Category: Council News

Bríd tells Varadkar: “WOMEN HAVE WAITED LONG ENOUGH”

WOMEN HAVE WAITED LONG ENOUGH! Varadkar wants to drag out the ‘debate’ about the referendum by messing with the order of business. We don’t want any more delays – WE WANT A REFERENDUM IN MAY. We had to make this

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Bríd Smith calls on the Taoiseach not to backslide or delay Eighth Amendment Referendum

Press Release- Bríd Smith TD, People Before Profit  16/01/2018 People Before Profit TD, Bríd Smith, has raised concerns about the decision to extend the time for Dáil statements on the Joint Committee on the Eighth Amendment report and suggestions from the

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Bríd Smith TD speaking in Dáil debates on Northern Ireland, 13.12.17

The Dáil is debating Northern Ireland – this will be a regular event! I was happy last night to have the opportunity to outline People Before Profit’s attitude to such issues as Brexit, Women’s and and LGBT+ rights, Irish unity

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Brid Smith TD & Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on date for Repeal referendum

REFERENDUM FOR MAY – That’s what we have to hold Leo and FF to. Yesterday in the Dáil I asked him when, and May is what he said his preference was for, but because FG don’t have the majority they

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Brid Smith TD on FEMPI & Trades Unionism-a lesson to the Minister 7.12.17

FEMPI. The longest running emergency in the history of the State. The Minister wants to punish teachers for rejecting inequality in pay, and has difficulty with the concept of collective bargaining. So I explained it to him last night in

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Brid Smith TD speaking of FEMPI in Dáil, 7.12.17

HOMELESSNESS, FEMPI, PESCO . Q: What’s the odd-man-out? A: They only have money for the last one. PESCO is the new army they signed us up to lat night (neutrality???) at the cost of €3-4 billion – more than housing

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Brid Smith TD speaking on Cimate Change, Dáil, 7.12.17

KILLING THE PLANET ON THE GRAVEYARD SHIFT. Last Dáil session of the week – maybe half a dozen there.That’s the priority given to Climate Change and what we must do NOW. So I proposed we do like we did with

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Brid Smith TD slams PESCO plans – Dáil 7.12.17.

WAR AND WASTE! That’s what our government is setting us up for. They want to rush us into PESCO, an EU army, close to NATO, and spend literally €billions doing so. They can’t house the homeless or fix or our

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Brid Smith TD reiterates the need to CALL A HOUSING EMERGENCY IN Dáil 7.12.17

8 deaths on the streets since August. We are shamed by the plight of the homeless, and the Minister still refuses to CALL A HOUSING EMERGENCY that could unleash measures to tackle it. No delay in bailing out banks, or

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Brid Smith TD in Dáil; discussing Social Welfare Bill, 2017.Pensions inequality

SOCIAL WELFARE BILL 2017 was discussed again in the Dáil today. Gross inequalities in pensions cost some pensioners, mainly women, up to €35 a week; this is as a result of new rules brought in in 2012 by Joan Burton.

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