Tag: climate change

Brid Smith TD on DriveTime radio 13.11.17 re COP23 environment conference

I spoke on Drivetime (RTE) radio today – 13.11.17 about the #environmental conferance I was at in Germany called COP23 BONN.(The audio clip here is the recording; the pics are from Bonn). I made the point that to tackle #climatechange

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People Before Profit congratulate Citizens’ Assembly recommendations on Climate Change

“Government can no longer remain inactive on climate,” says Brid Smith TD Brid Smith TD, who is on the Dail committee that deals with Climate and the Environment, has warmly welcomed the work of the Citizens’ Assembly on Climate Action.

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Brid Smith TD on Environment commtte, 5.10.17

Bríd asked the Minister WHY NOT LEAVE IT IN THE GROUND? It was so sneaky; just after the Dáil rose for the Summer he granted a license for oil and gas exploration at sea, to a company owned by O’Reilly

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No to Fracking! Leave it in the Ground.

Brid Smith TD reports from her committee meeting earlier:  “I’m deeply suspicious about the report on fracking as presented this evening by the EPA and CDM – a company themselves engaged in fracking – to an Oireachteas committee that I’m

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Bad harvests show up FF & FG hypocrisy in rural communities

In Dail Eireann, Bríd spoke up not only for tillage farmers but against the decades of neglect and continued undermining of rural communities – eg post office closures and transport cuts. More recently the threat posed by banks and ‘vulutre

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Real risks ignored in National Plan

Brid questioned the Taoiseach about some real risks ignored in the Draft National Risks Assessment Plan, especially in the light of Trump’s election. She focusses on two issues, climate change and multinational corporations and argues that we greatly underestimate the

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What price climate control? – show us the money!

Brid questions Minister 26 Oct, 2016, about costing, funding and contradictory plans to meet our committments regarding climate change  

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Bríd on the role of private operators during the recent bus strike

Bríd Smith TD raised issues regarding private operators during the strike by Dublin bus and also the role of private companies tracking employee sick-leave

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Calling all Environmentalists!

While disappointed that my amendments didn’t succeed in changing the new Energy Bill, I am happy that we made some progress on challenging the corporate bias in state agencies like the SEAI (Sustainable energy Agency). The new bill states that

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