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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…

From TheJournal.ie Stephen Donnelly won't rule out joining another party after Soc Dem departure Decisions Decisions

Stephen Donnelly won't rule out joining another party after Soc Dem departure

He said he would be consulting with supporters in his constituency before deciding the way forward.

From TheJournal.ie Government accused of facilitating tax avoidance by vulture funds Social Democrats

Government accused of facilitating tax avoidance by vulture funds

Social Democrats TD Stephen Donnelly told TheJournal.ie that the government sold a €400 million loanbook for just €80 million

From TheJournal.ie These two men accounted for nearly 50% of personal political donations in 2015 Money Money Money

These two men accounted for nearly 50% of personal political donations in 2015

Fine Gael’s Michael D’Arcy and Paschal Donohoe received €15,000 in private donations between them last year.

From TheJournal.ie Joan Burton hopes to do a deal with the SocDems and the Greens Likeminded

Joan Burton hopes to do a deal with the SocDems and the Greens

Labour wants to align with the SocDems and the Greens in the new Dáil.

From TheJournal.ie Senator arrested after walking into Temple Bar crime scene James Heffernan

Senator arrested after walking into Temple Bar crime scene

James Heffernan was released an hour and a half later.

From TheJournal.ie Did the Social Democrats really have a good election? New Kids On The Block

Did the Social Democrats really have a good election?

The party got a strong vote in its first electoral test but it has stood still in terms of Dáil numbers.

From TheJournal.ie WHERE IT'S AT: Neck and neck between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael as counts go through the night Election 2016

WHERE IT'S AT: Neck and neck between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael as counts go through the night

We have all the news, results and reaction for what has been one of the most dramatic elections in recent times.

From TheJournal.ie 9 things we learned from the general election campaign Nearly There Now

9 things we learned from the general election campaign

It’s all over bar the voting.

From TheJournal.ie Last poll: Fine Gael and Labour could be within touching distance of re-election The Final Countdown

Last poll: Fine Gael and Labour could be within touching distance of re-election

A poll carried out by DIT for TheJournal.ie has Fine Gael slightly higher than the recent polls.

From TheJournal.ie 'There's a reason no Fine Gael government has ever been re-elected' - former minister Two Days To Go

'There's a reason no Fine Gael government has ever been re-elected' - former minister

Róisín Shortall is not impressed with Enda Kenny or her old party, Labour.

From TheJournal.ie "People will open the door, see I'm a canvasser and sigh" Opinion

"People will open the door, see I'm a canvasser and sigh"

Canvassing for a political party can be tough – but it’s also addictive, writes Sharon Nolan.

From TheJournal.ie Canvassing with the Soc Dems on rainy Grafton Street: 'You're kicking ass' Election 2016

Canvassing with the Soc Dems on rainy Grafton Street: 'You're kicking ass'

The Social Democrats were out in force for a Dublin city centre canvass this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie What's it like to be a first-time candidate? We went canvassing to find out General Election

What's it like to be a first-time candidate? We went canvassing to find out

You hear a lot about water charges, unwanted trees and Angela Merkel.

From TheJournal.ie With 10 days left, the latest poll is very bad news for Fine Gael Election 2016

With 10 days left, the latest poll is very bad news for Fine Gael

The party has dropped five points since the election started.

From TheJournal.ie People are bankrupting themselves to help the SocDems - Catherine Murphy New Kids On The Block

People are bankrupting themselves to help the SocDems - Catherine Murphy

The new party is garnering more attention after last night’s leaders’ debate.

From TheJournal.ie 'Is Labour dead?': We answer the big election questions you've been Googling Searching For Answers

'Is Labour dead?': We answer the big election questions you've been Googling

You’ve asked the search engine some pretty odd and interesting questions.

From TheJournal.ie Gannon vs. Nolan: These two lads had a red-hot row about social democracy High Table Election Debates This post contains videos

Gannon vs. Nolan: These two lads had a red-hot row about social democracy

In our fourth High Table Election Debate, the Social Democrats go up against Labour.

From TheJournal.ie Here's what our political parties have spent on election posters * Poster Pin Ups

Here's what our political parties have spent on election posters *

The ones that would tell us that is. TheJournal.ie asked all parties in the general election what their poster budget amounted to – here’s what we found out.

From TheJournal.ie Lucinda vs. Donnelly: These two may sound like one, but they insist they're not the same High Table Election Debates This post contains a poll This post contains videos

Lucinda vs. Donnelly: These two may sound like one, but they insist they're not the same

The leaders of Renua and the Social Democrats debated the issues and, surprisingly, found quite a bit of common ground.

From TheJournal.ie The SocDems won't cut USC, but will abolish water charges and reduce bus fares Soc It To Them

The SocDems won't cut USC, but will abolish water charges and reduce bus fares

The party is launching its general election manifesto today.

From TheJournal.ie The 8 most likely governments after the next election Election 2016

The 8 most likely governments after the next election

As the election looms large, we assess what coalition options are on the table.

From TheJournal.ie Blow for the Social Democrats as councillor withdraws from election He's Out

Blow for the Social Democrats as councillor withdraws from election

Longford councillor Gerry Warnock cited “family and professional obligations” as the reason.

From TheJournal.ie Dáil hopeful claims 'establishment' to blame for mysterious poster theft Poster Wars

Dáil hopeful claims 'establishment' to blame for mysterious poster theft

Eight posters advertising Anne-Marie McNally’s public meeting on corruption have mysteriously disappeared.