Category: Community Issues

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 SUPPORT THE WORKERS’ PAY REVOLT

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

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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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Bríd demands Traveller accommodation rights in Co Louth

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Street Feast against Direct Provision

Great photos of Sunday’s Street Feast at IMMA with End Direct Provision Dublin, where we enjoyed food prepared by residents from Direct Provision centres. People living in Direct Provision do not have their own kitchen or table to participate in

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