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#Roisin Shortall

# roisin-shortall - Wednesday 3 July, 2019

Varadkar says 'better enforcement' is needed to tackle scrambler bikes, but no new law

Varadkar said the use of scrambler bikes in parks and community areas is a ‘very serious and dangerous act’.

# roisin-shortall - Saturday 25 May, 2019

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”.

# roisin-shortall - Monday 23 April, 2018

From The Daily Edge It's 2018 and the Irish media is still talking about the 'sex appeal' of female politicians It's 2018 Lads

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’.

# roisin-shortall - Saturday 10 March, 2018

'Frankly ridiculous': Soc Dems leader objects to plans to stop buses going through College Green

Roisin Shortall is due to make an oral submission to the Bord Pleanála on Monday.

# roisin-shortall - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

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.

# roisin-shortall - 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”.

# roisin-shortall - 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.

# roisin-shortall - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

'People are dying on waiting lists': Harris urged to fix health service once and for all

The Future of Healthcare report which aims to reform the health service over 10 years has been criticised for the spending it proposes.

# roisin-shortall - Wednesday 22 February, 2017

Watch: Several hundred cyclists just held a LOUD protest at Dáil Éireann calling for more funding Ride On This post contains videos

Watch: Several hundred cyclists just held a LOUD protest at Dáil Éireann calling for more funding

With all bikes present either ringing bells or blowing whistles, the protest proved something of a cacophonous event.

# roisin-shortall - 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”.

# roisin-shortall - 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.

# roisin-shortall - 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.

# roisin-shortall - 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.

# roisin-shortall - Friday 22 January, 2016

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

The party is launching its general election manifesto today.

# roisin-shortall - Tuesday 8 December, 2015

'It sickened me but I can’t honestly say I am hugely surprised'

The Dáil has been discussing the revelations in last night’s RTÉ Investigates programme.

# roisin-shortall - Monday 23 November, 2015

'Quite startling': €31m of church property for redress fund yet to be transferred

€83 million of donations has been made from congregations since the Ryan Report.

# roisin-shortall - Tuesday 17 November, 2015

Could this new plan get rid of corruption in Irish society?

The party is looking to Australia for inspiration.

# roisin-shortall - Monday 12 October, 2015

Could it really cost just €13 million to abolish Irish Water?

The Social Democrats made the claim while launching their pre-budget submission this morning.

# roisin-shortall - Thursday 16 July, 2015

'We've a new Troika in town': Joan doesn't think much of the new party

The Tánaiste has been reacting to the launch of the Social Democrats yesterday.

6 things you need to know about Ireland's newest political party

What can we expect from the Social Democrats?

# roisin-shortall - Wednesday 15 July, 2015

We asked Stephen Donnelly to tell us more about his brand new party Social Democrats This post contains videos

We asked Stephen Donnelly to tell us more about his brand new party

One of the three leaders of the Social Democrats spoke to TheJournal.ie about the new party today.

Ireland's newest political party will abolish water charges and repeal the 8th

The Social Democrats launched in Dublin today. Here’s what we know so far…

# roisin-shortall - Saturday 11 July, 2015

Would YOU vote for this political grouping? Political Venture This post contains a poll

Would YOU vote for this political grouping?

The Independent TDs have been in discussions for “some time”.

# roisin-shortall - Thursday 25 June, 2015

Could 'Social Democrats' be the name of this new party... and will this senator be involved? Party On This post contains videos

Could 'Social Democrats' be the name of this new party... and will this senator be involved?

Despite declaring as an independent candidate, senator Katherine Zappone could still join the rumoured new party.

# roisin-shortall - Monday 22 June, 2015

For three years, ministers have repeatedly given the EXACT same answer to Moriarty questions

Questions about the garda investigation into the tribunal’s findings have not disclosed much information since 2012.

Here's one senator who WON'T be joining that new political party

Katherine Zappone will run for the Dáil as an independent in Dublin South-West.

# roisin-shortall - Thursday 11 June, 2015

Don't hold your breath for that new political party...

Analysis: The latest stories about a new party being imminent are nothing new.

Move over Renua, there could soon be ANOTHER new party in town

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# roisin-shortall - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

Dáil suspended TWICE after Enda Kenny tells Socialist TDs 'where to go' Not Again This post contains videos

Dáil suspended TWICE after Enda Kenny tells Socialist TDs 'where to go'

Róisín Shortall took great exception to the remark.

# roisin-shortall - Saturday 9 May, 2015

Have you had alcohol delivered to your home? You may have broken the law

If you paid by cash upon delivery, that is.

# roisin-shortall - Friday 6 March, 2015

Anti-alcohol campaign group say criticism is "premature"

The group have issued a number of radio and billboard advertisements in recent weeks.

# roisin-shortall - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

Wine for at least €10 a bottle? Here's what we know about new alcohol price laws so far...

The government wants to put a floor on prices to cut down on problem drinking.

Did drinks companies water down the new alcohol laws?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# roisin-shortall - Saturday 31 January, 2015

Should sports arenas have 'no alcohol' areas so kids aren't sharing stands with drunks?

TD Róisín Shortall has questioned how appropriate is is for children to be in what can be heavy drinking atmospheres at matches.

# roisin-shortall - Monday 29 December, 2014

So, how many people will earn over €200,000 next year?

Michael Noonan recently revealed how many people are expected to fall into each income bracket in 2015.

# roisin-shortall - Friday 12 December, 2014

It looks like this man could be facing a motion of no confidence pretty soon

Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett is increasingly unpopular amongst opposition TDs.

Róisín Shortall kicked out of the Dáil after a big row Charade This post contains videos

Róisín Shortall kicked out of the Dáil after a big row

The dispute over the cost of the water charges grant has been the subject of heated exchanges this morning

# roisin-shortall - Thursday 13 November, 2014

This wasn't the first time a TD refused to leave the Dáil...

Can you guess which current TD refused to leave the chamber back in 1999?

# roisin-shortall - Sunday 5 October, 2014

'Conflict of interest' in RTÉ board nomination of alcohol group boss

Fionnuala Sheehan is currently chair of MEAS, and has been nominated for a position.

# roisin-shortall - Sunday 7 September, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Everyone’s talking about Phil Hogan and Irish Water, Ukraine truce, and an Irish criminal being shot dead in Costa del Sol.

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