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 […]

SOLIDARITY PARTY: Cork TD worries about Irish Rail Route Closures

SOLIDARITY PARTY: Cork TD worries about Irish Rail Route Closures

29 August 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork North Central Solidarity TD Mick Barry this morning expressed strong opposition to Iarnrod Eireann’s suggestion that shutting down 4 routes might be an option and called instead for the reversal of state funding cutbacks which he said had crippled the company. In a submission to the Labour […]

IRISH HOUSING CRISIS: Government policy is creating a “disaster” for renters and a “paradise” for landlords – says Cork TD

IRISH HOUSING CRISIS: Government policy is creating a “disaster” for renters and a “paradise” for landlords – says Cork TD

22 August 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork North Central Solidarity TD Mick Barry this morning said that Government housing policy is creating a “disaster” for renters and a “paradise” for landlords. His comments came in the wake of the new daft.ie report which shows rents to have risen 12% year on year to June […]

HOUSING CRISIS: Now some landlords want a ‘holding deposit’ in addition to rent upfront

HOUSING CRISIS: Now some landlords want a ‘holding deposit’ in addition to rent upfront

14 August 2017 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Solidarity TD Mick Barry this morning condemned the practice of landlords asking for “holding deposits” from prospective tenants to secure leases. This morning’s Irish Times carries a report which claims that prospective tenants are being routinely asked for holding deposits of between 300 and 700 euro to increase […]

SOLIDARITY v FINE GAEL: Cork North Central TD unhappy with comments from Cork South West TD over home help finances

SOLIDARITY v FINE GAEL: Cork North Central TD unhappy with comments from Cork South West TD over home help finances

13 July 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork North Central TD Mick Barry (Solidarity) this morning slammed comments from the newly-appointed Minister for State for Older People Jim Daly TD (Fine Gael) that a charge should be introduced for the HSE home help service. Minister Daly told the Sunday Business Post last weekend: “People should […]

IRISH MILITARY CANNOT JOIN TRADE UNIONS: Cork TD suggests that pay and conditions would improve if Army, Naval Service, and Air Corps personnel could join

IRISH MILITARY CANNOT JOIN TRADE UNIONS: Cork TD suggests that pay and conditions would improve if Army, Naval Service, and Air Corps personnel could join

10 July 2017 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Solidarity TD Mick Barry today said that the time has arrived for a debate on granting trade union rights for members of the Defence Forces. His comments came in the wake of a report by academics from the University of Limerick covered in today’s Irish Examiner, which finds […]

POLITICS: Cork City Council motion on voter registration positive, but more can be done, says Green Party

POLITICS: Cork City Council motion on voter registration positive, but more can be done, says Green Party

3 July 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Green Party in Cork has lent its support to a motion before Cork City Council to make voter registration easier. However, the party has said the proposals could go further. The motion, which is being put forward by Solidarity councilor, Fiona Ryan, would create a “Voter Registration […]

POLITICS: Cork Solidarity TD Mick Barry will resist any attempts to cut Dail speaking time

POLITICS: Cork Solidarity TD Mick Barry will resist any attempts to cut Dail speaking time

13 June 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork North Central Solidarity TD Mick Barry this morning stated that any attempt to cut the speaking time of smaller parties in the Dail will meet with opposition and resistance. His comments came as this morning’s Irish Independent runs a front page story quoting Micheal Martin as stating […]