Smith, Bríd

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Leaders' Questions (Continued)

Well said.More Button

Questions on Promised Legislation

Before the summer break, the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Deputy Naughten, published the national mitigation plan on climate action. He is present today. I have re...More Button

This weekend, our delegation will attend the COP23 in Bonn and examine our contribution towards mitigating climate change and our adherence to the Paris Agreement targets. Disgracefully, we are ...More Button

Not once has there been a Dáil discussion on the important issue of the national mitigation plan, yet it affects everything we do. Even in the current rail strike, the question of climate change...More Button

If we funded public transport properly, we would be reducing our CO2 emissions. I will raise this matter with the Business Committee, but can we please take climate change seriously and have a pro...More Button

Questions on Promised Legislation (Continued)

The Deputy is naming names.More Button

Cannabis for Medicinal Use Regulation Bill 2016 Report: Motion [Private Members]

Those Deputies did not come in for ages. We were in the queue long before them.More Button

We were queuing by the Chair and were told to sit down.More Button

I do not.More Button

I am not. I have only been here a short time.More Button

An bhfuil cead agam dul amach go dtí an leithreas?More Button

That should include Government speakers.More Button

The Leas-Cheann Comhairle should not forget to take a few women as well.More Button

Cannabis for Medicinal Use Regulation Bill 2016 Report: Motion [Private Members] (Continued)

I want to respond to what Deputy Kate O'Connell has just said. I am a member of the Joint Committee on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution alongside the Deputy. We are dealing with a situati...More Button

It is completely disingenuous for Deputy Kate O'Connell and others to say they cannot ignore the volume of evidence brought before them because they are ignoring another volume of evidence. They...More Button

International experience shows that Ireland is out of step with other countries in Europe. As others said, in Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Poland, Greece and the Baltic countries medicinal can...More Button

I wish to make a conciliatory remark to the parties that have indicated that they are generally supportive. We are willing to consider changing the Bill in a big way. I urge them to come along ...More Button