Category: Council News

Brid Smith TD welcomes Fossil Fuel Bill in the Dáil

Delighted that the bill on Fossil Fuels got through, now lets have more ‘joined up’ thinking from all government departments on this, and lets hope my bill on ending dirty fuel exploration will pass in Sept

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Brid Smith TD speaks of the suffering caused by ‘vaginal mesh’ treatment

A vaginal mesh implant is a treatment given to women who experience pelvic organ prolapse and incontinence. The ‘mesh’ has caused untold suffering for thousands of women and its use has been suspended in the UK. The same must happen

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Going blind unecessarily – because he’s poor

Patrick Foley, in my constituency, is going blind unecessarily. His problem is he’s poor. He could have the cataract surgery he needs, if he could pay upfront for it, under the NTPF scheme, but he lives only on his allowance

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Bríd Smith TD speaks to the Employment Bill amendment

An amendment that we wanted in the new Employment Bill, would protect workers to some small degree. We want existing workers, on low hours, to be offered any extra hours that become available, rather than the company taking on new

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Brid Smith TD introduces 2nd Joint Cmmtte mtg for Climate Emergency Bill

Today was the second Joint Oireachtas mtg to debate my Climate Emergency Bill. This clip is an introduction to the proceedings

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Brid Smith’s Climate Emergency Bill – 2nd committee debate on the Bill

My Climate Emergency Bill was discussed at committee stage for the second time yesterday. This clip has some of the exchanges between myself and those on the Government side who spoke against the Bill – Gas Networks Ireland for instance.

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Brid Smith TD challenges the Minister over ‘slash and burn’ approach to Heritiage

THEY TRY TO DEVIDE US, rural and urban, but the environment is EVERYONE’S concern. If the government restored the cuts they made to local authorities they would, for a change, do the right thing and help both the people and

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Bríd Smith TD challenges education minister on De La Salle schools in Ballyfermot

Ballyfermot is one example. The ‘brothers’ are closing a huge school to sell off the property. The area needs ‘Educate Together’ and Gael Scoil facilities. Why not take the schools and land that the State is owed by the De

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TD slams the appointment of Drew Harris as Garda Commissioner

It was my privelege to welcome the sole survivor of the MIAMI MASSACRE, and others seeking justice in Northern Ireland, to the Dáil gallery this afternoon. The appointment of Drew Harris as the new Garda Commissioner down here, is a

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Bríd Smith TD queries obstructive policies for returning migrants

You’d think the government would WELCOME HOME OUR MIGRANTS with open arms, wouldn’t you? There are labour shortages, these people have much needed skills etc. Yet they are obstructed, rather than facilitated at every hands turn. This is a clip

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