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Bríd Smith TD and IFPA on Joint Committee for Repeal 8th amendment

I sit on the Joint committee for Repeal of the 8th amendment. Dr Caitriona Henchion, from the IFPA was like a breath of fresh air. It was very helpful to put questions to her about the socio-economic factors surrounding abortion

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Bríd Smith TD introduces Climate Emergency Measures Bill 2017

This Bill is designed to prevent the further issue of licenses for oil & gas exploration. Fossil fuels are the major contributors to global warming. LEAVE IT IN THE GROUND has to be the approach to prevent further catastrophic damage

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Brid Smith TD speaking on the eve of the launch of Climate Emergency Bill 2017

Brid reflects on her experience of the COP23 meeting in Bonn, addressing the issue of climate change

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Brid Smith TD on radio’s ‘Late Debate’ programme re Poppy & rememberence

VARADKAR’S SHAMROCK POPPY puts him alongside other war-mongering ‘patriots’ like Blair and Thatcher. The claim is it honours a noble sacrifice. I expressed my views on THE LATE DEBATE on radio the other evening (10.11.17) – here’s a brief clip:

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Brid Smith TD speaks in the Dail 9.11.17 regarding National Mitigation Plan on Climate Action

I AM ASHAMED of the record we have on climate change and mortified that I will be representing Ireland at European level in Bonn this weekend on this issue. We have failed shamefully, even in our limited committments to honor

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Brid Smith TD on Joint committee to consider Repeal 8th amendment

Bríd is on the Dáil committee to consider the findings of the Citizen’s Assembley regarding REPEAL 8TH AMENDMENT. Dr Anthony McCarthy, a very clear and experienced psychiatrist working in maternity care responded to her questions and showed that the resources

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Bríd Smith TD speaking at the closing stages of Water Charges Bill, 8.11.2017

The WATER SERVICES BILL 2017 was discussed today in the Dáil. Shamefully it will be passed by FF,FG, LP and the ‘Independants’. It will leave the door open to future attempts to charges and privatisation. But if that happens PEOPLE

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Brid Smith TD speaks on railworkers strike Dáil 8.11.17

RAIL WORKERS NEED A PAY RISE. I made this point to Minister Ross yesterday in the Dáil, on foot of his claim that ‘the country can’t afford it’. The Ministers are getting a pay rise on top of their 6

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JAIL THE BANKERS! radio clip from Claire Byrne’s programme 28.10.17

JAIL THE BANKERS! Why aren’t criminal proceedings being taken against the robber-bankers? This is the point I made on Claire Byrne’s Saturday show yesterday.

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More on the robber bankers: radio clip from Claire Byrne’s programme 28.10.17

MORE ON THE ROBBER-BANKERS: On Claire Byrne’s radio programme yesterday I make the point that light touch regulation let them away with robbery-literally. Michael O’Regan, of The Irish Times, reminded us about the relationships between bankers and senior politicians. Last

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