Tag: pensions

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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Bríd speaks on pensions inequality in the Dáil 18.10.17

JOAN BURTON PULLED THE TRIGGER, BUT FIANNA FAIL LOADED THE GUN. The target was pensioners, women pensioners in particular. And now FF have the brass neck to pretend they care about the fact that thousands of mostly women, recently retired

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Brid Smith TD on Sean O Rourke radio programme, 13.10.17. clip 2

WOMEN PENSIONERS DONE DOWN. New Social Protection laws brought in in 2012, mean that many women pensioners will be down in their money by as much as €30 per week. The government said they recognised this as ‘bonkers’, they knew

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Bríd Smith TD on the Tonight Show, TV3, 11.10.17

DESCRIMINATION AGAINST PENSIONERS – MOSTLY WOMEN PENSIONERS – A DISGRACE. I was on the Tonight Show a few days ago. Its amazing how despite the government agreeing that it’s ‘bonkers’ that 23,000 pensioners loose up to €30 per week due

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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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