Category: Press Releases

Government continues to waste public money on Irish Water

The news that the State has just handed over €270 million of public money to Irish Water is one more episode in the long-running fiasco of the Irish Water company. At a time when there is an on-going crisis in

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Historic underfunding of water system by successive governments reason for current infrastructure crisis

Historic underfunding of water system by successive Fine Gael and Fianna Fail governments are the reasons for current infrastructure crisis. People Before Profit have outlined a number of measures that could be used to pay for water infrastructure upgrades and

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“More oversight of Voluntary housing bodies needed” say TD.

Voluntary sector rent charges higher than many local authorities claims Brid Smith TD.Tenants face 1000 euro per year difference between local authority and voluntary housing rents” People Before Profit TD Brid Smith has said that the rent charged by some

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Bin charges set to soar in the great bin rip off

Bin charges set to soar in the great bin rip off New charges proposal a “blank cheque” for waste companies to boost profits People Before Profit TD, Bríd Smith, has said that the recent announcement that the government are set

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Varadkar guilty of Double Standards on public sector pay

People Before Profit TD claims Varadkar guilty of Double Standards on public sector pay Varadkar supports equal pay for cabinet members but not for teachers Workers told they must accept poor deal while ministers jockey for position and big pay

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REPLY TO THE IRISH CATHOLIC PAPER FROM BRID SMITH TD

The Irish Catholic of 8th June misrepresents my statement on the Mother and Baby Homes debate in the Dail on June 1st. They do so by quoting Micheál Martin of Fianna Fail who accuses me of “intolerant populism”. The same Micheál

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Psychiatric detention of pregnant girl shows urgent need to repeal 8th amendment

Sectioning of girl the latest outrage caused by 8th amendment and the PLDP act says Brid Smith TD. Comments by Varadkar example of politicians’ cowardice on this issue says TD. People before Profit TD Brid Smith says that the news

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People Before Profit TD Brid Smith welcomes announcement from Sisters of Charity

Today’s announcement from the Sisters of Charity that they are withdrawing from the boards of three hospitals, in particular from the new National Maternity Hospital is a historic move and a vindication of the tens of thousands who protested to

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TDs slams Government over closure of mental health services

 People Before Profit TD, Brid Smith, has attacked the planned closure of beds at the Child and Adolescent Inpatient Mental Health services at Cherry Orchard Hospital in Ballyfermot.  The TD who represents the local catchment area around the Hospital said

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Dáil Prayer a Mockery of a Modern Society

                       Separate church and state- Establishment lagging behind public anger Solidarity- People Before Profit TDs Bríd Smith and Ruth Coppinger have said that they, and their colleagues, will not be standing for the Dáil prayer.

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