Category: Council News

Dáil suspended as Brid Smith TD demands justice for Ibrahim Halawa

WHAT CAN YOU DO WHEN THEY WONT LISTEN? Ibrahim Halawa’s trial was postponed yesterday for the 20th time, despite his being desperately ill. Ibrahim is an Irish citzen wrongly imprisoned by the Egyptian dictatorship for nearly 4 years, and is

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Brid Smith TD calls for transparency in company accounts in the Dáil

TRANSPARENCY? NOT WHEN IT COMES TO COMPANY PROFITS! Most companies making money off the bins, are registered in places like the Isle of Man, Virgin Islands even New Zealand. This means they can hide their profits and ‘wipe our eye’

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Bríd Smith TD speaks in the Dáil on mother and baby homes scandal: separate Church and State

IT’S NOT WHAT WE SAY – IT’S WHAT WE DO THAT COUNTS. There were many fine speeches in the Dáil this evening in response to the SF motion on mother and babies homes. But talk is cheap – we need

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HOW THE DÁIL VOTED ON MY ‘€1 vs 14 years in Prison’ BILL

The table from the Oireachtas website shows clearly the way each TD voted in respect of my Bill to get rid of the 14 year prison sentence for abortion. The table shows the following: – those who voted TÁ are

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Bon Secour and the Tuam babies – Bríd Smith TD calls on the order to disband

Yesterday in the Dáil, Bríd called for dignified white ribboned protest outside all Bon Secour hospitals in honour of the Dead Babies in their killing fields. She called on that the order to disband in this country saying “They have no

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Stop the closure of our post offices – save rural Ireland.

Brid spoke today against government plans to close yet more post-offices, thereby hammering another nail into the coffin of life in rural Ireland in particular.

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Bríd queries the whereabouts of the Parks services weapons?

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Brid Smith TD seeks answers on when pensions cuts might be reversed

Brid looked for clarity on when cuts to public sector pensions would be reversed. She got ‘minister-speak’ as an answer. Must be how you get to be a Minister – learn how to speak for ages and say nothing.

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Long overdue, Traveller ethnicity was recognised last night in the Dail; tragic that so many were excluded from being present, despite Brid’s plea. But racism against Travellers remains; it was fed and fostered by those on high. Those on high

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14 YEARS vs €1 FINE for abortion

  Brid moved a bill today in the Dáil that would change the penalty for abortion. Not many people know that taking the abortion pill or helping someone do so, could incur a 14 year prison sentence. We tried to

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