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# Mick Barry

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12th March 2023 - 18th March 2023
# Overholding
Opposition TDs believe 'increasing' number of tenants will resist eviction over coming weeks
They believe the practice is acceptable where tenants “have nowhere to go” and face being out on the streets otherwise.
Last year
# Mick Barry
Tánaiste says pay-as-you-go utility users will not be included in winter cut-off moratorium
‘A moratorium on disconnection for electricity this winter needs to be a moratorium for everybody,’ Mick Barry told the Journal.
# The Banks
Exiting Ulster Bank gives customers six-month 'deadline' to repay their overdrafts
But bank officials said the lender will remain flexible and urged customers having difficulties to come forward immediately.
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# student nurses
'She doesn't get paid for that': Dáil told of student nurse whose patient's toe 'came off in his sock'
Health Minister Stephen Donnelly has been accused of gaslighting student nurses.
# Labour Court
Striking Debenhams workers 'shocked' at recommendation for €3m training fund
Former staff with the company have been protesting since April.
# first time buyers
Murphy insists funding for first-time-buyer loan scheme 'has not run out'
Concerns had been that funds for the government’s Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan Scheme have run out.
# Evictions
Calls for TDs who are landlords to abstain from anti-eviction Bill vote due to conflict of interest
Varadkar said TDs who landlords are able to make a distinction between their personal interests and the public interest,
# Social Housing
Varadkar says socialists want to separate 'people paying for everything but qualifying for nothing' from others
The Taoiseach said socialists want to segregate communities.
# my own lovely fee
Deal done for Cork's new event centre but it could end up costing the State more money
The Irish Examiner reports that than an extra €10 million of public money has been pledged.
# leeside apartments
Cork residents facing mass evictions say fire safety issues can be fixed without them moving
A new report has suggested they may not have to leave their homes.
# anti-homeless devices
'See no homeless, hear no homeless, help no homeless': Paul Murphy hits out at government approach
Solidarity TDs have launched a Bill that aims to prevent the installation of anti-homeless devices.
# make or break
'I am not scaremongering': Bus Eireann boss warns all jobs could be lost if drastic action not taken
Bus Eireann workers have said industrial action remains on the cards.
# Public Pay
'Some navy officers rescuing migrants from the Med are on the minimum wage'
Taoiseach Enda Kenny said he has “no intention” of allowing the Defence Forces access to the Workplace Relations Commission or the Labour Court.
# factcheck
FactCheck: Do EU rules prevent us from spending money to build more social housing?
FactCheck looks in depth at an AAA-PBP claim with big implications.
# Evictions
Residents in Cork face mass eviction from homes
This comes in a week in which there has been outcry over the treatment of tenants in Tyrrelstown.
# marriage ref
A local councillor has called for the removal of the LGBT pride flag from Cork City Hall
Councillor Terry Shannon says it is not right to be flying a Yes flag but not a No one.
# not recovering
The Cork food-bank that gives away more than 1,000 meals a day
The Bia Food Initiative has been in operation since last September.
# Election 2014
'We are the Triple A': New party says it will target Labour in local elections
The Anti-Austerity Alliance says it has 41 candidates to run in cities and towns across the country in May’s local elections.