Mick Barry

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Gardaí estimated up to 1,000 people took part in the protest. Photograph: Barry Roche

An Post mail centre workers in Dublin, Portlaoise and Athlone are being urged to show solidarity with over 200 colleagues in Cork facing redundancy as(...)

An Post says it is consolidating and reducing its letter processing capacity in line with global industry trends. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The closure of the Cork Mail Centre (CMC) could lead to a collapse of the Irish mail system at Christmas while it would also mean people in Cork will (...)

Solidarity-People Before Profit Mick Barry. File photograph: Collins

Eight members of the Oireachtas were denied the full amount of one of their annual allowances last year because of their poor attendance record at Lei(...)

Gerry Adams: he has rejected suggestions he has sent a signal to Belfast that Mary Lou McDonald needs time, free of the demands for an immediate Border poll, to rebuild in the Republic

There are some lessons to be drawn from the Irish electoral experience of the past decade. The first is that there is a growing wedge of voters with (...)

An Post says it is consolidating and reducing its letter processing capacity in line with global industry trends. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

An Post has been accused of making a strategic mistake following its decision to close the Little Island mail centre in Co Cork with the loss of 216 j(...)

Limerick   voted in favour of a directly-elected mayor. Photograph: Getty Images

Voters in Cork and Waterford have narrowly rejected a proposal to have a directly-elected mayor, but voters in Limerick have accepted the plan that wi(...)

Labour leader Brendan Howlin  hit out at the Government’s co-living proposals featuring shared kitchen and living areas, which he described as ‘ludicrous’. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

The Government has been accused of being “mind numbing in its lack of ambition” in dealing with the housing crisis. Labour leader Brendan Howlin made(...)

‘Fire appliances that would not be on the roads anywhere else in Europe are used here and many of the fire appliances we are buying are second-hand,’ the Oireachtas committee was told. File photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Dublin Fire Brigade’s fleet is “absolutely sub-standard” and constitutes a danger to the public, an Oireachtas committee has been told. People before(...)

Solidarity TD Mick Barry told the Dáil a Government that allowed 3,784 children to be among the more than 10,000 people who are homeless ‘does not deserve to remain in power’. File photograph: Collins

The Government parties and Fianna Fáil which supports them “deserve to be hammered” in the local elections for their failures on housing and homelessn(...)

More than 10,000 people are living in emergency accommodation

Far more families and individuals are entering homelessness than anyone predicted, Tánaiste Simon Coveney said in the Dáil on Thursday. Mr Coveney fa(...)

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