Cork housing must be based on human need – not private profit

Originally published by the Evening Echo, 2 February 2017 Cork housing provision came back on the agenda last week with news that Cork County Council had passed a motion to fast-track the construction of a proposed new town at Monard. As it stands, it is proposed that the construction of the new town will be…

A Hard Winter of the Bones

For almost 50 years now I’ve suffered from a debilitating, often crippling and painful condition called Still’s Disease, a form of Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis which strikes childre

Cork County Council passes Monard housing motion following PBP campaign

The Irish Examiner reported on 24 January that a motion has been passed regarding the planned new town at Monard, County Cork. The motion calls for the council to fast-track construction and for the public sector to lead development. This motion follows a public campaign by People Before Profit (PBP) in Cork. Cork PBP welcome the motion…

AAA-PBP launch Anti-Evictions Bill

Today,  AAA-PBP launched their Anti-Evictions Bill. The Bill seeks to to amend the Residential Tenancies Act 2004 to provide for greater security of tenure by making all tenancies over two months Part 4 tenancies, by making Part 4 tenancies of indefinite duration, removing sale of property as a ground for terminating a tenancy, providing for…

Lots of Support at local public meeting on Medicinal Cannabis Campaign

Report By Pat O’Sullivan Cork People Before Profit recently hosted a very successful Public Meeting on “The Need to Legalize Medicinal Cannabis” People Before Profit are 100% in support of the national campaign to bring in legislation in the Dail to make it available for those who have a medical need. About 60 people came…

New Campaign to Fight for Access to Education for ASD Students

  Report by Mala O’Donoghue A new campaign to fight for autism-friendly schools was launched in a packed meeting in the Metropole Hotel in Cork on Monday December 12th . Among the attendees were members of the Cork branch of People before Profit. HOMEROOM which is campaigning for improvements in mainstream secondary school provision for…

We Need to Legalize the Use of Medicinal Cannabis Now

  On December 1st Gino Kenny TD People Before Profit successfully moved a bill, that seeks to legalize cannabis for medicinal use, through the first stage of the Dail process. If passed, the bill will have a huge impact on the lives of many people who suffer from a range of chronic and incurable illnesses…

LEGALIZE MEDICINAL CANNABIS

  On December 1st , Gino Kenny TD of People Before Profit will bring a bill to the Dail that seeks to  legalize cannabis oil for medicinal use. If passed, this bill would have a huge impact on the lives of many people who suffer from a range of chronic and incurable illnesses and pain….