Author: Hazel

Brid Smith TD speaking on domestic violence in the Dail

While violence against women is increasing, nine of our 26 counties have no women’s refuge. The State has only one third of the refuges needed by women and children fleeing domestic violence. Yet Tusla handed back, unspent, €60 million of

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Bríd Smith TD queries the policies of Coillte

In the Dail environment committee, we had an opportunity to question government and Coillte officials on policies relating to forestry. Each member has 10 mins in which to put questons and receive answers

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Bríd on The Late Debate, radio programme, 11.12.19

The radio programme is live-streamed, so visual quality is imperfect. Here are clips of Brid discussing the new report on children involved in crime, discussion of refugees and of the ex FG TD (2 Jobs) Dara Murphy.  

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Bríd Smith TD relates poverty and drug abuse to social policies and cutbacks

Dr. J Connolly’s recent report ‘ Building Community Resilience’ looked at drugs, gangland and crime, and the involvement of children caught up in the drugs trade. Let’s not forget that the communities where this is rife, are the communites most

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Bríd Smith TD speaks out for school secretaries

Fine Gael like to present themselves as being all about equality, yet they treat SCHOOL SECRETARIES like second class citizens. Some are employed directly by the Department but many are not, and so they want parity, a simple demand. It

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Brid Smith TD puts questions regarding Cervical Check to Minister Harris

Brid has been a constant campaigner for truth and full disclosre about this issue since the scandal broke. On the health committee she again put questions to the Minister on the issue. His reponses are on a separate video.

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Bríd Smith TD receives answers (sort of) from Minister Harris

This video should be viewed in conjunction with the earlier video of questions put to the Health Minister, by Brid on the Dáil Health Committee

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RTE and public service broadcasting

On the Dail communications committee, we questioned RTE executives about cost cutting measures. One of the questions I asked was how much would they save if they capped ALL salaries at €200k, including their own. This was a proposal from

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Brid Smith TD challenges government on the effects of fuel poverty on children

Shocking new report says over 140,000 kids are living in cold and damp homes. Children in private rented homes are twice as likey to experience energy poverty, Yet all the Government offers is increased carbon taxes and continued reliance on

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Bríd Smith TD slams Minister over homelessness

The march by thousands of people through Dublin today (5.11.19) was a moving and powerful experience. Lets hope this is the start of a movement that will punish the landlord parties and see in real housing reform.

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