Historic underfunding of water system by successive governments reason for current infrastructure crisis
Historic underfunding of water system by successive Fine Gael and Fianna Fail governments are the reasons for current infrastructure crisis. People Before Profit have outlined a number of measures that could be used to pay for water infrastructure upgrades and water services.
People Before Profit TD and spokesperson on water, Bríd Smith, has said that the blame for the crumbling nature of Ireland’s water infrastructure is down to historic underfunding by successive Fine Gael and Fianna Fail governments.The TD for Dublin South Central made her comments in the wake of the burst pipe in Drogheda which has cut of water to thousands of people in Louth and Meath East.
Bin charges set to soar in the great bin rip off
New charges proposal a “blank cheque” for waste companies to boost profits
People Before Profit TD, Bríd Smith, has said that the recent announcement that the government are set to ban flat bin charges fees will see a massive rise in charges.
According to the People Before Profit TD, the proposed changes are purely devised to facilitate the profiteering of the waste collection industry.
Previously in the Dáíl, Deputy Smith likened the waste collection industry as something akin to the Sopranos.Read more »
Brid insisted on revisiting this issue because many pensioners, most of them women, stand to loose about 30 Euros per week in pension entitlements if the government is let get away with their plan to discriminate on an planned ‘ageist’ basis. She gave notice of her intention to mount a serious campaign nationally, on this issue, having been previously ruled out of order because to address the inequality would incur a cost to the State!
Bríd challenges the Taoiseach to support the principle of equality – equal pay for equal work – a key demand of the ASTI dispute
A livley protest outside the Dail today by young nurse who’s just demands must be met immediately!
Click on the link above to hear Bríd Smith TD argue on Claire Byrne’s radio show, Saturday Sept 17th, that left independents must not sell out on left principles. She goes on to defend Dublin Bus workers and demands Shane Ross ‘gets his finger out – let alone get the cheque book out’.
Bríd Smith TD, on Prime Time last night, called out the political establishment on NAMA, describing it as a mechanism for “..offloading private debt onto public shoulders”
With homelessness at record levels all the government plans are about is helping rich developers get richer. Shame on them!