Category: Policies

Refugees, assylum seekers and the Eighth Amendment

Brid Smith, Richard Boyd-Barret and Gino Kenny, the People Before Profit TDs, launched their poster (27.4.18) urging a YES vote in the Referendum on Repeal of the 8th amendment to the constitution. This video is of Brid explaining the implications

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Brid Smith TD in Dail on pensions issue

I’ve just finished speaking in Dail to the new Social Protection Minister. I spoke mostly on the pensions issue, and also about how unfair, and unproductive it is, to ignore tax cheats in the corporate sector, while hounding the poor.

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Brid Smith speaking in the Dail, July 5, on bin charges.

BIN CHARGES: ‘DIG DEEPER IN YOUR POCKET’…THE CHEEK OF THEM! I spoke in the Dail last night and reminded the Minister of the rotten history of these charges…privatisation, loss of waivers, increasing costs and illegal dumping, and crucially – the

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United Against Racism march and protest outside the European Commission Representation in Ireland in solidarity with refugees

Well done to all who marked World Refugee Day today. Refugees are welcome here! I will be questioning the Minister for Justice in the Dáil tomorrow on Ireland’s dreadful and inhumane treatment of asylum seekers and refugees in direct provision.

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Brid speaking on the disgraceful hike on bin charges

AAA-PBP submitted a motion today to reverse Bin Charge hikes and to reinstate waivers for low income families – both the bitter legacy of neo-liberal policies of successive Governments. Simon Coveney has since been back pedalling rapidly, talking of introducing

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Brid speaking at an end Direct Provision event in the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Kilmainham

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Brid on NewsTalk Breakfast’s “Political Panel”

Brid was on NewsTalk’s Breakfast show today discussing this “people’s convention” on access to abortion and the so-called “new politics” with Alan Kelly and Regina Doherty. You can hear it, on the political panel, here… http://www.newstalk.com/podcasts/Breakfast/Highlights_from_Newstalk_Breakfast/144323/What_You_Missed_Zappone_political_panel__Snowblow

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United Against Racism from Ireland to Greece

Brid at solidarity event in Dublin holding a Greek anti racist banner with Memet Uludag from the United Against Racism campaign and other activists.

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The private for profit model of childcare isn’t working

Questioning the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs in the Dáil on 9 June, Bríd highlights that the private for profit model of childcare is not working. Some of the poorest people spend up to 25% of their take home

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Brid Smith questioning the Taoiseach on Child Benefit being linked to school attendance

In the Dáil on 8 June, Brid asks the Taoiseach to clarify whether child benefit will be linked to school attendance, as set out in the Programme for Government.

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