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Smith, Bríd

Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (Continued)

It seems to be a day to express no confidence in the Government, given the motion to be debated later on the Minister for Health, but I have absolutely no confidence in the Government to do anythin...More Button

There is no fooling nature. It understands we are overheating the planet and that we are hurtling towards a global rise in temperature of 2°C. That is why the Bill proposes radical measures to ...More Button

This trickery is allowing the Minister of State, Deputy Canney, and the Chairman to vote to hold onto that Bill as if it was their little baby, to keep it hostage, and to not allow it to move forwa...More Button

I would dearly love to have this debate with the Taoiseach's party and with every other Deputy in this Dáil. That is why I want the Taoiseach to tell his Ministers to let go of the Bill and to let...More Button

I want to do that on Committee Stage.More Button

I am the one asking the questions of the Taoiseach. He did not answer my questions.More Button

The Taoiseach's Government and his Ministers are holding this Bill hostage. The Taoiseach can admit it and do something about it or answer to the young people of this country.More Button

I am not heckling. I am speaking in a loud voice because my microphone was turned off.More Button

The Senators did not even bother attending pre-legislative scrutiny to hear the debate.More Button

I will not grovel to people who came in deliberately to stop the Bill proceeding. They are disgraceful.More Button

The Taoiseach is using Senators and Deputy Lowry to play the tune of the fossil fuel industry. That is exactly what he is doing. It is disgraceful.More Button