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# social-democrats - Sunday 8 October, 2017

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.

# social-democrats - Saturday 7 October, 2017

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.

# social-democrats - Thursday 7 September, 2017

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”.

# social-democrats - Tuesday 1 August, 2017

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.

# social-democrats - Sunday 16 July, 2017

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.

# social-democrats - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

'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.

# social-democrats - Saturday 1 July, 2017

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.

# social-democrats - Sunday 25 June, 2017

'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.

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.

# social-democrats - Monday 29 May, 2017

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.

# social-democrats - Saturday 4 February, 2017

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.

# social-democrats - Friday 3 February, 2017

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.

# social-democrats - Thursday 2 February, 2017

From The Daily Edge 11 tweets Stephen Donnelly really should have been expecting The Receipts

11 tweets Stephen Donnelly really should have been expecting

“Stephen Donnelly Breaks Leg Falling From High Horse.”

# social-democrats - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

New Bill aims to limit media ownership in Ireland

The Social Democrats introduced the Media Ownership 2017 Bill today.

# social-democrats - Sunday 29 January, 2017

Fianna Fáil is the most popular party in the country

Fine Gael and Sinn Féin have both lost ground.

# social-democrats - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

Stephen Donnelly briefly blocked on Twitter by Social Democrats

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

# social-democrats - Sunday 27 November, 2016

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.

# social-democrats - Sunday 20 November, 2016

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.

# social-democrats - Tuesday 27 September, 2016

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.

# social-democrats - Sunday 18 September, 2016

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

According to the latest opinion poll, at least.

# social-democrats - Wednesday 7 September, 2016

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.

# social-democrats - Tuesday 6 September, 2016

What next for the Social Democrats?

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

# social-democrats - Monday 5 September, 2016

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

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

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.

# social-democrats - Thursday 7 July, 2016

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

# social-democrats - Tuesday 17 May, 2016

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.

# social-democrats - Wednesday 6 April, 2016

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.

# social-democrats - Friday 11 March, 2016

Senator arrested after walking into Temple Bar crime scene

James Heffernan was released an hour and a half later.

# social-democrats - Monday 29 February, 2016

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.

# social-democrats - Sunday 28 February, 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.

# social-democrats - Thursday 25 February, 2016

9 things we learned from the general election campaign

It’s all over bar the voting.

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.

# social-democrats - Wednesday 24 February, 2016

'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.

# social-democrats - Tuesday 23 February, 2016

"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.

# social-democrats - Sunday 21 February, 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.

# social-democrats - Saturday 20 February, 2016

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.

# social-democrats - Tuesday 16 February, 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.

People are bankrupting themselves to help the SocDems - Catherine Murphy

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

# social-democrats - Thursday 11 February, 2016

'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.

# social-democrats - Wednesday 10 February, 2016

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.

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