Tag: Social Welfare

Bríd Smith TD speaks on Coronavirus in Dáil March 5, 2020

Brid outlines shortcomings of government response to Coronavirus, and expresses disquiet about the implications of ‘intellectual property rights’ on treatment.  

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Bríd Smith TD on the Tonight Show 8.1.20 (part 1)

clips of Brid’s take on the Public Services Card (the Big Brother card?), and aspects of Fine Gael’s legacy and relationship to Fianna Fail.  

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Brid Smith TD speaks with Lilian McCarthy on the recent victory of Pensioners for Equality

I spoke with Lillian McCarthy, founder member of Pensioners for Equality. They scored a great victory by militant action, campaigning and protesting. Minister Doherty was forced to acknowledge the justice of their cause. True, back-money is being paid from last

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Bríd challenges Minister on JobPath – a waste of public funds on a shameful scam.

MORE PUBLIC MONEY WASTED. That’s Minister Doherty’s plan for JOBPATH and the unemployed. She intends renewing the multi million Euro contracts with dodgy companies who got the ‘gig’ last time – private businesses contracted for ‘job activation’ schemes that “patronised..manipulated

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Brid Smith TD speaking on Jobpath in Dáil Éireann

Jobpath is about humiliating and punishing the unemployed, not helping. We are paying private companies millions a year to hound the unemployed into now paying precarious jobs with litle security. The scandal should end now.

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Bríd Smith TD at Dail committee on the scam of JOBPATH. 17.1.19

JOBPATH IS AN ABUSIVE RIP-OFF. As a private company it’s given public money for thwarting the lives of people looking for work. I had the opportunity to question witnesses at a Dáil committee reviewing an investigation of Jobpath and it

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Brid Smith TD challenges Minister on carers’ allowance and Jobpath scheme

Before Xmas I queried the Minister about the numbers of people refused carers’ allowance initially, who are then forced to appeal (which takes months) before being accepted. I also asked about the dramatic rise in the numbers of people penalised

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LOOKING AFTER EARLY RISERS?

An ERSI report shows that this govt looks after the top earners – not the ‘early risers’ nor the ‘squeezed middle’! Figures show that the last budget left average households WORSE off than before. Lower income housholds lost most. And

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Brid Smith TD in Dáil; discussing Social Welfare Bill, 2017.Pensions inequality

SOCIAL WELFARE BILL 2017 was discussed again in the Dáil today. Gross inequalities in pensions cost some pensioners, mainly women, up to €35 a week; this is as a result of new rules brought in in 2012 by Joan Burton.

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Brid Smith TD responding on pensions inequality issue in Social Welfare Bill

This is the second time I spoke on pensions yesterday (6.12.17) in the Dáil debate on the Social Welfare Bill 2017. We have been promised a report on pensions inequality for the last 9 months and still waiting. Pensioners for

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