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# brid-smith - Thursday 3 December, 2020

Government voting against motion to pay student nurses described as 'betrayal'
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Government voting against motion to pay student nurses described as 'betrayal'

Dec 3rd 2020, 8:56 AM 68,745 Views 167 Comments

The Solidarity-People Before Profit (PBP) motion was defeated by 77 votes to 72.

# brid-smith - Wednesday 25 November, 2020

Nearly 800 contract tracers now on the books, but concerns raised about redeployment of specialist health workers
# Track And Trace
# Track And Trace

Nearly 800 contract tracers now on the books, but concerns raised about redeployment of specialist health workers

Nov 25th 2020, 7:24 PM 18,236 Views 6 Comments

There are thousands of children waiting for services such as speech and language therapy, the Dáil heard.

# brid-smith - Sunday 22 November, 2020

People Before Profit TDs to move impeachment motion against Seámus Woulfe
# Golfgate
# Golfgate

People Before Profit TDs to move impeachment motion against Seámus Woulfe

Nov 22nd 2020, 1:29 PM 33,215 Views 55 Comments

The judge would only be removed if both the Dáil and Seanad supported such a motion.

# brid-smith - Sunday 2 August, 2020

Less than one in 10 who appealed the cut in their Pandemic Unemployment Payment have had it restored
# PUP
# PUP

Less than one in 10 who appealed the cut in their Pandemic Unemployment Payment have had it restored

Aug 2nd 2020, 8:00 AM 47,508 Views 41 Comments

Around 10,000 people appealed after having their PUP reduced from €350 to €203 a week.

# brid-smith - Friday 26 June, 2020

'He's not a godlike creature': Bríd Smith TD defends criticism of 'sinister and personalised' attack on judge
# Ruling The Roost
# Ruling The Roost

'He's not a godlike creature': Bríd Smith TD defends criticism of 'sinister and personalised' attack on judge

Jun 26th 2020, 11:19 AM 39,038 Views 91 Comments

The People Before Profit TD claimed in a Facebook post a High Court decision was made by a ‘right wing’ judge.

# brid-smith - Tuesday 14 April, 2020

Concerns remain about safety of Bus Eireann drivers as they demand screens on all buses
# Protection
# Protection

Concerns remain about safety of Bus Eireann drivers as they demand screens on all buses

Apr 14th 2020, 12:05 AM 44,074 Views 41 Comments

The company said it is rolling out face visors to drivers this week as an interim measure.

# brid-smith - Saturday 7 March, 2020

Hundreds take to Dublin streets calling for left-wing government
# March
# March

Hundreds take to Dublin streets calling for left-wing government

Mar 7th 2020, 5:40 PM 76,385 Views 207 Comments

Several hundred people from various groups took part in a protest this afternoon.

# brid-smith - Thursday 30 January, 2020

'Pathetic': Fine Gael are getting up early in the morning for a Brexit photo-op and Micheál's not impressed
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

'Pathetic': Fine Gael are getting up early in the morning for a Brexit photo-op and Micheál's not impressed

Jan 30th 2020, 2:16 PM 41,649 Views 100 Comments

Martin also hit out against Fine Gael’s Phil Hogan, who is now the EU’s chief trade negotiator.

# brid-smith - Wednesday 29 January, 2020

Free public transport and a 50% cut in national dairy herd pledged by Solidarity-People Before Profit
# Planet Before Profit
# Planet Before Profit

Free public transport and a 50% cut in national dairy herd pledged by Solidarity-People Before Profit

Jan 29th 2020, 2:19 PM 20,407 Views 119 Comments

The party launched its climate action manifesto in Dublin today.

# brid-smith - Wednesday 22 January, 2020

Bríd Smith: The main political parties 'loaded the gun and pulled the trigger on the pension age'
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Bríd Smith: The main political parties 'loaded the gun and pulled the trigger on the pension age'

Jan 22nd 2020, 4:05 PM 17,677 Views 94 Comments

People Before Profit TDs have called for the pension age to be reversed to 65.

# brid-smith - Wednesday 6 November, 2019

TDs secure permission to challenge decision to refuse 'money message' motion
# Ceann Comhairle
# Ceann Comhairle

TDs secure permission to challenge decision to refuse 'money message' motion

Updated Nov 6th 2019, 6:35 PM 39,833 Views 71 Comments

The High Court granted the permission today.

# brid-smith - Tuesday 9 July, 2019

Bríd Smith accuses Taoiseach of 'untruths' in fiery debate on lobbying and climate bill
# Dáil Clash
# Dáil Clash

Bríd Smith accuses Taoiseach of 'untruths' in fiery debate on lobbying and climate bill

Jul 9th 2019, 7:05 PM 19,691 Views 27 Comments

The Dáil was also temporarily suspended following questioning from TD Paul Murphy.

# brid-smith - Friday 5 July, 2019

Decision to halt Climate Emergency Bill described as 'utter hypocrisy' on side of the Government
# Climate Action
# Climate Action

Decision to halt Climate Emergency Bill described as 'utter hypocrisy' on side of the Government

Jul 5th 2019, 3:41 PM 19,191 Views 75 Comments

Organisations including Ibec and the Irish Offshore Operators’ Association (IOOA) have welcomed the Government’s decision.

# brid-smith - Tuesday 18 June, 2019

Top civil servant who warned against broadband plan questioned behind closed doors
# National Broadband Plan
# National Broadband Plan

Top civil servant who warned against broadband plan questioned behind closed doors

Jun 18th 2019, 2:41 PM 15,231 Views 23 Comments

Robert Watt warned ‘strongly recommended against’ the decision to proceed with the NBP.

# brid-smith - Tuesday 11 June, 2019

Extinction Rebellion stage 'bloody' (but green-friendly) protest outside the Dáil
# Climate Emergency
# Climate Emergency

Extinction Rebellion stage 'bloody' (but green-friendly) protest outside the Dáil

Jun 11th 2019, 5:20 PM 11,459 Views 40 Comments

The protest was timed to support the Climate Emergency Measures Bill.

'I find that quite insulting': Smith hits out at govt over opposition of Climate Emergency Bill
# Climate Action
# Climate Action

'I find that quite insulting': Smith hits out at govt over opposition of Climate Emergency Bill

Jun 11th 2019, 4:41 PM 15,254 Views 53 Comments

Bríd Smith TD was speaking before the Joint Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment.

# brid-smith - Thursday 28 March, 2019

Dáil votes to ban oil and gas drilling in Irish waters
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Dáil votes to ban oil and gas drilling in Irish waters

Mar 28th 2019, 7:30 PM 36,351 Views 84 Comments

The Bill, if passed into law will make Ireland the 5th country globally to ban oil and gas exploration.

# brid-smith - Thursday 21 February, 2019

'Shenanigans' - Dáil suspended twice after TDs row over fossil fuel Bill
# Out Of Order
# Out Of Order

'Shenanigans' - Dáil suspended twice after TDs row over fossil fuel Bill

Feb 21st 2019, 2:33 PM 23,202 Views 57 Comments

People Before Profit’s Richard Boyd Barrett accused the government of ‘dancing to the tune of fossil fuel companies’.

# brid-smith - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

Harris says abortion legislation doesn't mention the word 'abortion' for legal reasons
# Health Committee
# Health Committee

Harris says abortion legislation doesn't mention the word 'abortion' for legal reasons

Nov 6th 2018, 2:06 PM 18,873 Views 55 Comments

The Health Minister also said he wants the Bill to be inclusive of members of the trans community.

# brid-smith - Monday 22 October, 2018

Minister quizzed over claims hospital staff were required to change statements after incident of self-harm
# Clontarf Hospital
# Clontarf Hospital

Minister quizzed over claims hospital staff were required to change statements after incident of self-harm

Oct 22nd 2018, 6:15 AM 19,664 Views 11 Comments

Concerns were previously raised at the hospital over a suicidal man’s attempt to take his own life there.

# brid-smith - Thursday 3 May, 2018

'Make them go minister - or else you go' - Calls for heads to roll in CervicalCheck scandal
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

'Make them go minister - or else you go' - Calls for heads to roll in CervicalCheck scandal

May 3rd 2018, 1:54 PM 25,510 Views 82 Comments

The issue dominated large chunks of Leaders’ Questions today.

# brid-smith - Thursday 8 February, 2018

'A historic day': Ireland on a path to being the 4th country in the world to ban fossil fuel exploration
# Oil And Gas
# Oil And Gas

'A historic day': Ireland on a path to being the 4th country in the world to ban fossil fuel exploration

Feb 8th 2018, 1:55 PM 51,898 Views 185 Comments

Costa Rica, Belize and France have already implemented similar measures to end oil activity in their waters.

# brid-smith - Thursday 29 June, 2017

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

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

Jun 29th 2017, 12:01 PM 31,324 Views 240 Comments

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
# Holy Words
# Holy Words

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

May 9th 2017, 2:37 PM 22,428 Views 205 Comments

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
# Holy Words
# Holy Words

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

May 2nd 2017, 3:36 PM 39,535 Views 188 Comments

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
# Repeal The Eighth
# Repeal The Eighth

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

May 2nd 2017, 1:44 PM 9,447 Views 51 Comments

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
# Resume Your Seat
# Resume Your Seat

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

Mar 23rd 2017, 2:22 PM 18,132 Views 78 Comments

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
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

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

Mar 9th 2017, 7:57 PM 19,136 Views 151 Comments

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
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

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

Mar 6th 2017, 1:46 PM 18,141 Views 356 Comments

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?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

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

Feb 5th 2017, 7:00 PM 25,858 Views 85 Comments

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
# Abortion
# Abortion

Repeal the Eighth Bill blocked in the Dáil after government deal

Oct 27th 2016, 2:26 PM 15,890 Views 84 Comments

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'
# Dail Dress Code
# Dail Dress Code

'Examining the dress code of other parliaments is ridiculous'

Oct 17th 2016, 6:15 AM 15,648 Views 36 Comments

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
# Factcheck

FactCheck: How many workers are on the minimum wage?

Oct 16th 2016, 9:30 PM 31,668 Views 60 Comments

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
# Dravet Syndrome
# Dravet Syndrome

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

Sep 24th 2016, 7:20 AM 25,820 Views 51 Comments

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
# Marijuana

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

Jul 24th 2016, 8:30 AM 29,912 Views 156 Comments

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

'Sit down and grow up': The Dáil just had its first big row since the general election
# Suspended
# Suspended

'Sit down and grow up': The Dáil just had its first big row since the general election

Jun 30th 2016, 1:45 PM 35,568 Views 72 Comments

Shenanigans.

# brid-smith - Sunday 5 June, 2016

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

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

Jun 5th 2016, 9:00 PM 36,503 Views 264 Comments

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
# Finding Their Feet
# Finding Their Feet

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

Jun 5th 2016, 8:30 AM 17,908 Views 16 Comments

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
# Abortion
# Abortion

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

Jun 2nd 2016, 6:00 AM 11,109 Views 213 Comments

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
# Rathfarnham
# Rathfarnham

Dublin community protests against racism following attack on Afghan family

May 11th 2016, 8:56 AM 17,114 Views 154 Comments

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.

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