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“Bully boy tactics will not defeat Ryanair workers” says Brid Smith TD.

Prese Release   No Embargo; “Ryanair sackings are attempt intimidate staff in union dispute“ TD claims Spanish dismissals show Ryanair contempt for its workers.   “Bully boy tactics will not defeat Ryanair workers” says Brid Smith TD. The dismissal of four cabin

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Brid Smith TD – The Tonight Show

I was on The Tonight Show, 12.7.18. Some clips here – football, Brexit, Palestine, the Presidency….

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Brid Smith TD welcomes Fossil Fuel Bill in the Dáil

Delighted that the bill on Fossil Fuels got through, now lets have more ‘joined up’ thinking from all government departments on this, and lets hope my bill on ending dirty fuel exploration will pass in Sept

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Brid Smith TD speaks of the suffering caused by ‘vaginal mesh’ treatment

A vaginal mesh implant is a treatment given to women who experience pelvic organ prolapse and incontinence. The ‘mesh’ has caused untold suffering for thousands of women and its use has been suspended in the UK. The same must happen

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Brid Smith TD supporting the Ryanair pilot’s strike

VICTORY TO THE RYANAIR STRIKERS! Great to see the strikers meet at ALSAA and picket the roundabout at Dublin Airport. Their victory will be important to all workers, skilled and unskilled, who come up against the greed of their millionaire

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Brid Smith TD addresses striking Ryanair pilots meeting 12.7.18

I was humbled to be invited to speak at the meeting of the striking Ryanair pilots today. Their battle with Ryanair is historic and these men and women are heroes.

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Going blind unecessarily – because he’s poor

Patrick Foley, in my constituency, is going blind unecessarily. His problem is he’s poor. He could have the cataract surgery he needs, if he could pay upfront for it, under the NTPF scheme, but he lives only on his allowance

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Bríd Smith TD speaks to the Employment Bill amendment

An amendment that we wanted in the new Employment Bill, would protect workers to some small degree. We want existing workers, on low hours, to be offered any extra hours that become available, rather than the company taking on new

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Brid Smith TD introduces 2nd Joint Cmmtte mtg for Climate Emergency Bill

Today was the second Joint Oireachtas mtg to debate my Climate Emergency Bill. This clip is an introduction to the proceedings

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Brid Smith’s Climate Emergency Bill – 2nd committee debate on the Bill

My Climate Emergency Bill was discussed at committee stage for the second time yesterday. This clip has some of the exchanges between myself and those on the Government side who spoke against the Bill – Gas Networks Ireland for instance.

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