On the Late Debate radio programme (live streamed) Brid challenged the statements to the effect that the proposed LNGs (Liquid National Gas) hubs would not contain fracked gas.
Brid spoke on the radio programme The Late Debate, 4.10.19 though it is also live-streamed (with results of varying quality). The clips here are mostly climate related issues, including ‘Just Transition’ for workers.
Some of Brid’s contributions here include her comments on Phil Hogan, Brexhit, FF/FG similarities, women and the North.
An 8 story hotel in the middle of the Liberties is not on! This is the 3rd week we have protested; we are with residents, local historians, and supporters. The weather was atrocious! A sequel to this little video shows what happens when we go to another local scandal – the Iveagh Market.
Last Saturday – March 2- we protested about insensitive, inapropriate developement in the Dublin’s Liberties. First we were at Vicar Street where an 8 story hotel is proposed; then we marched to the Iveagh Market, sold for £1 to a developer who has left it lie in derelict since. Some very moving testimony from residents and ex residents of the area.
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 March only,but they won their main demand – that years spent as carers would be included in their penion calculation – and they’re not done yet !! Well done to Lillian and her fellow campaigners.
Brid Smith TD speaking at Extinction Rebellion ‘Funeral for the Future’ protest Dublin March 3, 2019
Extinction Rebellion Ireland, to mark International Wildlife Day, organised an event at which I was honoured to speak.
The Bill that would prevent further fossil fuel exploration off our coast has been put into ‘limbo’ by a clique that includes Michael Lowry and Michael McDowell. Evidence of the hypocrasy of a governement that claims to care about the environment. We protested outside the Dáil today – 19.2.19.
Brid holds her own, despite often hostile opposition on a variety of topics – The National Children’s Hospital scandal, the nurses dispute, government housing and tax policies, and racist activity in Roosky
On The Late Debate radio programme Bríd speaks about the nurses strike and about Brexit