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From TheJournal.ie Catherine Murphy interview: 'This government has got away with murder because of Brexit' Social Democrats

Catherine Murphy interview: 'This government has got away with murder because of Brexit'

The Social Democrats co-leader spoke to us about commuter gridlock and her party’s view on working with Labour.

From TheJournal.ie Catherine Murphy 'not surprised' John Delaney used defamation actions against Irish media Political Football

Catherine Murphy 'not surprised' John Delaney used defamation actions against Irish media

The Social Democrats co-leader said ‘others have done exactly the same’.

From TheJournal.ie SocDems' Ellie Kisyombe criticises party leadership for 'disrupting' her campaign Dispute This post contains videos

SocDems' Ellie Kisyombe criticises party leadership for 'disrupting' her campaign

Party co-leader Róisín Shortall described the issue as “water under the bridge”.

From TheJournal.ie SocDems say Ellie Kisyombe will run in election after 'correcting the chronology of her backstory' Green Light

SocDems say Ellie Kisyombe will run in election after 'correcting the chronology of her backstory'

A independent review for the party has given the green light for the local election candidate.

From TheJournal.ie Finland election result: Prime minister's party is the 'biggest loser' as results come in Fight To The Finnish

Finland election result: Prime minister's party is the 'biggest loser' as results come in

If the Social Democrats win, it will be their first time to head a government in 16 years.

From TheJournal.ie Social Democrats councillor Gary Gannon to run for MEP seat in Dublin SELECTED

Social Democrats councillor Gary Gannon to run for MEP seat in Dublin

Gannon (32) was selected at a convention in Dublin city this evening by party members.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: As a teacher should I encourage my students to strike against climate change? Opinion

Opinion: As a teacher should I encourage my students to strike against climate change?

Part of me has begun hoping that I’ll turn up one morning with my Hamlet and Sylvia Plath prepared but my students won’t be there anymore, writes Ronan Moore.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What has led to resignations in the Social Democrats? Local Elections

Explainer: What has led to resignations in the Social Democrats?

The Social Democrats are reviewing Dublin candidate Ellie Kisyombe’s background in response to a Sunday Times story.

From TheJournal.ie SocDems McNally and Gannon go head-to-head for party's European elections nod Dublin

SocDems McNally and Gannon go head-to-head for party's European elections nod

The number of MEP seats in the Dublin constituency will increase from three to four at this year’s election.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael loses ground but still manages to increase lead over Fianna Fáil in latest opinion poll RedC

Fine Gael loses ground but still manages to increase lead over Fianna Fáil in latest opinion poll

It’s not good news for Micheál Martin heading into the next Dáil term.

From TheJournal.ie Over 9,500 people sign petition to block sale of former Dublin Magdalene Laundry Sean Mcdermott Street

Over 9,500 people sign petition to block sale of former Dublin Magdalene Laundry

A vote on whether to sell the Sean McDermott Street Magdalene Laundry to a Japanese hotel chain has been adjourned.

From TheJournal.ie Olympic Council has €300,000 funding approved on basis it's not to be used on 'legacy issues' Rio Olympics

Olympic Council has €300,000 funding approved on basis it's not to be used on 'legacy issues'

Last year, €300,000 of government funding was withheld.

From TheJournal.ie TDs to snub 4th of July party at the US ambassador's residence in Dublin tonight Boycott

TDs to snub 4th of July party at the US ambassador's residence in Dublin tonight

Labour’s Aodhán Ó Ríordáin called for a boycott of the Independence Day celebrations.

It's 2018 and the Irish media is still talking about the 'sex appeal' of female politicians

A headline in the Irish Examiner read ‘There’s no denying Mary Lou’s sex appeal’.

From TheJournal.ie Government will not oppose Bill that will extend unpaid parental leave to six months Work Life Balance

Government will not oppose Bill that will extend unpaid parental leave to six months

Under current rules, parents are entitled to 18 weeks unpaid leave.

From TheJournal.ie Landlords would face much steeper fines for breaching rules under proposed laws Vacation Notice

Landlords would face much steeper fines for breaching rules under proposed laws

The bill has received cross-party support

From TheJournal.ie Government ends year on a high with satisfaction rate boost Popularity

Government ends year on a high with satisfaction rate boost

The latest poll puts Leo Varadkar’s own approval rating at 56%.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should there be a levy on non-recyclable plastics? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be a levy on non-recyclable plastics?

The Social Democrats want one.

From TheJournal.ie Bring JobPath fraud claims to me and I'll investigate, says minister Jobseekers

Bring JobPath fraud claims to me and I'll investigate, says minister

Catherine MurphyTD has raised serious concerns in the Dáil regarding the activation programme, JobPath.

From TheJournal.ie Call for 'use it or lose it' policy to stop land hoarding by speculators Housing Crisis

Call for 'use it or lose it' policy to stop land hoarding by speculators

The Social Democrats party has said land hoarding is happening on a widespread basis and speculators “need to be taken on”.

From TheJournal.ie Dáil bar and restaurant tabs 'should be paid at the end of every month' Pay Up

Dáil bar and restaurant tabs 'should be paid at the end of every month'

Almost €5,500 in unpaid Dáil tabs will be wiped after a series of efforts to recoup the amounts owed failed.

From TheJournal.ie Government has 'no plans' to abolish stamp duty for tenants paying over €2,500 a month in rent Stamp Duty

Government has 'no plans' to abolish stamp duty for tenants paying over €2,500 a month in rent

The Social Democrats has criticised the Government over the stamp duty limits.

From TheJournal.ie 'The joke is actually on us': Dáil to decide on bill to abolish blasphemy as a crime Private Members' Bill

'The joke is actually on us': Dáil to decide on bill to abolish blasphemy as a crime

The Social Democrats have brought proposals, citing the recent example of the complaint made against Stephen Fry.

From TheJournal.ie Paying over €2,500 a month rent in a house share? Then you should be paying stamp duty Housing

Paying over €2,500 a month rent in a house share? Then you should be paying stamp duty

Stamp duty is the fee payable on the instruments used to transfer property.

From TheJournal.ie 'No wonder there's such a delay': Just four staff in unit tasked with delivering housing Housing Crisis

'No wonder there's such a delay': Just four staff in unit tasked with delivering housing

Housing minister Eoghan Murphy said this team works with experienced staff within the department, key agencies, local authorities and the construction sector.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should speaking time for smaller Dáil parties be reduced? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should speaking time for smaller Dáil parties be reduced?

Under Fianna Fáil’s proposals, backbenchers from bigger parties would have more time.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's secret services handed back €300k despite 'credible concern regarding terrorist activity' Irish Secret Service

Ireland's secret services handed back €300k despite 'credible concern regarding terrorist activity'

Catherine Murphy has said she is concerned that not all the money is being spent to secure the country.

From TheJournal.ie FactFind: Are there many differences between Fianna Fáil and Soc Dems manifestos? All The Facts

FactFind: Are there many differences between Fianna Fáil and Soc Dems manifestos?

Stephen Donnelly said there weren’t – and you asked us to check. So we did.

From TheJournal.ie Pat Casey says it 'wasn't easy to take' Stephen Donnelly joining Fianna Fáil New Running Mates

Pat Casey says it 'wasn't easy to take' Stephen Donnelly joining Fianna Fáil

The former Social Democrat and independent TD has been sharply critical of Fianna Fáil in the past.

11 tweets Stephen Donnelly really should have been expecting

“Stephen Donnelly Breaks Leg Falling From High Horse.”

From TheJournal.ie New Bill aims to limit media ownership in Ireland Media Ownership

New Bill aims to limit media ownership in Ireland

The Social Democrats introduced the Media Ownership 2017 Bill today.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil is the most popular party in the country Opinion Poll

Fianna Fáil is the most popular party in the country

Fine Gael and Sinn Féin have both lost ground.

From TheJournal.ie Stephen Donnelly briefly blocked on Twitter by Social Democrats Soc It To Dem

Stephen Donnelly briefly blocked on Twitter by Social Democrats

His former party said it was a mistake and they are “looking into what happened”.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael is most popular party as Fianna Fáil loses ground Opinion Poll

Fine Gael is most popular party as Fianna Fáil loses ground

Sinn Féin and independents have made gains, while the Anti-Austerity Alliance/People Before Profit and the Independent Alliance have lost support.

From TheJournal.ie Social Democrats hold their first annual conference - and vow to remove 'the baptism barrier' SocDems

Social Democrats hold their first annual conference - and vow to remove 'the baptism barrier'

The party has unveiled its constitution for the first time, and appointed its national executive.

From TheJournal.ie More details of Budget emerge as Noonan briefs ministers Two Weeks Out

More details of Budget emerge as Noonan briefs ministers

Meanwhile, opposition TDs have slammed reports that a tax break for returning emigrants is being considered.

From TheJournal.ie Support for Sinn Féin and independents up, but Fianna Fáil is most popular party Mood Of The Nation

Support for Sinn Féin and independents up, but Fianna Fáil is most popular party

According to the latest opinion poll, at least.

From TheJournal.ie Stephen Donnelly is all on his own in the Dáil chamber after quitting the SocDems Dems The Breaks

Stephen Donnelly is all on his own in the Dáil chamber after quitting the SocDems

Okay, not quite ‘on his own’ – but six degrees of separation away from his former colleagues.

From TheJournal.ie What next for the Social Democrats? So Long Farewell

What next for the Social Democrats?

In a shock announcement yesterday, Wicklow TD Stephen Donnelly said he is leaving the party.

From TheJournal.ie Here's What Happened Today: Monday News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Stephen Donnelly’s Soc Dem departure, crisis pregnancy agencies and a wildfire in Spain had everyone talking…

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