Category: Council News

Brid demands action on rogue counselling services

Brid raised the issue of ROGUE CRISIS PREGNANCY in the Dáil today. These agencies which give misinformation about abortion, and tell frightening lies to vulnerable women have been operating in Ireland for more than 20 years without any regulation. The

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Brid calls out Varadkar the snob in Bus Eireann dispute

VARADKAR THE SNOB – NO UNDERSTANDING OF LIFE FOR ORDINARY PEOPLE. Brid made the point today in the Dáil that BUS EIREANN strikers face hardship, as do people depending on public transport, and hardship is nothing that Varadakar and his

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Brid Smith speaks in the Dáil on liberalising divorce legistlation

SEPARATE CHURCH AND STATE. Brid says: “I was happy to speak about divorce and the liberalisation of Irish society, limited as it is, in the Dáil today. But ending unhappy relationships is one thing. Condemning women who suffer in violent

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Brid Smith links economic interests with the continued incarceration of Ibrahim Halawa in the Dáil

IBRAHIM’S CONDITION WORSENS – SHAME ON OUR GOVERNMENT Ibrahim Halawa, a 20 year-old Irish citzen imprisoned by the Egyptian dictatorship for almost 4 years, is on hunger strike and gravely ill. He was imprisioned because he was caught up in

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Brid speaks on maternity benefits in the Dail

A WOMAN’S RIGHT TO CHOOSE MEANS JUST THAT – A CHOICE TO BE A MOTHER OR NOT. Brid welcomed the motion on the extension of maternity leave and maternity benefit. Being Pro-Choice means we are for all the rights a woman

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PBP TDs defend Bus Eireann strikers in the Dail

  PBP TDs Brid Smith, Richard Boyd Barrett, and Gino Kenny speaking in defence of Bus Eireann strikers in the Dail, April 4, 2017

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Brid Smith TD speaking in the Dáil on ‘Direct Provision’ for refugess and assylum seekers

PEOPLE ‘LIKE GHOSTS’ IN DIRECT PROVISION It’s inhumane. It degrading. It destroys mental health. You can’t work. You can’t study. You can’t cook. You can’t live. The unfortunate people so detained could be incorporated into society as productive members of

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Brid Smith TD speaks on the North in Dáil Éireann

YES TO PEACE…BUT THE PROCESS IS FATALLY FLAWED. I spoke yesterday in the Dáil about Northern Ireland. What James Connolly called ‘a carnival of reaction’ is right in your face, two rotten states, north and south, that pamper the corporations

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Brid Smith TD calls for support for Bus Eireann workers, outside Dail, March 29, 1pm

BRID CALLS SUPPORT FOR TRANSPORT STRIKE WEDNESDAY 29 March, 1.00pm DÁIL. Today Brid asked Kenny the following: 1. How does he justify 30% cut to bus workers wages. 2. What is the over-paid Minister for Transport, Shane Ross, for? Judge

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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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