Bríd Smith TD slams Minister over homelessness

The march by thousands of people through Dublin today (5.11.19) was a moving and powerful experience. Lets hope this is the start of a movement that will punish the landlord parties and see in real housing reform.

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Bríd makes a plea for Bingo players

The “Bingo Bill” will reduce prize money to 50% of the takings of the game. Bingo players are not happy, and I’m on their side. Of all the things that need doing in the country, they waste time on trying to do down a pastime enjoyed by ordinary people, mostly women. If you agree Save Our Bingo have called a protest at the Dáil tomorrow at 10.30am.




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Bríd Smith TD speaking on LNGs in Dáil Éireann

Bríd Smith TD calling on the minister to ban the importation of fracked US gas through the proposed Shannon and Cork LNG terminals


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Brid speaks in support of Farmers protest in Dáil.

The big ranchers and beef Barons like Larry Goodman are doing down the family farm and those dependent on it. Great to see these small to medium farmers standing up against the big bosses of Agri business, through their own grassroots organisation. Get up the yard!


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Bríd on The Tonight Show 21.11.19

Topics covered include climate issues and discussion on racism and refugees.


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Bríd Smith TD challenges IWA CEO over Cuisle holiday venue

Wheelchair users and their carers demonstrated outside the Dáil last week to keep CUISLE open. Its where the wheelchair users go on holidays, and they love it because of kind staff and that they can be together. €1.5 is needed to refurbish Cuisle, but the Minister won’t cough up. He says they can use hotels instead. Disappointing that the CEO of the Irish Wheelchair Association seemed to me, to lack a willingness to fight for the IWA members preference for Cuisle, indeed, not to have assessed their preferences properly, and to glorify hotels instead. Here’s our exchange at the Health committee today.

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Bríd Smith TD discusses BNM Just Transition with ICTU

On the Climate Action Committee, Just Transition for Bord na Mona workers was discussed by unions representing the workers and company and government representatives. This is the exchange between Brid and Patricia King of the ICTU

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Brid Smith TD confronts Bord na Móna boss over Just Transition for the workforce

The government claims it is committed to Just Transition for Bord na Móna workers. So does Tom Donnellan, new CEO of BNM. So why won’t he attend the Workplace Relations Commission to resolve outstanding issues, and why doesn’t the Minister instruct him to? I challenged him at the Climate Action Committee today.

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Bríd Smith TD on RTE News 19.11.19

There are few things that make me as angry as bullying. The powerful bullying the weak. Fine Gaelers blaming, and bullying, refugees. And why? to distract from their own mis-rule. Low-life. RTE news tonight had this following clip.



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Bríd Smith TD slams Verona Murphy and FG for racism

They failed us on housing. They failed us on health..on childcare…on every issue that matters. So who do they blame? Refugees of course!! The most unfortunate of people, made scapegoats by the morally and socially bankrupt politicians of FG. Verona Murphy is deplorable, but that Varadkar fails to stand her down, speaks volumes. Shame on them all.


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