergency meeting be... Read More
30 August 2022 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork North Central Socialist Party TD Mick Barry today voiced opposition to any pay deal which does not fully compensate the country’s 300,000 public sector workers for inflationary price rises. His comments came as talks between the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) public sector committee and the... Read More
29 August 2022 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Socialist Party TD Mick Barry this morning called on people to take to the streets in large numbers in “water charges-style protests” to stop the electricity and gas price hikes. Cost of living campaigners plan street protests in Cork (Sept 17) and Dublin (September 24) in the runin... Read More
6 July 2022 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Representatives of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) will address an Oireachtas Committee this morning and urge all political parties to support Socialist Party TD Mick Barry’s “Debenhams Bill”. ICTU representative Luam Berney will tell the committee: “The Bill we are discussing here today is an attempt... Read More
2 June 2022 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Socialist Party TD Mick Barry this morning said that free public transport is an idea whose time has come and urged far more radical measures than the 20% fare cut introduced by the Government. His comments came as 7 million people in Germany have already purchased their country’s... Read More
31 March 2022 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Deputy Mick Barry this morning said that Electric Ireland (the supply division of the ESB) should not be hiking prices when the ESB made profits of €679m last year. He called on the Government to intervene to stop Electric Ireland from hiking electricity prices by 23% and gas... Read More