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Refugees, assylum seekers and the Eighth Amendment

Brid Smith, Richard Boyd-Barret and Gino Kenny, the People Before Profit TDs, launched their poster (27.4.18) urging a YES vote in the Referendum on Repeal of the 8th amendment to the constitution. This video is of Brid explaining the implications

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Bríd speaks on ‘reforms’ for refugees and assylum seekers, Dáil 23.1.18

Imagine what it’s like to have to leave your home to avoid war, persecution or grinding poverty. You risk your life getting to safety; many of those with you are drowned, or captured and enslaved. Then you reach the ‘free

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Brid Smith TD: refugees and assylum seekers need and deserve our support.

END THE INHUMAN TREATMENT OF MIGRANTS! We discussed refugees, assylum seekers and related issues today in the Dáil. I referred to the misery endured by migrants in Ireland and globally, forced by war, famine and poverty to leave their homes;

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Brid Smith TD addresses the issue of Direct Provision for Assylum seekers

Assylum seekers have had a raw deal, many waiting up to 10 years or more in the miserable conditions of Direct Provision. So – welcome the news that the new judgement allows the right to right work. But will this

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Taoiseach defended murderous Libyan deal on refugees

Dr Conor Kenny from Sligo spoke on the radio May 9 th (Morning Ireland, RTE) about his experiences as a doctor (MSF) on board a refugee rescue ship in the Mediterranean. It was horrific. Too many people, too few boats,

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Brid Smith TD questions the Taoiseach on Libya and refugees

Brid slams our governments’ support for the strategy of the EU paying Libya to keep the refugees there, in the chaotic State of Libya, a place where they are in grave danger at the hands of unscrupulous war lords, rather

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Shameful record on refugess is slammed in the Dáil

Speaking to the Dáil, Bríd Smith TD outlined the record of our government. We promised to take 4,000 refugees, we agreed 500 under the Resettlement programme; so far we’ve taken 69 under the Relocation programme. 600 children alone, died so

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The EU helps create the refugee crisis – then blames the refugees!

Brid Smith TD slams the shameful record of the EU on the refugee crisis

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United Against Racism march and protest outside the European Commission Representation in Ireland in solidarity with refugees

Well done to all who marked World Refugee Day today. Refugees are welcome here! I will be questioning the Minister for Justice in the Dáil tomorrow on Ireland’s dreadful and inhumane treatment of asylum seekers and refugees in direct provision.

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Brid speaking at an end Direct Provision event in the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Kilmainham

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