Bríd challenges Coveney over mass evictions in Inchicore

Up to 32 vulnerable families living in 2 apartment blocks in Inchicore, are threatened with eviction. The landlord says he wants to refurbish, but no alternative accommodation for the tenants, while this is going on, have been offered. And this is what the landlord class can do – disregard basic human decency. I put the case to Simon Coveney today

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Brid speaking on cross-party motion on Period Poverty

 

A cross party motion on period poverty is welcome, and to be supported. The sickening irony is that many of those supporting this motion, were gung-ho for the policies that caused or exacerbated poverty among so many women, lone parents and precarious workers in particular.

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Bríd Smith TD slams the method, and history, of public procurement at the NCH

There is much to say about the NCH but the fundamental problem is our public procurement system, which stinks to high heaven.

 

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Bríd Smith TD – as Gaelige, i rith Seachtain na nGaelige.

For the week that in it, Seachtain na nGaeilge, tá sé seo as Gaelige, an chuid is mó ar aon nós – most of this clip is in Irish and is about the rights of Irish language speakers, North and South.

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Bríd raises the tragic case of Shane O Farrell’s death, in the Dáil

The strange and tragic death of Shane O Farrell deserves a commission of investigation. This was agreed last year by a two thirds majority in the Dáil, yet the Minister seems to be letting an unelected judge decide on what happens in this case. Why? The Minister reads his brief but does not inform.

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Bríd Smith TD defends CE scheme suprvisors’ pension demands

While the government never stops reminding us to be ‘pension ready’, they themselves have reneged on their responsibilities to CE scheme workers, who have to strike for their rights. I raised this yesterday in the Dáil

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Bríd slams Karen’s Bradley’s remarks on the Paras and demands resignation

Bradleys attempt to whitewash the crimes of the Para regiment cannot go unchallenged; I demanded that Coveney, instead of having dinner with Bradley, call in the British ambassador and support calls for her to resign. She didnt “misspeak” her claims that British soldiers never committed crimes because they were following orders is an attempt to give impunity to killlers who butchered innocent people in Derry , Ballymurphy, and across the North.

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Out-sourcing again – despite disastrous consequences

 

Outsourcing, and the tendering for out-sourced contracts, seems to be the government’s solution to their every need, despite evidence of the disastrous results – Cervical Check and the National Children’s Hospital would be recent examples. Myself and Minister Pascal Donohoe certainly don’t agree – here’s a recent exchange on the issue.

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Brid Smith TD discusses microgeneration and meeting our energy needs

Bríd sits is on the Communications, Climate Action and Environment committee of the Dáil and supports environmentally friendly and renewable energy sourcing. This was debated in the context of Bill on Microgeneration Support today.

 

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Bríd Smith TD – where is our committment on abortion rights for NI women?

One of the most inspiring slogans raised on the day of the Repeal referendum was “The North is Next”. And the women in the North consistently supported us and campaigned down here with us. So why is there no mention of them in all the Brexit talk?

 

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