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Bríd Smith TD speaks to Solidarity/PBP motion regarding the nurses in Dáil

Solidarity / PBP put a motion to the Dail today regarding the nurses dispute and other health care professionals. Whatever the outcome, and the decision is theirs alone, this Dáil should understand that the issues that drove the nurses to

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Bríd on The Tonight Show, 12.2.19.

Brid holds her own, despite often hostile opposition on a variety of topics – The National Children’s Hospital scandal, the nurses dispute, government housing and tax policies, and racist activity in Roosky

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Bríd Smith TD on The Week in Politics, RTE 1, 10.2.19

Clips here from Brid’s contribution on the topics of the National Children’s Hospital scandal, the nurses strike, the border after brexit and directly elected mayors.

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Bríd slams Varadkar over nurses strike

How dare Varadkar try to bully the nurses over Brexit, as though the mess were their fault. And how dare the spin machine make out nurses are greedy. A staff nurse starts at €29k and it takes 15 years before

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Bríd Smith TD on Sean O Rourke’s radio programme 25.1.19

Bríd addressed various issues on this popular radio programme; this is a recording of her comments on Brexhi and the border, the new children’s hospital overspend, the forthcoming nurses strike, and outsourcing women’s health care

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Bríd Smith TD says PAY THE NURSES

I spoke in the Dáil today on the nurses strike. In the gallery were nurses, student nurses and their union reps. Shamefully, Minister Donohue saw fit not to attend and Minister Harris left early. Shame on them. There is a

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Bríd interviewed for the Week in Politics, RTE programme, about the nurses strike

Bríd was interviewed by Joe McGrail for the Week in Politics, RTE 13.1.19. regarding the nurses strike, just before she and People Before Profit members went canvassing for support for the coming industrial action by PNA and INMO members.  

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Bríd Smith TD compares paying the bondholders to paying nurses in the Dáil. 19.12.18

The government say they can’t pay the nurses pay claim – it would cost to much. Well they paid €300 million to unsecured junior bondholders; in the budget they gave €64million to the horse racing ‘industry’. Combined, this would pay

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Bríd supports forthcoming nurses strike – explains why their cause is just

The Minister says he must respect the Public Sector Pay Agreement and can’t support the nurses threatened strike for pay. But since that agreement was signed, rents have increased, childcare has increased, fuel has increased and nurses’ (and others) pay

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Brid Smith TD queries ongoing staff shortages at Linn Dara, Dáil 28.9.17

6 SUICIDES, MOSTLY YOUNG WOMEN. That’s the shocking record over the Summer in the area served by Linn Dara mental health facility. And yet beds are closed in it. Why? Becuase they can’t get enough nurses. Why? Becuase they won’t

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