Thousands of people can’t afford to heat their homes and can’t afford proper home insulation. Many fail, by one or two euros, the means-tested schemes to alleviate this distress. Bríd challenges the Minister over this.

Varadkar, fresh from his UN Climate gig in New York, is forging ahead with plans to import fracked gas as LNG (liguified natural gas), poisonous to bio-sphere and humankind (but very profitable!). I pushed for a Dáil discussion, at the very least, on this before it went through. Today we had that discussion – this is what myself and Richard Boyd-Barret had to say

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.

CLIMATE HYPOCRITE! Varadkar boasts in New York how he’s against oil exploration, but is ok with gas exploration. But you don’t get one without the other! He’s ‘spinning’ climate abuse! And at the same time he welcomes importing FRACKED GAS – viciously poisonous to the environment. I discussed this on The Late Debate the other evening (this is an audio clip from the show)


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.


FRACKED GAS (LNGs) poisons ground and water in the USA and the bio-sphere of our planet. Our government wants to sign off on importing LNGs here without discussion in the Dáil; I ‘kicked-up’ and called for a vote. The video here records the row. Note this and remember it: FIANNA FAIL AND FINE GAEL BOTH VOTED FOR FRACKED GAS


“It’s the rich gets the gravy, it’s the poor that gets the blame”. So says the old song. It could have been written about the government’s Climate Action Plan. They blame us for pollution and prepare the way for the rich corporations to make a killing, privatising our natural resources of wind, solar and wave power. Bríd explained in the Dáil today how they go about this.