Tag: equality

Brid Smith TD speaks with Lilian McCarthy on the recent victory of Pensioners for Equality

I spoke with Lillian McCarthy, founder member of Pensioners for Equality. They scored a great victory by militant action, campaigning and protesting. Minister Doherty was forced to acknowledge the justice of their cause. True, back-money is being paid from last

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Brid Smith TD on youth discrimination in Social Welfare Bill 2017.

The State discriminates against youth in its implementation of Social Welfare payments. Food, transport, clothing all cost the same whether you are 20 or 30 years of age but those under 24 are expected to live on less. So much

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Brid Smith TD on Pensioners for Equality demo 29.11.17 at Dáil

Tonight protest about pensions inequality was spirited and fiery, despite the cold. Fair play to the Pensioners for Equality and watch this space!

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