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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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Bríd makes a plea for Bingo players

The “Bingo Bill” will reduce prize money to 50% of the takings of the game. Bingo players are not happy, and I’m on their side. Of all the things that need doing in the country, they waste time on trying

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Bríd Smith TD speaking on LNGs in Dáil Éireann

Bríd Smith TD calling on the minister to ban the importation of fracked US gas through the proposed Shannon and Cork LNG terminals  

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Brid speaks in support of Farmers protest in Dáil.

The big ranchers and beef Barons like Larry Goodman are doing down the family farm and those dependent on it. Great to see these small to medium farmers standing up against the big bosses of Agri business, through their own

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Bríd on The Tonight Show 21.11.19

Topics covered include climate issues and discussion on racism and refugees.  

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Bríd Smith TD challenges IWA CEO over Cuisle holiday venue

Wheelchair users and their carers demonstrated outside the Dáil last week to keep CUISLE open. Its where the wheelchair users go on holidays, and they love it because of kind staff and that they can be together. €1.5 is needed

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Bríd Smith TD discusses BNM Just Transition with ICTU

On the Climate Action Committee, Just Transition for Bord na Mona workers was discussed by unions representing the workers and company and government representatives. This is the exchange between Brid and Patricia King of the ICTU

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