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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... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More