We supported a proposed bill from SF bill that seeks to control the use of Quads and scramblers in public parks. There have been horroundous accidents, deaths and injuries from their uncontrolled use. I pointed out to Minister Ross that this issue mostly affects working class areas and I found both his and FF/FG opposition to it ironic; if wealthier areas suffered from this they would swing into action immediately!
RURAL IRELAND NEEDS MORE THAN THE DRINK-LINK. Brid spoke on the radio about this recently – Sean O Rourke, RTE, 11.5.18. This audio recording has some commentary.
‘Anti-cronyism’ Minister Shane Ross got HIS cronies to re-open Stepaside Garda station, while community policing for areas that need it, has been decimated. And that’s all he’s done – 4 national transport strikes? “not my problem”, says the transport minister; nor increasing emmissions from cars with its effect on #ClimateChange? These were points I made on the Late Debate on radio the other evening. The audio clip is here if you’re interested.
People Before Profit TD condemns cancellation for the third time of IALPA evidence to be heard at Transport Committee
Press Release- Bríd Smith TD, People Before Profit 05/12/2017
Failure to hear important evidence from pilots could have grave consequences- Bríd Smith TD
It is with dismay that Deputy Smith learned today from IALPA (Irish Airline Pilots Association) that tomorrow’s meeting of Transport Tourism and Sport Joint Oireachtas Committee on Working Hours for Pilots and Implications for Pilots Welfare has been cancelled for the third time.
Bríd Smith TD said, “This is a matter of grave public concern. The issue of airline and aviation safety needs to be examined and understood by the Oireachtas Committee. The cancellation without reason of this important meeting tomorrow morning could have grave consequences.
On February 9th 2009, there was a local meeting to discuss the cuts to Dublin Bus services in Ballyfermot. It was organised by Bríd Smith, a candidate for the People Before Profit Alliance in Ballyfermot/ Drimnagh area and local activist.
Brid speaks on bus cuts in Ballyfoermot 2009