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# social-democrats - Wednesday 13 May, 2020

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

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

# social-democrats - Friday 17 April, 2020

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

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

# social-democrats - Monday 6 April, 2020

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

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 - Saturday 22 February, 2020

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

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

# social-democrats - Tuesday 18 February, 2020

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

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

# social-democrats - Sunday 16 February, 2020

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

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

# social-democrats - Monday 10 February, 2020

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

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

# social-democrats - Sunday 9 February, 2020

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

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

# social-democrats - Friday 7 February, 2020

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

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan talked to The Candidate Podcast.

# social-democrats - Sunday 2 February, 2020

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

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

# social-democrats - Friday 31 January, 2020

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

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

# social-democrats - Wednesday 22 January, 2020

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

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

# social-democrats - Thursday 16 January, 2020

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

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

# social-democrats - Sunday 5 January, 2020

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

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

# social-democrats - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

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

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

# social-democrats - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

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

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

# social-democrats - Sunday 22 September, 2019

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

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

# social-democrats - Sunday 1 September, 2019

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.

# social-democrats - Tuesday 27 August, 2019

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

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

# social-democrats - 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”.

# social-democrats - Saturday 4 May, 2019

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.

# social-democrats - Sunday 14 April, 2019

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.

# social-democrats - Tuesday 19 March, 2019

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.

# social-democrats - Wednesday 13 March, 2019

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.

# social-democrats - Monday 25 February, 2019

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.

# social-democrats - Wednesday 9 January, 2019

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.

# social-democrats - Saturday 15 September, 2018

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.

# social-democrats - Monday 3 September, 2018

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.

# social-democrats - Friday 20 July, 2018

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.

# social-democrats - Tuesday 3 July, 2018

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.

# social-democrats - 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’.

# social-democrats - 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.

# social-democrats - Tuesday 23 January, 2018

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

The bill has received cross-party support

# social-democrats - Sunday 24 December, 2017

Government ends year on a high with satisfaction rate boost

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

# social-democrats - Sunday 8 October, 2017

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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.

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