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Bríd defends retired civil and public service pensioners’ rights

We all heard about GOLD-PLATED PENSIONS. The impression given was that public service employees were being too well ‘looked after’. The truth is that only very senior civil and public servants (and politicians) got fat pensions – the remainder of

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Bríd Smith TD champions the rights of retired Semi- state and State workers

Public Sector and Semi-state pensioners are being done down by the government, and lack a mechanism whereby their grievances can be addressed. Brid addresses a protest outside Dail Eireann, Oct 2019 called by the retirees. SHOW MORE

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Bríd Smith TD accuses Irish Life of a ‘money grab’.

The company are doing down the workers on their pensions. Brid asked why will the government not defend them

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Bríd demands Taoiseach guarantees extra fuel allowance for vulnerable people

NO MORE MR NICE GUY! Leo’s mask slipped today when pressed over the issue of helping the vulnerable to avoid freezing! I asked him to guarantee fuel for those most in need, in the face of the big freeze –

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Bríd defends worker’s pensions rights in Dáil Éireann

HOW DARE THEY! The reckless treatment of worker’s pensions schemes means that those like Irish Life workers like are thrown to the wolves. And yet the government sits on its hands. When the bankers needed bailing out they changed the

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Late Debate, RTE radio 1, 23.1.18. Bríd speaks on pensioner’s rights

A shout out to Pensioners for Equality! I tried to get my ‘spoke’ in the other night on the Late Debate on radio, not least because Joan Burton was on as well. Didn’t get much time but tried my best –

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Bríd questions Minister Doherty on pensions rip-off, Dáil 17.1.18

A change in the rules in 2012, means that many pensioners, most of them women, are being cheated by as much as €35 per week in the pension entitlements. I questioned Minister Doherty about this in the Dáil, 17.1.18.

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Brid Smith TD in Dáil; discussing Social Welfare Bill, 2017.Pensions inequality

SOCIAL WELFARE BILL 2017 was discussed again in the Dáil today. Gross inequalities in pensions cost some pensioners, mainly women, up to €35 a week; this is as a result of new rules brought in in 2012 by Joan Burton.

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Brid Smith TD responding on pensions inequality issue in Social Welfare Bill

This is the second time I spoke on pensions yesterday (6.12.17) in the Dáil debate on the Social Welfare Bill 2017. We have been promised a report on pensions inequality for the last 9 months and still waiting. Pensioners for

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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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