Pension boost for former Ministers is wrong – says Cork Cllr

Pension boost for former Ministers is wrong – says Cork Cllr

6 July 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Anti Austerity Alliance Cork City Councillor Mick Barry said this morning that not only should the planned pension rise for former Taoisigh and Government Ministers be blocked but that cuts should be made to the pensions they currently receive. Under the planned pension increases former Taoisigh Bertie […]

EDITORIAL: Cork elects first Sinn Féin Lord Mayor in 90 years

EDITORIAL: Cork elects first Sinn Féin Lord Mayor in 90 years

14 June 2015, Sunday By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie bryan@TheCork.ie I remember well the negotiations last year (2014) over who would become Lord Mayor of Cork City. Talks, and more talks At the time – as a Journalist – I was contacted by many candidates looking to provide statesman like quotes in order to bolster […]

Cork suffering from ‘Food poverty’ says Cllr

28 April 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Anti Austerity Alliance Cllr Mick Barry this morning said that the Government’s Spring Statement would paint a rosy picture of economic recovery but that facts presented to last night’s meeting of Cork City Council showed that recovery is not touching the lives of hundreds of thousands of ordinary […]

Cork town suffering after Boundary Committee split main street in two

26 March 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The ‘artificial’ division of Carrigaline in two sections, for electoral reasons, is causing problems in the provision of services, especially roadworks; that’s according to a number of County Councillors. At Monday’s bi-weekly meeting of Cork County Council, many elected representatives asked the Chief Executive about the day to […]

Dublin getting lions share of new jobs

Dublin getting lions share of new jobs

19 March 2015 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Anti Austerity Alliance councillor Mick Barry this morning said that the just-released Nevin Economic Research Institute (NERI) quarterly bulletin provides information and analysis that should ring alarm bells in Cork. The trade union-based institute are claiming that 94% of last year’s newly-created 29,000 jobs were based in […]

VIDEO: Taoiseach attracts water protestors in Cork #Well

21 November 2014, Friday 3pm By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Taoiseach was in Cork today for a number of official engagements for positive announcements In the morning our reporter had the details of the Taoiseach’s busy schedule The Taoiseach started off in the Clarion Hotel where he turned the sod (across the river) on […]

Mick Barry unhappy with FF TD

Mick Barry unhappy with FF TD

24th November 2011 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Socialist Party Cllr Barry said this morning: “Noel O’Flynn is fooling no-one with his performance as the Government TD who is going to stand up to the Government. He has no right to be upset about his being misled by the Taoiseach when for 13 years he himself […]

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