Tag: pensions

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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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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Brid Smith TD in Dail on pensions issue

I’ve just finished speaking in Dail to the new Social Protection Minister. I spoke mostly on the pensions issue, and also about how unfair, and unproductive it is, to ignore tax cheats in the corporate sector, while hounding the poor.

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Brid Smith TD: demanding justice for women pensioners. Dáil July 5.17

I raised the issue of pension equality today in the Dáil. If the issue is not adequately and speedily addressed, there are many, many women in this country who are prepared to take to the streets and the government knows

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Brid Smith TD seeks answers on when pensions cuts might be reversed

Brid looked for clarity on when cuts to public sector pensions would be reversed. She got ‘minister-speak’ as an answer. Must be how you get to be a Minister – learn how to speak for ages and say nothing.

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Brid challenges Táiniste on widening gender gap

Published on 24 Feb 2017 In the Dáil yesterday Brid Smith TD pointed out the widening gender gap – women are earning less and getting less in pensions than they were, compared with men. She linked this to the struggle

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Serious amendment needed for Pensions Bill 2017

Brid outlines the history of pension rip-offs that have occurred – “an avalanche” of companies, household names, that effectively engage in theft from their employees, from Dennis O Brien’s Independent News & Media to Arnotts, and argues the the Bill

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Brid Smith TD speaking in the Dail on pension rights

Brid attacks the State for penalising pensioners, in particular female pensioners, and refers to the way in which greed trumped need in the way Independent News & Media responded to ‘their’ pensioners.

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