Category: Council News

Bríd Smith TD on transport and disability report in the Dáil

A new report on DISABILITY AND ACCESS TO TRAVEL was discussed yesterday in the Dáil. A good report, with good ideas. Will it be matched by the government’s committment to equality for disabled people? Consider this: they are gung-ho on

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Bríd challenges Minister on JobPath – a waste of public funds on a shameful scam.

MORE PUBLIC MONEY WASTED. That’s Minister Doherty’s plan for JOBPATH and the unemployed. She intends renewing the multi million Euro contracts with dodgy companies who got the ‘gig’ last time – private businesses contracted for ‘job activation’ schemes that “patronised..manipulated

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Bríd Smith TD speaks to Solidarity/PBP motion regarding the nurses in Dáil

Solidarity / PBP put a motion to the Dail today regarding the nurses dispute and other health care professionals. Whatever the outcome, and the decision is theirs alone, this Dáil should understand that the issues that drove the nurses to

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Bríd challenges Harris and Donoghue in the Dáil over the National Children’s Hospital fiasco

The scandalous waste of public money at the National Children’s Hospital is compounded by the farce of giving PwC half a million Euros to ‘investigate’ it. PwC are employed by BAM, the contractor they are supposed to be investigating, and

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Cervical Tests and the issue of outsourcing – still waiting for answers

I  made several queries at the Dail committee today. Apart from the mess they have made of re-testing, there remain unanswered questions. Since this time last year, I have been asking what labs gave the wrong results that led to

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Bríd Smith TD on The Week in Politics, RTE 1, 10.2.19

Clips here from Brid’s contribution on the topics of the National Children’s Hospital scandal, the nurses strike, the border after brexit and directly elected mayors.

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Brid Smith TD speaking on Jobpath in Dáil Éireann

Jobpath is about humiliating and punishing the unemployed, not helping. We are paying private companies millions a year to hound the unemployed into now paying precarious jobs with litle security. The scandal should end now.

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Bríd Smith TD challenges government over NASRA ambulance workers

Not content with threatening striking nurses, and letting the children’s hospital costs rip, this government is refusing to acknowledge the right of AMBULANCE WORKERS to be represented by the union of their choice. And shame on Finian McGrath, a supposedly

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Bríd slams Varadkar over nurses strike

How dare Varadkar try to bully the nurses over Brexit, as though the mess were their fault. And how dare the spin machine make out nurses are greedy. A staff nurse starts at €29k and it takes 15 years before

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Bríd Smith TD seeks information on cervical screening scandal – again

SIMPLE QUESTION: WHAT LABS FAILED US? My 5th time to ask this in the Dáil – still no answer. Its important because 221 women, some of whom are dead, some dying, need not have developed #CervicalCancer. Outsourcing women’s health care

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