Big Phil Hogan was put back in his box by thousands of us who protested, and won, over Water Charges. But we are still waiting for the promised referendum on putting into the Constitution, the commitment to keep our water out of private hands. And now we hear the public service workers involved in water services, 3,200 of them, who were transferred to Irish Water on the promise that they remain ‘public service’, are now faced with an attempt by Irish Water to go back on their word to them. This is not on. Neither is the delay on the referendum. I spoke about our #Right2Water issues, and the workers rights, today in the Dáil.

Brid Smith, Richard Boyd-Barret and Gino Kenny, the People Before Profit TDs, launched their poster urging a YES vote in the Referendum on Repeal of the 8th amendment to the constitution. This video is of Brid’s response to questions regarding UK abortion figures presented by the NO side

Brid Smith, Richard Boyd-Barret and Gino Kenny, the People Before Profit TDs, launched their poster urging a YES vote in the Referendum on Repeal of the 8th amendment to the constitution. This video is of Brid’s response to questions regarding confusion about the referendum question and the answers

Bríd Smith, Richard Boyd-Barret and Gino Kenny, the People Before Profit TDs, launched the PBP poster urging a YES vote in the Referendum on Repeal of the 8th amendment to the constitution. This video is of Brid’s opening remarks at the press conference in Buswell’s Hotel.

Brid Smith, Richard Boyd-Barret and Gino Kenny, the People Before Profit TDs, launched their poster urging a YES vote in the Referendum on Repeal of the 8th amendment to the constitution. This video is of Brid’s opening remarks at the press conference in Buswell’s Hotel.

The data commissioner met with the relevant Dáil committee and responded to questions put regarding data control issues in the light of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Bríd’s concern was the referendum on the 8th amendment – could it be manipulated by unscrupulous data handlers, still?’

An Nuacht. So we have the wording, lets finish the debate and put Repeal of the Eight to the people in good time.

REFERENDUM IN MAY – NOT JUNE! This is the point Bríd made to Varadkar this morning. Students, who were out in their thousands on Saturday last, demanding bodily autonomy MUST HAVE A VOTE. By June, many of the students will have left the country to get Summer work. Varadkar is slippery though – says May is his ‘preference’. Well then MAKE SURE IT HAPPENS, TAOISEACH! You’re the leader aren’t you?