Category: Community Issues

Bríd Smith TD on the scandal of the National Children’s hospital

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Bríd Smith TD tackles the Minister on planned LNG terminal at Shannon

If you’re concerned about the climate , the ministers answer to my question on LNGs (Liquified Natural Gas Terminals) should terrify you. An Bord Pleanala has extended planning permission for one at the Shannon: they are huge floating reservoirs for

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Historic underfunding of water system by successive governments reason for current infrastructure crisis

Historic underfunding of water system by successive Fine Gael and Fianna Fail governments are the reasons for current infrastructure crisis. People Before Profit have outlined a number of measures that could be used to pay for water infrastructure upgrades and

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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 by some

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WE WELCOME THE WORKERS’ PAY REVOLT! Deputy Brid Smith today welcomed and supported the pay claims made by various groups of workers from both private and public sector.  In leaders questions with the Taoiseach she pointed out the hypocrisy of

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Support for formal recognition of Irish sign language

Brid speaking in support of Bill for formal recognition of Irish sign language

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Pensioners (in particular females) will loose, not gain, from Budget 2017

Bríd explains how the government, by changing the rules, will take more from pensioners than it gives them, particularly female pensioners. She annouced her intention to propose an amendment that will go some way towards addressing the injustice done to

Brid Smith TD speaking in the Dail on the purchase of sex

  Brid speaking against a bill that proposes criminalising those who buy sex, arguing it would drive prostituion further underground and that it would put sex-workers, who are already vulnerable, in a worse situation. We should instead consult with the

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Shameful record on refugess is slammed in the Dáil

Speaking to the Dáil, Bríd Smith TD outlined the record of our government. We promised to take 4,000 refugees, we agreed 500 under the Resettlement programme; so far we’ve taken 69 under the Relocation programme. 600 children alone, died so

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What price climate control? – show us the money!

Brid questions Minister 26 Oct, 2016, about costing, funding and contradictory plans to meet our committments regarding climate change  

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