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Smith, Bríd

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Children and Family Relationships (Amendment) Bill 2018: Second Stage (Continued)

I concur with everything that has been said. I will seek to add to it. In a year in which the family is being celebrated by both Pride and the Pope, it is ironic that we are just catching up and ...More Button

Like Deputy Paul Murphy, I want to mention the case of a couple that falls into this category. Stephanie and Bex have a daughter, Eva. They live in Roscommon. Stephanie, who is the birth mothe...More Button

Another cohort of couples will stay at home for insemination because of the cost of going to these clinics. They cannot afford the €1,500 that is needed to make each effort. Their economic circ...More Button

We do not want to leave anyone behind. In this Chamber, we talk a lot about equality. The Taoiseach talks a lot about being the leader of an Ireland of equal opportunities. This legislation de...More Button

Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2017: Report Stage (Resumed) (Continued)

I move amendment No. 11:More Button

I indicated earlier.More Button

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It is just as well we are getting a holiday soon.More Button

I want to back up what Deputy Clare Daly said. There is a contradiction here. Recent statistics show that more than half of part-time workers in employment are living in poverty. Part of the rea...More Button

There is another thing that the Minister for Employment and Social Protection must consider on top of everything Deputy Daly said. During the last Dáil, while Deputy Joan Burton was Minister, th...More Button

The original amendment goes to the heart of the spirit of what this Bill is about. If the Minister removes it, she will be tearing the guts out of the Bill. I plead with her not to remove it an...More Button