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
I welcome the move to define what ‘family’ means for refugees, and I welcome refugees and their families – just as the Irish needed a ‘welcome’ in our darkest days. And I condemn the actions of fascist sympathisers outside the gates of the Dáil as we speak, the ‘Irexit’ bullies who assembled to ‘do down’ these vulnerable people.
Brid’s contributions are covered in this radio clip; topics include Casey’s racism, the presidential debate, Born na Mona jobs and Brexit
Some parts of the Late Debate radio programme are streamed. This clip deals with European solidarity
Great photos of Sunday’s Street Feast at IMMA with End Direct Provision Dublin, where we enjoyed food prepared by residents from Direct Provision centres. People living in Direct Provision do not have their own kitchen or table to participate in Street Feast, like other Irish communities. This event aimed to change this for the day and to allow the discussion about ending Direct Provision to continue. Great food cooked by people not allowed to cook for their kids! Photos by Ruth Medjber (Ruthless Imagery Photography) #ENDDP
Brid Smith TD speaking at Unitied Against Racism meeting in the Teachers’ Club, June 9, 2016.
Brid Smith TD was one of a number of speakers at a rally to condemn the violent attack on a local Afghani family, and to show solidarity with them
People Before Profit condemn racist attack on Afghan family in Marley Park
In a statement, Bríd Smith TD of People Before Profit has condemned in the strongest possible terms the ‘disgusting and disgraceful’ racist attack that was committed against an Afghan family from Rathfarnham in Marley Park, Dublin on Thursday 5 May. Reports say that the attack was committed by a gang of five men.