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 […]

[Video] Taoiseach attracts water protestors in Cork

21st November, Friday 3pm By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan The Taoiseach was in Cork today for a number of official engagements for positive announcements In the morning our reporter David O’Sullivan had the details of the Taoiseachs busy schedule… The Taoiseach started off in the Clarion Hotel where he turned the sod (across the river) on […]

[Video] Cork should “Boycott water charges” says Joe Higgins TD

7th October 2014 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan It was only around 9 months ago that I met Joe Higgins last in Cork. That was for the launch of the Anti Austerity Alliance, which has since become the de facto new name of the Socialist Party. [click here to hear that interview] Well the Anti Austerity […]

[Audio] Anti Austerity Alliance accuse Irish Water of “sugar coating” usage estimates

[Audio] Anti Austerity Alliance accuse Irish Water of “sugar coating” usage estimates

16th September 2014 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Bills for household water will start arriving in the first quarter of next year, and a Cork City Councillor is warning they will be “far higher” than Irish Water estimates indicate. Cllr Mick Barry from the Anti Austerity Alliance is accusing Irish Water of deliberately UNDERestimating the number […]

[Video] Opposition to water metres spreads to Passage West, County Cork

[Video] Opposition to water metres spreads to Passage West, County Cork

8th July 2014, 8am By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan david@TheCork.ie Back in April TheCork.ie reported on protests against the installation of Water Metres near to Cork City well now opposition has spread into County Cork. The first large scale protest against the installation of water metres in the County started yesterday (Monday) in Passage West at […]

[Audio] Anti Austerity Alliance now tackling Housing

2nd July 2014, Wednesday By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie The Houshold Charge, The Property Tax, The Water Charge, and now… The Housing List: The Anti Austerity Alliance (previously known as the Socialist party) are now tackling this. The first of four public meetings across Cork and County organised by the Anti Austerity Alliance (AAA) will be […]

[Video] Fianna Fail’s Mary Shields is new Cork City Lord Mayor

6th June 2014, 10.00pm By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie There is a new Lord Mayor of Cork City Fianna Fail Cllr Mary Shields has been elected this evening, beating Anti Austerity Alliance candidate Lil O’Donnell by 26 votes to 4, with 1 abstention. Mary Shields received the chain of office from outgoing Lord Mayor Catherine Clancy […]