Cork suffering from ‘Food poverty’ says Cllr

28 April 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Anti Austerity Alliance Cllr Mick Barry this morning said that the Government’s Spring Statement would paint a rosy picture of economic recovery but that facts presented to last night’s meeting of Cork City Council showed that recovery is not touching the lives of hundreds of thousands of ordinary […]

Cork Cllr wants Oireachtas pay freeze to remain

27 April 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Anti Austerity Alliance Cork City Cllr Mick Barry said this morning that wages for Ministers, TDs and Senators should be frozen after news broke that proposals are to be brought to Cabinet this week allowing for pay increases for politicians in next years Budget. Interviewed in this morning’s […]

Large anti water march this Saturday

Large anti water march this Saturday

10 April 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Thousands are expected to attend tomorrow’s We Won’t Pay anti-water charges demonstration in Cork city as bills begin to drop and the mood for a non-payment boycott appears to harden across the country. Tomorrow’s demonstration will assemble at the City Library in the Grand Parade at 2pm, will […]

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 […]