Tag: Public Transport

Brid Smith TD speaks on railworkers strike Dáil 8.11.17

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

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Privatisation of our bus services: a national disgrace!

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

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

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

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PBP TDs defend Bus Eireann strikers in the Dail

  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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Shane Ross, Minister for Transport, washes his hands of transport strike

Brid calls for solidarity with Dublin Bus workers in the coming strike and questions how Minister for Transport, Shane Ross, can claim this has nothing to do with him!

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Brid Smith TD on Sean O Rourke programme discussing transport strikes

Recorded Feb 3, on RTE radio 1, Brid defends public transport and public transport workers and contrasts the subvention public services get vs private transport services

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Bríd demands Ross restores Bus Eireann subvention.

Speaking in the Dail this evening, Bríd demands Minister Shane Ross restores the subvention needed to maintain pubic transport services in Bus Eireann, congradulates the stance of the workers there and slates Fianna Fail for posing as the worker’s friend, while

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Bríd defends public transport and Bus Éireann workers on Vincent Brown programme

  As a former bus-worker herself, Brid understands and defends the rights of Bus Eireann workers while mounting a strong defence of public transport in general. Also on the programme (Jan 25, ’17) she rubbishes the government’s committment to rural

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People Before Profit TD calls on Bus Eireann to withdraw planned cuts. Proposed plan an attack on unionised workers and public services says Brid Smith TD. Free travel scheme and public transport must be defended.

  Brid Smith TD has called for Ray Hernan, acting CEO of Bus Eireann to withdraw what she described as “outrageous attacks on Bus Eireann workers and outright falsehoods been peddled in the media by the company”. The TD was

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Bríd on the role of private operators during the recent bus strike

Bríd Smith TD raised issues regarding private operators during the strike by Dublin bus and also the role of private companies tracking employee sick-leave

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