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Bríd Smith TD and IFPA on Joint Committee for Repeal 8th amendment

I sit on the Joint committee for Repeal of the 8th amendment. Dr Caitriona Henchion, from the IFPA was like a breath of fresh air. It was very helpful to put questions to her about the socio-economic factors surrounding abortion

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Bríd Smith TD and CPP on Joint Committee for Repeal 8th amendment 15.11.17

HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF EUROS OF PUBLIC MONEY IS GOING TO ANTI CHOICE ORGANISATIONS. I sit on the Joint committee on Repeal of 8th. Yesterday reps from the Crisis Pregnancy Programme (CPP), a state agency funded through the HSE, attended

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Bríd Smith TD introduces Climate Emergency Measures Bill 2017

This Bill is designed to prevent the further issue of licenses for oil & gas exploration. Fossil fuels are the major contributors to global warming. LEAVE IT IN THE GROUND has to be the approach to prevent further catastrophic damage

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Bríd Smith TD today moved a bill in the Dáil entitled “Petroleum and Minerals Extraction Bill (Climate Emergency Bill 2017).

The bill states that a climate emergency exists while levels of Co2 in the atmosphere exceed 350 ppm. (350 ppm is the recognised safe level of atmospheric C02 widely accepted by the scientific community) and while this continues, the Minister

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Brid Smith TD speaking on the eve of the launch of Climate Emergency Bill 2017

Brid reflects on her experience of the COP23 meeting in Bonn, addressing the issue of climate change

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Brid Smith TD on DriveTime radio 13.11.17 re COP23 environment conference

I spoke on Drivetime (RTE) radio today – 13.11.17 about the #environmental conferance I was at in Germany called COP23 BONN.(The audio clip here is the recording; the pics are from Bonn). I made the point that to tackle #climatechange

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Brid Smith TD on radio’s ‘Late Debate’ programme re Poppy & rememberence

VARADKAR’S SHAMROCK POPPY puts him alongside other war-mongering ‘patriots’ like Blair and Thatcher. The claim is it honours a noble sacrifice. I expressed my views on THE LATE DEBATE on radio the other evening (10.11.17) – here’s a brief clip:

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Brid Smith TD speaks in the Dail 9.11.17 regarding National Mitigation Plan on Climate Action

I AM ASHAMED of the record we have on climate change and mortified that I will be representing Ireland at European level in Bonn this weekend on this issue. We have failed shamefully, even in our limited committments to honor

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Brid Smith TD on Joint committee to consider Repeal 8th amendment

Bríd is on the Dáil committee to consider the findings of the Citizen’s Assembley regarding REPEAL 8TH AMENDMENT. Dr Anthony McCarthy, a very clear and experienced psychiatrist working in maternity care responded to her questions and showed that the resources

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Bríd Smith TD speaking at the closing stages of Water Charges Bill, 8.11.2017

The WATER SERVICES BILL 2017 was discussed today in the Dáil. Shamefully it will be passed by FF,FG, LP and the ‘Independants’. It will leave the door open to future attempts to charges and privatisation. But if that happens PEOPLE

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