Brid Smith TD challenges the Minister over ‘slash and burn’ approach to Heritiage

THEY TRY TO DEVIDE US, rural and urban, but the environment is EVERYONE’S concern. If the government restored the cuts they made to local authorities they would, for a change, do the right thing and help both the people and the environment, wherever they live, instead of the dreadful ‘slash and burn’ approach they take to our natural heritage.

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TD calls on government to postpone appointment of Drew Harris as Garda Commissioner 

Serious questions raised on Harris’ actions in several high profile cases whilst in the PSNI
Press Release
People before Profit TD Brid Smith called on Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan to postpone the appointment of Drew Harris as Garda Commissioner until serious questions on his role in a number of high profile cases in the North are answered.
Deputy Smith told the Dail today that Stephen Travers, the only survivor of the Miami Showband massacre, and Eugene Reavey, whose three brothers were also killed by the so called Glenane gang, were in the Dail to listen to the debate. “They desperately want the minister to postpone the appointment until Drew Harris answers questions they have in relation to the murder of their loved ones and the allegations of state collusion in them” said deputy Smith.
The TD also invited the Justice Minister and Drew Harris to meet with survivors and relatives at an event to commemorate the 43rd anniversary of the show band massacre later this month.

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Bríd Smith TD challenges education minister on De La Salle schools in Ballyfermot

Ballyfermot is one example. The ‘brothers’ are closing a huge school to sell off the property. The area needs ‘Educate Together’ and Gael Scoil facilities. Why not take the schools and land that the State is owed by the De Le Salle brothers into State ownership?

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TD slams the appointment of Drew Harris as Garda Commissioner

It was my privelege to welcome the sole survivor of the MIAMI MASSACRE, and others seeking justice in Northern Ireland, to the Dáil gallery this afternoon. The appointment of Drew Harris as the new Garda Commissioner down here, is a ‘knife in their back’. I explain why I said this in this video clip.

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Climate Emergency Bill to be scrutinised at committee today

Historic Opportunity for Dáil to take lead on fighting climate change

The Oireachtas Committee on Communications Climate Action and Environment will today scrutinise the Petroleum and Other Minerals Development (Amendment) (Climate Emergency Measures) Bill 2018 at 3pm.

The Bill brought forward by People Before Profit TD Bríd Smith would ban the issuing of any licences for fossil fuel exploration whilst levels of carbon dioxide is above 350 parts per million (it is currently at 411 parts per million).

The Committee over two sittings today and on the 10th of July will hear testimony from Officials from the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Irish Operators Offshore Association, IBEC, Dr Amanda Slevin- Queen’s University and Emeritus Professor John Sweeney. Read more ›

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Brid Smith TD speaking on her CLIMATE EMERGENCY BILL, RTE radio 1

I was interviewed this morning on RTE’s This Week radio show (Sunday July 1, 18). David Horgan of Petrel Resources spoke in favour of more exploration for fossil fuels – I spoke against. This followed a lovely morning on the Bull Wall with environmentalists urging that for gas and oil, we must KEEP IT IN THE GROUND

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People Before Profit and climate campaigners call for cross party support of Climate Emergency Bill at banner drop in Dublin

Press Release- Bríd Smith TD, People Before Profit       01/07/2018

Bill will be scrutinised at the Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment on Tuesday

Bill would ban the issuing of new licences for fossil fuel exploration

People Before Profit TD Bríd Smith has called on the parties in the Dáil to support her Petroleum and Other Minerals Development (Amendment) (Climate Emergency Measures) Bill 2018 as it goes to committee stage this Tuesday.

The TD was speaking at a ‘Keep it in the Ground’ banner drop at the Wooden Bridge on Bull Island.

People Before Profit we joined by climate campaigners Not Here, Not Anywhere and Stop Climate Chaos at the unveiling of the banner. Read more ›

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Bríd Smith TD queries obstructive policies for returning migrants

You’d think the government would WELCOME HOME OUR MIGRANTS with open arms, wouldn’t you? There are labour shortages, these people have much needed skills etc. Yet they are obstructed, rather than facilitated at every hands turn. This is a clip from a Dáil committee discussing this.


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Bríd speaking about the Lowry judgement on Newstalk morning radio show

Bríd spoke on Newstalk radio this morning about the Lowry case. This is the audio clip. One law for the rich…one law for poor….

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Brid Smith TD tackles the Taoiseach on FEMPI



So Leo reckons we’re on target for recovery, equality and all that good stuff…. Unless of course you’re a public sector worker still being screwed by FEMPI. Teachers, nurses, people doing the most important work in our society, just don’t seem to count for him!

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