Category: Council News

Bríd and Richard call out Varadkar’s hypocrisy and deception on LNGs

Varadkar, fresh from his UN Climate gig in New York, is forging ahead with plans to import fracked gas as LNG (liguified natural gas), poisonous to bio-sphere and humankind (but very profitable!). I pushed for a Dáil discussion, at the

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Bríd Smith TD defends school secretaries industrial action

A two-tier system that school secretaries have tolerated for far too long. These essential workers deserve their just demands.

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Bríd Smith TD slams Climate Emergency Plan in the Dáil, 20.6.19

“It’s the rich gets the gravy, it’s the poor that gets the blame”. So says the old song. It could have been written about the government’s Climate Action Plan. They blame us for pollution and prepare the way for the

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Bríd discusses midwifery services in Dáil, 19.6.19

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Bríd challenges Coveney over mass evictions in Inchicore

Up to 32 vulnerable families living in 2 apartment blocks in Inchicore, are threatened with eviction. The landlord says he wants to refurbish, but no alternative accommodation for the tenants, while this is going on, have been offered. And this

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Bríd Smith TD slams the method, and history, of public procurement at the NCH

There is much to say about the NCH but the fundamental problem is our public procurement system, which stinks to high heaven.  

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Bríd raises the tragic case of Shane O Farrell’s death, in the Dáil

The strange and tragic death of Shane O Farrell deserves a commission of investigation. This was agreed last year by a two thirds majority in the Dáil, yet the Minister seems to be letting an unelected judge decide on what

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Bríd Smith TD defends CE scheme suprvisors’ pension demands

While the government never stops reminding us to be ‘pension ready’, they themselves have reneged on their responsibilities to CE scheme workers, who have to strike for their rights. I raised this yesterday in the Dáil

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Bríd slams Karen’s Bradley’s remarks on the Paras and demands resignation

Bradleys attempt to whitewash the crimes of the Para regiment cannot go unchallenged; I demanded that Coveney, instead of having dinner with Bradley, call in the British ambassador and support calls for her to resign. She didnt “misspeak” her claims

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Bríd Smith TD – where is our committment on abortion rights for NI women?

One of the most inspiring slogans raised on the day of the Repeal referendum was “The North is Next”. And the women in the North consistently supported us and campaigned down here with us. So why is there no mention

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