Category: Policies

Media Release- Bríd Smith TD, People Before Profit, 06/11/2018 Bills benefits would far outweigh any costs says Brid Smith TD People Before Profit TD Bríd Smith has labelled an Oireachtas report on the proposed bill to ban exploration for oil …

TD claims estimate of costs of ban on fossil fuels “pure fantasy” Read More »

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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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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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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 …

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

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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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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 …

Brid speaking on the disgraceful hike on bin charges Read More »

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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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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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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 …

The private for profit model of childcare isn’t working Read More »

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