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“More oversight of Voluntary housing bodies needed” say TD.

  Voluntary sector rent charges higher than many local authorities claims Brid Smith TD. Tenants face 1000 euro per year difference between local authority and voluntary housing rents” People Before Profit TD Brid Smith has said that the rent charged

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Brid Smith speaking in the Dail, July 5, on bin charges.

BIN CHARGES: ‘DIG DEEPER IN YOUR POCKET’…THE CHEEK OF THEM! I spoke in the Dail last night and reminded the Minister of the rotten history of these charges…privatisation, loss of waivers, increasing costs and illegal dumping, and crucially – the

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Bin charges set to soar in the great bin rip off

Bin charges set to soar in the great bin rip off New charges proposal a “blank cheque” for waste companies to boost profits People Before Profit TD, Bríd Smith, has said that the recent announcement that the government are set

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Varadkar guilty of Double Standards on public sector pay

People Before Profit TD claims Varadkar guilty of Double Standards on public sector pay Varadkar supports equal pay for cabinet members but not for teachers Workers told they must accept poor deal while ministers jockey for position and big pay

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REPLY TO THE IRISH CATHOLIC PAPER FROM BRID SMITH TD

The Irish Catholic of 8th June misrepresents my statement on the Mother and Baby Homes debate in the Dail on June 1st. They do so by quoting Micheál Martin of Fianna Fail who accuses me of “intolerant populism”. The same Micheál

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Psychiatric detention of pregnant girl shows urgent need to repeal 8th amendment

Sectioning of girl the latest outrage caused by 8th amendment and the PLDP act says Brid Smith TD. Comments by Varadkar example of politicians’ cowardice on this issue says TD. People before Profit TD Brid Smith says that the news

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Dail statement on mother and baby homes, June 1 2016

Brid makes the point that survivors of of church-run mother and baby homes have yet to be compensated for the horrors they experienced and the blight on their lives, and that no criminal prosecution has begun  of any of those responsible. She

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People Before Profit TD Brid Smith welcomes announcement from Sisters of Charity

Today’s announcement from the Sisters of Charity that they are withdrawing from the boards of three hospitals, in particular from the new National Maternity Hospital is a historic move and a vindication of the tens of thousands who protested to

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Brid Smith TD in Dail on housing crisis and failed government policies

WHAT SORT OF SOCIETY ARE WE LIVING IN? The robber bankers walk free, two hundred thousand empty properties while homeless children sleep in the park. Meantime our government and the media focus on the beauty contest between two failed ministers.

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Brid Smith TD on Vincent Browne programme – war, terrorism, FF and Seanie Fitzpatrick

Brid on the Vincent Brown programme 23.5.17. Selected clips.

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