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 David O’Sullivan david@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 register […]

Cork TD says Water Charges are still unpopular

Cork TD says Water Charges are still unpopular

8 October 2016 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Anti Austerity Alliance TD Mick Barry has welcomed the new Irish Times/MRBI poll which shows nearly two thirds of those polled supporting the complete abolition of water charges. The poll shows 62pc supporting the “complete removal” of the charge with just 34pc against. The poll also shows the […]

Mick Barry v Dara Murphy on water charges issue

Mick Barry v Dara Murphy on water charges issue

28 June 2016 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Anti Austerity Alliance TD for Cork North Central Mick Barry this morning slammed his constituency colleague EU Affairs Minister Dara Murphy (another TD in Cork North Central) for his comments that he accepts the EU Commission’s view expressed yesterday that it would be illegal for the Dail to […]

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 […]

Cork TD celebrates the declining revenue of Irish Water

Cork TD celebrates the declining revenue of Irish Water

20 May 2016 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Anti Austerity Alliance TD Mick Barry said this morning that the more than 20% falloff in Irish Water bill revenues in the first quarter of this year represents a “massive blow” to the prospects for water charges in this State. His comments came after Irish Water released figures […]

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 […]