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

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 and gas as “pure fantasy” based on “pretty flimsy economic grounds”.

The research explicitly excluded looking at any economic benefits of the ban while much of its figures are based on “what if” scenarios that speculate on some find in the future. Read more ›

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The start of the Abortion Committee debates

The committe stage, where we debate amendments to the proposed abortion legislation, is frustrating to say the least. Anti abortionists want to rehash the argument (that they spectacularly lost 2:1 in May). But its also frustrating when some amendments are ruled ‘in’, and others ‘out’ of order. Like one today, from Carol Nolan who wants to bill a woman for an abortion unless she’s dying. The other issue addressed in this video is criminality. 14 years for vasectomy? Of course not, so why would they even consider it for abortion. Criminality has no place in health legislation. We debated this at the Committee today.

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The debate on Abortion Legislation begins at committee stage

Quick update on ABORTION LEGISLATION. Good to be getting down to it, we fought long and hard enough.

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The debate on Abortion Legislation begins at committee stage

Quick update on ABORTION LEGISLATION. Good to be getting down to it, we fought long and hard enough.

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Bríd Smith TD debating on the Abortion Committee 6.11.18

The committe stage, where we debate amendments to the proposed abortion legislation, is frustrating to say the least. Anti abortionists want to rehash the argument (that they spectacularly lost 2:1 in May). But its also frustrating when some amendments are ruled ‘in’, and others ‘out’ of order. Like one today, from Carol Nolan who wants to bill a woman for an abortion unless she’s dying. The other issue addressed in this video is criminality. 14 years for vasectomy? Of course not, so why would they even consider it for abortion. Criminality has no place in health legislation. We debated this at the Committee today. 6.11.18

 

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Brid on Abortion legislation cmte 6.11.18

Debating guidelines vs legislation – progress is depressingly slow

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TD says comments from new Minister at Natural Resources  department show “utter disregard for facts on climate change”

Press Release 31.10.18

Brid Smith TD has described as extremely worrying comments from Sean Canney while addressing delegates at the Atlantic Ireland exploration conference in Dublin.

The Minister effectively pledged Government support for future exploration for gas and oil in Ireland. He criticised a proposed Bill from Brid Smith of People before Profit that would ban future licencing for exploration saying it would do nothing to reduce Irelands emissions.

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Bríd Smith TD – Late Debate radio 24.10.18

Brid’s contributions are covered in this radio clip; topics include Casey’s racism, the presidential debate, Born na Mona jobs and Brexit

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Brid Smith TD on European solidarity on The Late Debate, 24.10.18

Some parts of the Late Debate radio programme are streamed. This clip deals with European solidarity

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Brid Smith TD on ‘Plastics’ Bill in Dáil.

It speaks volumes, doesn’t it, when the new Minister for the Environment OPPOSES a Bill that seeks to ban the use of a type of plastic that serves little purpose other than to pollute (and to make profit of course). And as for the mafia-like ‘waste disposal’ outfits – where’s the controls on them? These were some of the points I made in the debate yesterday

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