Mick Barry

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Mick Barry TD told the Anti-Austerity Alliance  conference he would like to see “the major wealth in society under public ownership and democratic control”. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

Recent strikes by teachers, Luas and Dublin Bus workers, and the threatened action by gardaí, show that “militancy pays”, Anti-Austerity Alliance TD M(...)

An anti-water charges protest in Dublin last year. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The expert commission which looked at the issue of water funding was not conducting its work in laboratory conditions. Comprised as it was of professi(...)

The report of the expert commission on the funding of water services is to be published on Wednesday.

Anti-water protesters should ‘polish their protest boots’ and get ready to start campaigning after Christmas, Anti Austerity Alliance People Before P(...)

Members of the Spanish civil guard search for Amy Fitzpatrick in the hills where she vanished near Malaga, Spain on January 1st, 2008. Photograph: Reurters/Jon Nazca

There is “an obvious fresh line of inquiry’’ into the disappearance in southern Spain of Amy Fitzpatrick, Independent TD Mick Barry has said. The AAA(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: “The Government will not sacrifice the hard-won gains that have been achieved by the Irish people over the last number of years.” Photograph: Billy Stickland/INPHO

The Government will put its own “strategy” in place to best manage the industrial relations process, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said. He told Sinn Féin(...)

Budget 2017: Fianna Fáil health spokesman Billy Kelleher said the downward trend in smoking was positive but there was a particular propensity among young girls to take up smoking. Photograph: The Irish Times

The price of a packet of 20 cigarettes goes up by 50 cent to €11 at midnight without a vote along with similar increases in other tobacco products. (...)

Eanna Ó Cochláin. Photograph: Change.org

An Irishman in the Philippines is in hiding because of a potential threat from vigilante militias. Eanna Ó Cochláin (55), from Cork is on bail as he(...)

‘Yes Minister’ stars Nigel Hawthorne, Paul Eddington and Derek Fowlds.

John Murphy bowed out as secretary general of the Department of Jobs and Enterprise this week and he told some great yarns about his time in the Civil(...)

The constituency office of Cork North Central TD Mick Barry has been daubed with graffiti referring to him as a ‘baby killer’ over his pro-choice views in relation to abortion. Photograph: Twitter/MickBarryTD.

The constituency office of Cork North Central TD Mick Barry has been daubed with graffiti referring to him as a “baby killer” over his pro-choice view(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: “The T-shirts might be black with the writing in white but this is about people and they’ve all got different views.”

It has become the protest garment of choice. A simple black sweatshirt with “Repeal” written in large white letters across the chest. Selling like hot(...)

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