Tag: Social Protection

Brid Smíth TD debates bogus self-employment in the Dail 8.11.18

I sit on the Dáil committee for Social Protection. Today we queried Department officials, and got less than satisfactory answers, on BOGUS SELF-EMPLOYMENT. It’s basically a scam that lets the actual employer off the hook of responsibility to their workers

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Social Protection Dáil committee pre-budget debate 25.9.18

I put a number of questions to the Minister for Social Protection at Dáil committee. The discussion was about the forthcoming budget. I asked her about pensions, and when pensioners that had been discriminated against could expect the back-money owed

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Bríd questions use of private for-profit agencies, to administer welfare.

PRIVATISED WELFARE. That’s more or less what the Dept of Social Protection did with dole and ‘job activation schemes’. A bit like the film “I Daniel Blake”. And this heartless and inhumane privatised system was warmly welcomed by our firends

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Brid Smith TD on Pat Kenny TV prgramme 4.10.17: Clip 4

This is the fourth of a series of 4 clips from the programme that also included on the panel Social Protection Minister Regina Doherty, and Brendan Burgess – right-wing accountant. The theme was ‘Are social welfare payments too high’?

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Brid Smith TD on Pat Kenny TV prgramme 4.10.17: Clip 3

This is the third of a series of 4 clips from the programme that also included on the panel Social Protection Minister Regina Doherty, and Brendan Burgess – right-wing accountant. The theme was ‘Are social welfare payments too high’?

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Brid Smith TD on Pat Kenny TV prgramme 4.10.17: Clip 1

This is the first of a series of 4 clips from the programme that also included on the panel Social Protection Minister Regina Doherty, and Brendan Burgess – right-wing accountant. The theme was ‘Are social welfare payments too high’?

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