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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
22 November 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Cork North Central Solidarity TD Mick Barry this morning slammed the Government for delays in the announcement of Cork’s new elective hospital and said that the urgency of the situation is shown by fresh statistics about hospital waiting lists. According to the National Treatment Purchase Fund (NTPF)... Read More
8 September 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Cork Harbour is the 2nd largest natural harbour in the world (after Sydney) – Cork is hotly tipped to be announced as the host of the 2024 America’s Cup – excitement is building in the maritime and tourism communities – but a Socialist TD is asking for Cost... Read More
27 August 2021 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Cork North Central TD Mick Barry said this morning that the back to school costs issue is a crisis the Government can no longer ignore and needs to be immediately addressed. Deputy Barry is a member of Solidarity (formerly known a the Anti Austrity Alliance, which is a... Read More