Press Statement: Anti-Austerity Alliance- People Before Profit Campaigners call on Independent Alliance to refuse to allow Fine Gael to block AAA-PBP Repeal Bill




2,159 women have been forced to travel to access abortion services since the government was elected

Precedent set for government parties to hold different positions – in 1983 to introduce 8th Amendment – Labour Tanaiste voted against Fine Gael Taoiseach

Campaigners from AAA-PBP, the Abortion Rights Campaign, National Women’s Council,  Coalition to Repeal the 8th, USI, People Before Profit-Pro Choice, ROSA, USI and Doctors for Choice gathered at the Dail today in support of the AAA-PBP Repeal Bill which is due to be debated tomorrow. Read more ›

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AAA-PBP call on Independent Alliance to oppose Fine Gael threats to delay Repeal Bill


Responding to reports that Fine Gael may use a parliamentary device to impede the progress of the AAA-PBP Bill which provides for a referendum to repeal the 8th Amendment, Ruth Coppinger TD said:   “These threats are being reported as being motivated to placate the Independent Alliance TDs who voted for this same Bill 18 months ago and have not yet ruled out supporting it again.
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Bríd takes on Minister over public sector pay

In the Dáil today, Bríd tackles the Minister over public sector pay restoration demands, but he dodges the issue. Seems to be what he’s best at.

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Saying it loud and proud: Tax the rich – Pay the workers!

A selection of clips from ‘The Week in Politics’ on RTE yesterday: Bríd spoke on Budget 2016, ASTI and public sector worker demands, and the role of the Left in Irish politics. FG, FF and SF were also on the panel.

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Budget 2016 rewards the rich, insults the poor.

Bríd shows the government’s budget, far from being ‘prudent’, simply favours the corporations and the rich and gives least to those whose needs are greatest.

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Fáilte mór for the naíonra!



People Before Profit TD, Brid Smith, warmly welcomes the work started today on the first Irish Language creche and cultural centre in Ballyfermot.

The Naionra and Irish Culture Centre will be developed in the former Convent Lawns Community Centre.

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Government priorities reward the rich and ignore the rest of us


Brid speaks about the way the rich get away with murder when it comes to taxation – predicting the budget for next week?


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Wages are down, profits are up; workers need a pay rise

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Bríd on the role of private operators during the recent bus strike

Bríd Smith TD raised issues regarding private operators during the strike by Dublin bus and also the role of private companies tracking employee sick-leave

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Bríd on Claire Byrne Live-tax wealth and profits to fund services

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