Tag: Public Transport

A new report on DISABILITY AND ACCESS TO TRAVEL was discussed yesterday in the Dáil. A good report, with good ideas. Will it be matched by the government’s committment to equality for disabled people? Consider this: they are gung-ho on …

Bríd Smith TD on transport and disability report in the Dáil Read More »

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Yesterday 5 September myself and Cllr Hazel de Nortuin, met with the Deputy CEO of the National Transport Authority in Leinster House. His name is Hugh Creegan. We raised the issues that communities have presented to us on the problems …

BUS CONNECT PLAN – IMPORTANT UPDATE Read More »

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A lively protest today by residents of Drimnagh, Crumlin and Walkinstown at the BUS CONNECT plan for these communites. Brid is interviewed about why they are protesting

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BUS CONNECT will cause hardship for the most vulnerable in working class communities. That’s why we protested today, marching from Drimnagh to meet with Crumlin and Walkinstown communities, to the Ashleaf shopping centre, where the NTA were displaying their very …

Protesting BUS CONNECT plans for hardship in our communities Read More »

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  PRESS RELEASE – August 24, 2018 The review of Search and Rescue service, commissioned by Transport Minister Shane Ross in the wake of the R116 helicopter crash in April 2017, yet to be published, appears to indicate “serious confusion …

“SEARCH AND RESCUE REVIEW –  SERIOUS QUESTIONS REGARDING ROLE OF IRISH AVIATION AUTHORITY & CONFLICT OF INTEREST” Read More »

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Will the tendering process for bus services help move people out of cars and into public transport? And can the Minister for Transport ensure that the tendering process will not become a race to the bottom for workers in their …

Brid Smith TD on transport issues in Dáil Eireann. 22.11.17 Read More »

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RAIL WORKERS NEED A PAY RISE. I made this point to Minister Ross yesterday in the Dáil, on foot of his claim that ‘the country can’t afford it’. The Ministers are getting a pay rise on top of their 6 …

Brid Smith TD speaks on railworkers strike Dáil 8.11.17 Read More »

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Privatisation of our bus services! Despite Transport Minister Shane Ross’s waffle – this is what is happening on a gradual basis. 10% of Dublin Bus routes were put out to tender. Dublin Bus came in cheaper and better than ‘Go …

Privatisation of our bus services: a national disgrace! Read More »

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VARADKAR THE SNOB – NO UNDERSTANDING OF LIFE FOR ORDINARY PEOPLE. Brid made the point today in the Dáil that BUS EIREANN strikers face hardship, as do people depending on public transport, and hardship is nothing that Varadakar and his …

Brid Smith TD calls out Varadkar the snob, on public transport issue Read More »

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  PBP TDs Brid Smith, Richard Boyd Barrett, and Gino Kenny speaking in defence of Bus Eireann strikers in the Dail, April 4, 2017

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