Category: Council News

Brid Smith TD speaking in Dáil Éireann on the cervical smears scandal. 10.5.18

 

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Bríd questions use of private for-profit agencies, to administer welfare.

PRIVATISED WELFARE. That’s more or less what the Dept of Social Protection did with dole and ‘job activation schemes’. A bit like the film “I Daniel Blake”. And this heartless and inhumane privatised system was warmly welcomed by our firends

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Brid Smith TD on accountability for the cervical screening catastrophe.

The government wants an enquiry about the cervical screening debacle, but meantime – no suspensions, no sackings, no accountability. Brid debates this with Simon Coveneny on the floor of the Dáil today

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Bríd Smith TD questions officials regarding cervical screening in Dáil committee

HSE and Dept of Health officials were questioned regarding the policy of outsourcing smear testing. Outsourcing was predicted to cause problems, yet that was the choice made, and followed, by successive governments, with disasterous results.

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Bríd Smith TD on the cervical screening debacle, Dáil 1.5.18

Bríd made the point that outsourcing servical screening – supported by Fiann Fáil, Greens and Fine Gael, was about profits and not best health outcomes

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Bríd Smith TD questions officials re cervical screeing in Dáil committee

More questions than answers. Shame on them.

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Bríd speaks in favour of Sex Education Bill

Bríd spoke in favour of Ruth Copinger TD’s sex education Bill before the Dáil

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Fodder crisis linked to climate change and food production policy

The recent animal fodder crisis in Ireland is part of a wider global issue that relates to food production priorities and to climate change. Brid raised this at a recent Dail debate.

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Data commissioner questioned on potential misuse of data in the Referendum

The data commissioner met with the relevant Dáil committee and responded to questions put regarding data control issues in the light of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Bríd’s concern was the referendum on the 8th amendment – could it be manipulated

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Brid Smith TD questions Facebook reps at Dáil committee re data breaches

FACEBOOK MAN ON THE MAT yesterday in our Dáil committee. Our tax laws are very nice to them, so they are very nice to us, don’t ya know! This is a brief clip of questions I put and some answers

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