Anti Irish Water meetings continue in Cork

7 April 2015, Tuesday By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie The We Won’t Pay campaign this morning announced plans for a major march and rally against the water charges for Cork city this Saturday afternoon (assemble City Library, Grand Parade 2pm). With Irish Water bills due to start arriving in letterboxes throughout the country within days Saturday’s […]

Cork town suffering after Boundary Committee split main street in two

26 March 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The ‘artificial’ division of Carrigaline in two sections, for electoral reasons, is causing problems in the provision of services, especially roadworks; that’s according to a number of County Councillors. At Monday’s bi-weekly meeting of Cork County Council, many elected representatives asked the Chief Executive about the day to […]

Dublin getting lions share of new jobs

Dublin getting lions share of new jobs

19 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Anti Austerity Alliance councillor Mick Barry this morning said that the just-released Nevin Economic Research Institute (NERI) quarterly bulletin provides information and analysis that should ring alarm bells in Cork. The trade union-based institute are claiming that 94% of last year’s newly-created 29,000 jobs were based in the […]

Cork Cllr wants to ban home repossessions

Cork Cllr wants to ban home repossessions

9 March 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Anti Austerity Alliance councillor Mick Barry this morning called for legislation to ban home repossessions as news emerged that only Dublin and Meath Circuit Courts have had more civil bills for repossession submitted to them this year than Cork Circuit Court. Seven thousand one hundred and one (7101) […]

Anti water charges meeting

5 March 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Anti Austerity Alliance (AAA) TDs Paul Murphy and Joe Higgins will speak at a public meeting titled “Water, Protest and the Elections:  Building a New Movement for Working Class People” in the Metropole Hotel on tonight at 8pm organised by the AAA. Paul Murphy was recently arrested for […]

VIDEO: Another protest at Cork City Council meeting over water charges

24 February 2015 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan (video from YouTube/Eoin English) Anti Austerity Alliance councillor Mick Barry this morning said that no Council in the country should be off limits for protests such as that seen at Cork’s City Hall last night as long as anti water charges campaigners are in prison and being treated […]

[Audio] Anti Water charges opposition continues in Cork

[Audio] Anti Water charges opposition continues in Cork

1st December 2014 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan Organisers of an anti-water charges protest which took place on Saturday are saying this morning that the majority of tax payers are still against water charges even after the Government revised the water charges package. More than 2-thousand people marched through the streets of Cork on Saturday in […]