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Group of Social Democrats members call for party leadership contest
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# Letter

Group of Social Democrats members call for party leadership contest

Jul 23rd 2021, 8:54 PM 23,555 Views 38 Comments

A statement from the Social Democrats parliamentary party says it is “united” behind the current co-leaders.

Maternity partner restrictions raised again in Dáil as Taoiseach told all units compliant
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Maternity partner restrictions raised again in Dáil as Taoiseach told all units compliant

Jun 30th 2021, 6:16 PM 14,274 Views 7 Comments

Micheál Martin said the HSE issued “very, very clear guidance” to maternity units on the restrictions.

Opposition parties say pushing out Covid-19 emergency powers to November is a step too far
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Opposition parties say pushing out Covid-19 emergency powers to November is a step too far

May 25th 2021, 3:32 PM 16,543 Views 22 Comments

Stephen Donnelly has said he will amend the law so that a three-month extension in November is the only one permitted.

Irish pharma lobby criticises Covid vaccine IP waiver but campaigners say drugmakers have 'lost the argument'
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# Intellectual Property

Irish pharma lobby criticises Covid vaccine IP waiver but campaigners say drugmakers have 'lost the argument'

Updated May 6th 2021, 5:23 PM 31,391 Views 21 Comments

Amnesty boss Colm O’Gorman has accused drug companies of ‘reprehensible scaremongering’.

Government to support Soc Dems legislation to stop state deals with cuckoo funds
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# Cuckoo Funds

Government to support Soc Dems legislation to stop state deals with cuckoo funds

May 6th 2021, 9:00 AM 18,502 Views 46 Comments

The legislation, drafted by Social Democrats Housing spokesperson Cian O’Callaghan, will be debated today in the Dáil.

Irish government policy is incentivising property funds to buy up entire housing estates, say opposition
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# Any Gaffs

Irish government policy is incentivising property funds to buy up entire housing estates, say opposition

May 4th 2021, 3:54 PM 25,236 Views 58 Comments

Round Hill Capital bought 135 homes at a new development in Kildare.

Healthcare workers being vaccinated 'will be taken into consideration' in reviewing maternity hospital restrictions
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# Maternity Hospitals

Healthcare workers being vaccinated 'will be taken into consideration' in reviewing maternity hospital restrictions

Apr 2nd 2021, 5:37 PM 27,314 Views 12 Comments

The easing of maternity hospital restrictions was not included in the government’s roadmap for reopening the country.

Social Democrats vote unanimously to push government towards clear redress scheme for Mother and Baby Home survivors
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Social Democrats vote unanimously to push government towards clear redress scheme for Mother and Baby Home survivors

Feb 27th 2021, 6:37 PM 12,358 Views 18 Comments

At the party’s national conference, Social Democrats voted to call on the government to prioritise addressing survivors’ concerns.

TDs ask how testimony 'miraculously appeared down back of sofa', as time runs out to extend Commission
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# Mother-and-baby Homes

TDs ask how testimony 'miraculously appeared down back of sofa', as time runs out to extend Commission

Updated Feb 24th 2021, 4:37 PM 33,360 Views 32 Comments

A Social Democrats’ motion to extend the commission’s term by one year had broad support but is non-binding and is not being acted on by government.

TDs still pushing for extension of Mother and Baby Homes Commission despite 'miraculous' recovery of testimony
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# Deleted Audio

TDs still pushing for extension of Mother and Baby Homes Commission despite 'miraculous' recovery of testimony

Feb 24th 2021, 6:05 AM 14,763 Views 8 Comments

The commission is due to dissolve on 28 February but a number of TDs want its term extended amid concerns over deleted audio recordings.

Call for TDs to get free vote on extension of Mother and Baby Homes Commission
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Call for TDs to get free vote on extension of Mother and Baby Homes Commission

Feb 22nd 2021, 2:53 PM 6,502 Views 7 Comments

Social Democrats TD Jennifer Whitmore said the issue “goes beyond party politics”.

Holly Cairns TD invites greyhound industry board member who called her 'an ignorant little girl' to a live debate
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# Greyhound Debate

Holly Cairns TD invites greyhound industry board member who called her 'an ignorant little girl' to a live debate

Updated Dec 1st 2020, 7:05 PM 111,165 Views 74 Comments

The tweet was sent by a board member of Greyhound Racing Ireland and liked by a Fine Gael TD.

Holly Cairns: The greyhound industry is inherently cruel – so why should the taxpayer fund it?
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Holly Cairns: The greyhound industry is inherently cruel – so why should the taxpayer fund it?

Nov 24th 2020, 11:59 AM 32,176 Views 107 Comments

The Social Democrats TD says it defies logic that the greyhound industry should receive an increase of €2.4m on top of its already high funding.

Social Democrats member alleged to have voted twice in general election
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Social Democrats member alleged to have voted twice in general election

Oct 30th 2020, 12:05 AM 42,641 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí in Mallow confirmed that they are investigating an allegation of someone voting twice.

Opposition TDs hit out at lack of 'certainty and hope' but minister says 'there's no crystal ball for the pandemic'
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# Budget 2021

Opposition TDs hit out at lack of 'certainty and hope' but minister says 'there's no crystal ball for the pandemic'

Updated Oct 13th 2020, 8:47 PM 29,299 Views 70 Comments

This afternoon, the government unveiled its Budget for 2021.

Dublin Lord Mayor Hazel Chu does not rule out joining Social Democrats
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# Green Wave

Dublin Lord Mayor Hazel Chu does not rule out joining Social Democrats

Oct 12th 2020, 5:24 PM 33,469 Views 40 Comments

Chu is currently a Green Party councillor and the party’s Chairperson.

Fine Gael remains on top with Sinn Féin in second while Greens drop sharply in latest opinion poll
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# Pollsters

Fine Gael remains on top with Sinn Féin in second while Greens drop sharply in latest opinion poll

Oct 8th 2020, 7:25 AM 27,609 Views 67 Comments

Approval with the government has plummeted since June according to the latest opinion poll.

Amid criticism of Brian Hayes' attendance at Golfgate dinner, the Banking Culture Board says it's not getting involved
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# Golfgate

Amid criticism of Brian Hayes' attendance at Golfgate dinner, the Banking Culture Board says it's not getting involved

Aug 26th 2020, 1:10 PM 50,031 Views 87 Comments

Social Democrats co-leader Róisín Shortall says ‘it’s a bit rich’.

'Maternity leave is a human right': TD calls for parental leave for TDs
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# New Parents

'Maternity leave is a human right': TD calls for parental leave for TDs

Jul 29th 2020, 7:26 PM 33,542 Views 57 Comments

Social Democrats TD Holly Cairns says it is ‘incredible’ that it does not already exist.

Overwhelming majority of Irish people expect austerity to return after the pandemic
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# Cutbacks

Overwhelming majority of Irish people expect austerity to return after the pandemic

May 20th 2020, 12:39 PM 18,701 Views 69 Comments

Opposition parties and trade unions have made strong statements in recent weeks against possible public spending cuts.

Social Democrats rule out entering coalition with Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael
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# Soc Dems Out

Social Democrats rule out entering coalition with Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael

May 13th 2020, 10:07 PM 21,898 Views 98 Comments

The party raised concerns about austerity in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Soc Dems meet to consider FF-FG policy doc, but they want more detail
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# Government Formation

Soc Dems meet to consider FF-FG policy doc, but they want more detail

Apr 17th 2020, 1:19 PM 15,060 Views 66 Comments

The party wrote to Micheál Martin and Leo Varadkar asking for more detail about the fiscal underpinning.

Catherine Murphy: Revenue's relaxation of residency rules for Irish tax exiles is 'tone deaf'
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# Coronavirus

Catherine Murphy: Revenue's relaxation of residency rules for Irish tax exiles is 'tone deaf'

Apr 6th 2020, 10:45 AM 50,571 Views 73 Comments

Normally, citizens who have chosen to live abroad for tax purposes can spend no more than 182 days a year living in Ireland.

Social Democrats rule out going into a coalition government with Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael
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# Coalition Talks

Social Democrats rule out going into a coalition government with Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael

Feb 22nd 2020, 12:37 PM 29,100 Views 103 Comments

Talks have been ongoing for more than a week now but there is no sign of a government being formed.

Social Democrats accuse Fine Gael of 'game-playing' and cancel meeting
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# New Government

Social Democrats accuse Fine Gael of 'game-playing' and cancel meeting

Updated Feb 18th 2020, 9:55 AM 48,533 Views 170 Comments

Leo Varadkar last night said his party is “preparing to go into opposition”.

'No paper candidates': How the Social Democrats' GE2020 strategy reaped electoral success
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# Purple Reign

'No paper candidates': How the Social Democrats' GE2020 strategy reaped electoral success

Feb 16th 2020, 7:00 AM 26,842 Views 24 Comments

The Social Democrats jumped from two TDs to six in the general election.

Couple who ran in the same constituency for different parties both get elected in dramatic final count
# Dail Is Fair In Love And War
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# Dail Is Fair In Love And War

Couple who ran in the same constituency for different parties both get elected in dramatic final count

Feb 10th 2020, 4:07 AM 206,120 Views 27 Comments

The two beat off competition from a Fine Gael candidate in what is traditionally a stronghold for FG.

The nation has decided. Here's when we'll know the results
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# Hour By Hour

The nation has decided. Here's when we'll know the results

Feb 9th 2020, 12:05 AM 98,865 Views 76 Comments

We’ve a very long day ahead of us until we find out how the 33rd Dáil will look.

'Strength together': Eamon Ryan says Greens, Soc Dems and independents will talk first after election
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# The Candidate Podcast

'Strength together': Eamon Ryan says Greens, Soc Dems and independents will talk first after election

Feb 7th 2020, 5:04 PM 14,321 Views 34 Comments

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan talked to The Candidate Podcast.

What's your big election question for Catherine Murphy? It's YOUR chance to ask
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# Ge2020

What's your big election question for Catherine Murphy? It's YOUR chance to ask

Feb 2nd 2020, 7:00 PM 11,449 Views 62 Comments

We want to put your questions to all the party leaders before 8 February.

Social Democrats propose affordable homes at €200k and the end to commuter hell in election manifesto
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# Ge2020

Social Democrats propose affordable homes at €200k and the end to commuter hell in election manifesto

Jan 31st 2020, 4:19 PM 25,349 Views 52 Comments

Entitled ‘Invest in Better’, the party said the document sets out a uniquely Irish version of the Nordic model”.

Fine Gael promises to cap hospital parking at €10 per day, SF says fees should be scrapped altogether
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# Campaign Pledges

Fine Gael promises to cap hospital parking at €10 per day, SF says fees should be scrapped altogether

Jan 22nd 2020, 8:10 AM 17,940 Views 125 Comments

Public hospitals earned just over €11.7 million from car parking fees last year.

Parties settle into the campaign trail: No increase for bankers and promises of jobs for all
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# Ge2020

Parties settle into the campaign trail: No increase for bankers and promises of jobs for all

Jan 16th 2020, 8:16 PM 13,278 Views 57 Comments

It’s day two on the election campaign, with a focus on the economy.

More than 18,000 bikes were stolen over three years - but just 11% were retrieved
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# Bike Theft

More than 18,000 bikes were stolen over three years - but just 11% were retrieved

Jan 5th 2020, 6:30 AM 9,886 Views 21 Comments

There are calls for the gardaí to do more to tackle bike theft.

Eoghan Murphy says no-confidence motion is a 'stunt' and expects to win vote this evening
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# Rebuilding Ireland

Eoghan Murphy says no-confidence motion is a 'stunt' and expects to win vote this evening

Dec 3rd 2019, 9:14 AM 13,904 Views 95 Comments

The Housing Minister says the situation would be worse without the government’s Rebuilding Ireland plan.

Martin asked if he is on the side of homeless children or the side of Murphy as motion of no confidence is tabled
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# Eoghan Murphy

Martin asked if he is on the side of homeless children or the side of Murphy as motion of no confidence is tabled

Nov 27th 2019, 10:48 AM 19,657 Views 79 Comments

Murphy has come under pressure for a number of issues, most notably the significant number of homeless people in Ireland.

State of the (very early) race: Here's how the parties are shaping up ahead of the by-elections
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# November Gain

State of the (very early) race: Here's how the parties are shaping up ahead of the by-elections

Sep 22nd 2019, 10:00 PM 19,616 Views 29 Comments

By-elections are notoriously difficult for government parties but Fine Gael has been preparing.

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

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

Sep 1st 2019, 10:00 PM 43,506 Views 46 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 27th 2019, 6:15 AM 41,924 Views 35 Comments

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

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

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

May 25th 2019, 5:31 PM 29,022 Views 40 Comments

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

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