Everyone agrees Post Offices are very important to their communities, so why are their numbers allowed to decline? #Chapelizod PO is a case in point. A village with elderly long-time residents, and a new population of young families soon to arrive with a new social housing estate, nearly completed. Both kinds of residents, and others, need their post office. Our govt could follow a model that values the post office network, but they refuse to do so because they favour neo-liberal policies over public services. Shameful. And damaging to the life of our communities.7.7.21

I had the privelege of moving this bill. We want worker’s rights protected in projects that are funded by public money. Very often the state colludes deliberately or by accidently, in doing workers down. It does this by awarding contracts to firms that treat their employees shamefully, or who sub-contract to others to do so. The State must end this practice, which only fuels the ‘race to the bottom’ for workers.

Cllr Brid Smith proudly marches with national demonstartion of Fire Fighters to help same ambulance services