Anti Austerity Alliance not happy with Cork’s new Fine Gael Lord Mayor

Anti Austerity Alliance not happy with Cork’s new Fine Gael Lord Mayor

9 June 2016 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Anti-Austerity Alliance Cork City Councillor Fiona Ryan condemns up and coming Lord Mayor Des Cahill’s statement in relation to requiring increases in the Local Property Tax to fund Roads repair. Fiona Ryan says; “Des Cahill is proposing to increase the property tax. Its not good that you have […]

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 O’Sullivan 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 O’Sullivan 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 […]

Cork TD says ‘Well done to all Cork anti water charge protestors’

Cork TD says ‘Well done to all Cork anti water charge protestors’

28 April 2016 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Anti Austerity Alliance TD Mick Barry today congratulated anti-water charges campaigners for forcing the suspension of water charges but criticised Fianna Fail for agreeing to suspension rather than abolition. He said: “It was the hundreds of thousands who marched, the three quarters of a million who boycotted and […]

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 O’Sullivan 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 […]