POLITICS: As Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar and Simon Coveney would REDUCE workers rights – warns Cork Solidarity TD Mick Barry

POLITICS: As Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar and Simon Coveney would REDUCE workers rights – warns Cork Solidarity TD Mick Barry

23 May 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Solidarity TD Mick Barry this morning said that the mood in the country is to extend workers’ rights not to restrict them, and that yesterday’s comments from both candidates in the Fine Gael leadership contest showed that the Fine Gael party is “increasingly out of step with the […]

Bus Eireann asks drivers to not overwork, Cork TD angry that Bus services disrupted

Bus Eireann asks drivers to not overwork, Cork TD angry that Bus services disrupted

2 May 2017 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Cork North Central Solidarity TD Mick Barry claimed this morning that as many as 17 Bus Eireann service runs from Parnell Place had to be cancelled, or provided by private operators, on the Bank Holiday Friday because of a “ham-fisted diktat” by the board of the semi-state company. […]

POLITICS: Newly-named ‘Solidarity party’ (formerly Anti Austerity Alliance) to hold first official meeting Cork City meeting tonight

POLITICS: Newly-named ‘Solidarity party’ (formerly Anti Austerity Alliance) to hold first official meeting Cork City meeting tonight

10 April 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The official Cork launch meeting of the newly-named Solidarity will take place tonight in the Metropole Hotel (8pm) and will be addressed by one of the Dail deputies at the centre of the water charges controversy Paul Murphy TD. More than a dozen public meetings will be held […]

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 […]