Youth exodus – Ireland population down by 120k young people over five year period – Cork City Cllr blames Govt policies

Youth exodus – Ireland population down by 120k young people over five year period – Cork City Cllr blames Govt policies

6 April 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Newly released 2016 Census figures show there are 119,252 fewer people – aged in their 20’s and early 30’s – in Ireland now than 5 years ago. The 2016 Census figures have been contrasted with the 2011 Census by Cork City Councillor Fiona Ryan (Solidarity ). Councillor Ryan said […]

Cork TD wants Ireland to have a UK ‘NHS style’ health service

22 March 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Solidarity (formerly Anti Austerity Alliance) Cork TD Mick Barry will issue a call for the establishment of an Irish National Health Service free at the point of use and funded by progressive general taxation at today’s meeting of the Oireachtas Committee on the Future of Healthcare. The committee […]

Cork event centre should not receive public funds – says AAA Cllr

Cork event centre should not receive public funds – says AAA Cllr

8 February 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork City Council Anti-Austerity Alliance Councillor Fiona Ryan slammed the latest news regarding the much delayed Event Center after Minister Coveney’s news that a further injection of public funds would be required to move the project forward. “The Anti-Austerity Alliance has absolute opposition to an extra 10 million […]

North Cork TD challenges Transport Minister on Bus Eireann cuts

North Cork TD challenges Transport Minister on Bus Eireann cuts

1 February 2017 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Anti Austerity Alliance TD Mick Barry will challenge Transport Minister Shane Ross on his plans for Bus Eireann at today’s meeting of the Oireachtas Committee for Transport, Tourism and Sport. Deputy Barry told TheCork.ie how will put it to Minister Ross that it is the “economics of the […]

Cork TD Mick Barry saying cutting bus routes would be “crazy capitalist economics”

Cork TD Mick Barry saying cutting bus routes would be “crazy capitalist economics”

11 January 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork North Central Anti Austerity Alliance TD Mick Barry this morning described proposals to shut down Bus Eireann’s Expressway operation with the loss of more than 500 jobs and the closure of 10 bus depots as “crazy capitalist economics” and said that the proposal must be resisted. The […]

Youth Council urges young people in Cork to register before November 25th deadline

Youth Council urges young people in Cork to register before November 25th deadline

21 November 2016 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie 6723 young people in Cork have turned 18 since last year and will have right to vote The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) is encouraging young people in County Cork to make sure they are registered to vote before the deadline for inclusion on the electoral […]

UN criticises government over homelessness crisis in Cork yet 9 months later still no response

UN criticises government over homelessness crisis in Cork yet 9 months later still no response

7 June 2016 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Anti-Austerity Alliance TD for Cork-North Central, Mick Barry, has called for immediate rent controls ‘with teeth’ to be introduced as two UN experts raised concerns about the huge increase in homelessness in Cork. The UN experts also criticised the government for their lack of a response to their […]

Government “suffers third defeat” on Green Bin Charges – says Cork TD Mick Barry

Government “suffers third defeat” on Green Bin Charges – says Cork TD Mick Barry

19 May 2016 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Anti Austerity Alliance TD Mick Barry this morning welcomed the climbdown by the Fine Gael-Independent minority Government on the issue of mandatory charging for green bins and said that it was a sign that this right-wing government is a weak government from the very start vulnerable to popular […]

Cuts to school guidance hours are BAD decision – says Cork TD

Cuts to school guidance hours are BAD decision – says Cork TD

16 May 2016 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Anti Austerity Alliance TD Mick Barry this morning called for a complete reversal of cuts to school guidance counselling hours after a new report which shows the cuts have impacted most heavily on schools in working class communities. An independent audit by the Institute of Guidance counsellors shows […]

Rents in Cork City are too expensive – AAA TD Mick Barry

Rents in Cork City are too expensive – AAA TD Mick Barry

10 May 2016 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Anti Austerity Alliance TD Mick Barry this morning said that the mild rent control measures introduced by the Fine Gael/Labour Government last year are not working and that far stronger rent control measures are needed now in the immediate short term. His comments came as a new report […]

New Cork TD vows to use his City Council exit gratuity to establish a “solidarity fund” for Community

New Cork TD vows to use his City Council exit gratuity to establish a “solidarity fund” for Community

26 April 2016 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Anti Austerity Alliance TD for Cork North Central Mick Barry announced this morning that he will not take one penny from the 29,000 euro gratuity he is set to receive from Cork City Council and that he will instead use the money to establish a “solidarity fund” for […]