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# brid-smith - Thursday 29 June, 2017

Brid Smith: 'I had an abortion... I've never felt ashamed about it'

The TD said she had a termination at the age of 23.

# brid-smith - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

Solidarity-PBP TDs refuse to stand for Dáil prayer and hold up 'separate Church and State' posters

Last week the Dáil voted to retain the Dáil prayer and also to add a 30 second moment of reflection.

# brid-smith - Tuesday 2 May, 2017

Two TDs say they will break Dáil rules and refuse to stand during the daily prayer

It’s proposed a 30-second moment of silence will take place after the daily prayer.

'I wouldn't be surprised if the majority of special Dáil committee are anti-choice' - Smith

Solidarity-PBP says a referendum on abortion should be held before the autumn.

# brid-smith - Thursday 23 March, 2017

'You're trying to shut down discussion': Dáil suspended after Bríd Smith raises Halawa case

The Ceann Comhairle said her contribution was not relevant to the current session.

# brid-smith - Thursday 9 March, 2017

Bill to change the penalty for an abortion to a €1 fine defeated by government

The government won the vote easily with a margin of over 50.

# brid-smith - Monday 6 March, 2017

'Get out of our lives': Call for abortion penalty to be reduced to €1 fine

A new bill aimed at decriminalising abortion in Ireland will be debated by the Dáil tomorrow.

# brid-smith - Sunday 5 February, 2017

FactCheck: Which public transport services get the most state funding?

AAA-PBP TD Brid Smith says the state gives more per journey to rail and tram services than it does to buses. We put her claim to the test.

# brid-smith - Thursday 27 October, 2016

Repeal the Eighth Bill blocked in the Dáil after government deal

Fine Gael, the Independent Alliance and independents in government took a unified approach to the issue.

# brid-smith - Monday 17 October, 2016

'Examining the dress code of other parliaments is ridiculous'

The dress attire of politicians in the Dáil was raised at a recent committee meeting.

# brid-smith - Sunday 16 October, 2016

FactCheck: How many workers are on the minimum wage?

FactCheck attempts to referee a post-Budget dispute between a Fine Gael Junior Minister and an AAA-PBP TD.

# brid-smith - Saturday 24 September, 2016

Cork family fighting for cannabis-based medicine for daughter with rare form of epilepsy

TDs will debate medicinal cannabis use in the near future.

# brid-smith - Sunday 24 July, 2016

'Ireland is behind the times': Should cannabis be legalised for medical use? Marijuana This post contains a poll

'Ireland is behind the times': Should cannabis be legalised for medical use?

This week, Bríd Smith tabled a Bill calling for the use of cannabis to be permitted for sufferers of illnesses such as Multiple Sclerosis and cancer.

# brid-smith - Thursday 30 June, 2016

# brid-smith - Sunday 5 June, 2016

FactCheck: Did Enda Kenny mislead the Dáil over the Eighth Amendment?

TheJournal.ie’s FactCheck looks into the Taoiseach’s controversial claim on a controversial issue, last week.

"It's a bear pit" - 100 days in, our newest TDs talk the hours, income, and oddities that come with Dáil life

There are a huge amount of first-time TDs in the 32nd Dáil. Here’s how they’ve been finding life in their new home.

# brid-smith - Thursday 2 June, 2016

No tender issued yet to seek company to set up Citizens' Assembly on Eighth Amendment

No move – despite the self-imposed August deadline of the government.

# brid-smith - Wednesday 11 May, 2016

Dublin community protests against racism following attack on Afghan family

Two men and a teenage boy were set upon by a gang of men and told to “go back to your own country” last week.

# brid-smith - Saturday 7 May, 2016

Leo: Social Protection not a demotion but "may well be a sideways move"

The new Minister for Social Protection came under some early opposition criticism today.

# brid-smith - Tuesday 1 March, 2016

"United, we'll never be defeated" - Bríd Smith finally triumphs in Dublin South Central

The battle between AAA-PBP’s Bríd Smith and Fianna Fáil’s Catherine Ardagh was finally settled this evening after a nerve-jangling day of waiting.

# brid-smith - Monday 29 February, 2016

RECOUNT RESULTS: But first the battle for Dublin South Central could end up in the courts

Brid Smith of the AAA-PBP and FF’s Catherine Ardagh are back around the table with the returning officer.

# brid-smith - Tuesday 3 March, 2015

# brid-smith - Monday 26 May, 2014

The gloves are off: Socialists slam Brid Smith for splitting Dublin vote

Socialist MEP Paul Murphy lost his seat tonight but told reporters we haven’t seen the last of him yet…

# brid-smith - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

‘People are raging’: Bríd Smith is capitalising on voter anger

The People Before Profit MEP candidate has said she is “as equally in contention” as anyone to take the third seat in Dublin.

# brid-smith - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

Premature erections and very white teeth: Here's how Election 2014 is shaping up in Dublin

It’s the most geographically coherent of all the constituencies but the battle for three seats is a competitive one.

# brid-smith - Monday 5 May, 2014

Candidates submit official complaints over RTÉ poll coverage

European elections candidate Bríd Smith believes that RTÉ “deliberately” cut her from a news report.

# brid-smith - Sunday 23 February, 2014

'I hate the viciousness of capitalism': People Before Profit hopeful on the need for an alternative

The self-proclaimed socialist says no one is representing the working-class people in Ireland or Europe.

# brid-smith - Monday 17 June, 2013

Boyd Barrett: Armed gardaí are accompanying protesters to G8 Summit

The People Before Profits TD is travelling to Fermanagh to take part in demonstrations.