Cork Debenhams workers block truck removing assets from closed Patrick St store

Cork Debenhams workers block truck removing assets from closed Patrick St store

27 May 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Yesterday (Tuesday 26th May 2020) Mandate Trade Union formally launched a Debenhams national official strike campaign. Mandate Trade Union members in Cork held pickets at both the Debenhams Patrick Street and Mahon Point locations. Debenhams workers recently voted to engage in industrial action across all eleven Debenhams locations […]

CORK PROTESTS: Pressure grows on Bank of Ireland to help Debenhams staff

CORK PROTESTS: Pressure grows on Bank of Ireland to help Debenhams staff

26 May 2020, Tuesday By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Protests will take place outside Bank of Ireland branches at 12 noon today at Dame Street, Dublin city centre and Blanchardstown; South Mall, Cork City; and in Galway, Waterford and Newbridge. Solidarity and Socialist Party Rep Mick Barry TD will participate in protest actions organised by Debenhams […]

POLITICS: Workers to protest outside Debenhams

POLITICS: Workers to protest outside Debenhams

21 April 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork North Central TD Mick Barry and Ruth Coppinger of the Solidarity political party have both given their full backing to protest actions taking place today (Tuesday) by Debenhams workers. Workers at seven stores in Cork, Dublin, and Waterford will hold simultaneous protests at 11 am while workers […]

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 […]

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