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# social-democrats - Tuesday 1 December, 2020

Holly Cairns TD invites greyhound industry board member who called her 'an ignorant little girl' to a live debate
# Greyhound Debate
# 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 110,424 Views 73 Comments

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

# social-democrats - Tuesday 24 November, 2020

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

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

Nov 24th 2020, 11:59 AM 31,425 Views 104 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 - Friday 30 October, 2020

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

Social Democrats member alleged to have voted twice in general election

Oct 30th 2020, 12:05 AM 42,432 Views 0 Comments

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

# social-democrats - Tuesday 13 October, 2020

Opposition TDs hit out at lack of 'certainty and hope' but minister says 'there's no crystal ball for the pandemic'
# Budget 2021
# 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 29,262 Views 70 Comments

This afternoon, the government unveiled its Budget for 2021.

# social-democrats - Monday 12 October, 2020

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

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

Oct 12th 2020, 5:24 PM 33,269 Views 40 Comments

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

# social-democrats - Thursday 8 October, 2020

Fine Gael remains on top with Sinn Féin in second while Greens drop sharply in latest opinion poll
# Pollsters
# 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 27,587 Views 66 Comments

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

# social-democrats - Wednesday 26 August, 2020

Amid criticism of Brian Hayes' attendance at Golfgate dinner, the Banking Culture Board says it's not getting involved
# Golfgate
# 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 49,934 Views 87 Comments

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

# social-democrats - Wednesday 29 July, 2020

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

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

Jul 29th 2020, 7:26 PM 33,356 Views 57 Comments

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

# social-democrats - Wednesday 20 May, 2020

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

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

May 20th 2020, 12:39 PM 18,559 Views 69 Comments

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

# social-democrats - Wednesday 13 May, 2020

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

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

May 13th 2020, 10:07 PM 21,857 Views 98 Comments

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
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

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

Apr 17th 2020, 1:19 PM 15,050 Views 66 Comments

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'
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

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

Apr 6th 2020, 10:45 AM 50,214 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 - Saturday 22 February, 2020

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

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

Feb 22nd 2020, 12:37 PM 29,076 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 - Tuesday 18 February, 2020

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

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

Updated Feb 18th 2020, 9:55 AM 48,513 Views 170 Comments

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
# Purple Reign
# Purple Reign

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

Feb 16th 2020, 7:00 AM 26,642 Views 24 Comments

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
# Dail Is Fair In Love And War
# 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 205,116 Views 27 Comments

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
# Hour By Hour
# Hour By Hour

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

Feb 9th 2020, 12:05 AM 98,835 Views 76 Comments

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
# The Candidate Podcast
# The Candidate Podcast

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

Feb 7th 2020, 5:04 PM 14,317 Views 34 Comments

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
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

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

Feb 2nd 2020, 7:00 PM 11,442 Views 62 Comments

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
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

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

Jan 31st 2020, 4:19 PM 25,331 Views 52 Comments

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
# Campaign Pledges
# 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 17,855 Views 125 Comments

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
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

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

Jan 16th 2020, 8:16 PM 13,271 Views 57 Comments

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
# Bike Theft
# Bike Theft

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

Jan 5th 2020, 6:30 AM 9,842 Views 21 Comments

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
# Rebuilding Ireland
# Rebuilding Ireland

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

Dec 3rd 2019, 9:14 AM 13,889 Views 95 Comments

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
# Eoghan Murphy
# 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 19,635 Views 79 Comments

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
# November Gain
# 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 19,610 Views 29 Comments

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'
# Social Democrats
# Social Democrats

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

Sep 1st 2019, 10:00 PM 43,490 Views 46 Comments

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
# Political Football
# Political Football

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

Aug 27th 2019, 6:15 AM 41,908 Views 35 Comments

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
# Dispute

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

May 25th 2019, 5:31 PM 28,863 Views 40 Comments

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'
# Green Light
# Green Light

SocDems say Ellie Kisyombe will run in election after 'correcting the chronology of her backstory'

May 4th 2019, 12:41 PM 41,105 Views 75 Comments

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
# Fight To The Finnish
# Fight To The Finnish

Finland election result: Prime minister's party is the 'biggest loser' as results come in

Apr 14th 2019, 8:20 PM 20,836 Views 19 Comments

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
# SELECTED
# SELECTED

Social Democrats councillor Gary Gannon to run for MEP seat in Dublin

Mar 19th 2019, 10:04 PM 17,287 Views 20 Comments

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?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: As a teacher should I encourage my students to strike against climate change?

Mar 13th 2019, 7:00 AM 14,761 Views 74 Comments

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?
# Local Elections
# Local Elections

Explainer: What has led to resignations in the Social Democrats?

Feb 25th 2019, 2:54 PM 30,967 Views 57 Comments

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
# Dublin
# Dublin

SocDems McNally and Gannon go head-to-head for party's European elections nod

Jan 9th 2019, 2:45 PM 14,798 Views 35 Comments

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
# RedC
# RedC

Fine Gael loses ground but still manages to increase lead over Fianna Fáil in latest opinion poll

Sep 15th 2018, 5:21 PM 19,194 Views 106 Comments

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
# Sean Mcdermott Street
# Sean Mcdermott Street

Over 9,500 people sign petition to block sale of former Dublin Magdalene Laundry

Sep 3rd 2018, 5:28 PM 25,644 Views 40 Comments

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'
# Rio Olympics
# Rio Olympics

Olympic Council has €300,000 funding approved on basis it's not to be used on 'legacy issues'

Jul 20th 2018, 6:10 AM 7,333 Views 17 Comments

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
# Boycott
# Boycott

TDs to snub 4th of July party at the US ambassador's residence in Dublin tonight

Jul 3rd 2018, 6:25 PM 36,838 Views 86 Comments

Labour’s Aodhán Ó Ríordáin called for a boycott of the Independence Day celebrations.

# social-democrats - Monday 23 April, 2018

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

It's 2018 and the Irish media is still talking about the 'sex appeal' of female politicians

Apr 23rd 2018, 1:30 PM 4,898 Views 7 Comments

A headline in the Irish Examiner read ‘There’s no denying Mary Lou’s sex appeal’.

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