Author: Hazel

School secretaries protest outside Dail Eireann

Thousands school secretaries have taken strike action today. They are protesting over a measly pay offer and to demand job security. People Before Profit fully supports the school secretaries. It is a disgrace that the Workplace Relations Commission awarded them

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Bríd Smith TD on the Tonight Show 8.1.20 (part 1)

clips of Brid’s take on the Public Services Card (the Big Brother card?), and aspects of Fine Gael’s legacy and relationship to Fianna Fail.  

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Bríd Smith TD on The Tonight Show 8.1.20 (Part 2)

clips of Brid’s take on the proposed commemoration of the Black and Tans and the raising the pension eligability age to 67.    

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Varadkar’s RIC commemoration comments unbecoming of an Irish Taoiseach

People Before Profit TD says Varadkar’s RIC commemoration comments unbecoming of an Irish Taoiseach People Before Profit TD Bríd Smith has said that the comments by Leo Varadkar about commemorations of the RIC that he is ‘disappointed to hear that

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Last week the developer Dwyer Nolan who has bought the entire De La Salle site in Lower Ballyfermot, invited local representatives and the Lower Ballyfermot Residents group to a meeting to discuss his plans for the De La Salle site.

Brid Smith TD with Kieran Mulvey on Just Transition for workers, especially of BNM

Kieran Mulvey has been appointed Commissioner for Just Transition. He attended our Climate Committee today and we had an opportunity to raise concerns. One point I raised is that management of Bord na Mona seem a great pains to avoid

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Bríd Smith TD raises questions about PDFORRA’s right to full recognition

Our soldiers and sailors are workers and they have a right to proper recognition of their union, PDFORRA, and to be in ICTU. I asked today in the Dáil why the delay over this. The dithering is not acceptable. The

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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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