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# social-democrats - Friday 23 July, 2021

Group of Social Democrats members call for party leadership contest
# Letter
# Letter

Group of Social Democrats members call for party leadership contest

Fri 8:54 PM 23,538 Views 38 Comments

A statement from the Social Democrats parliamentary party says it is “united” behind the current co-leaders.

# social-democrats - Wednesday 30 June, 2021

Maternity partner restrictions raised again in Dáil as Taoiseach told all units compliant
# Pregnancy
# Pregnancy

Maternity partner restrictions raised again in Dáil as Taoiseach told all units compliant

Jun 30th 2021, 6:16 PM 14,250 Views 7 Comments

Micheál Martin said the HSE issued “very, very clear guidance” to maternity units on the restrictions.

# social-democrats - Tuesday 25 May, 2021

Opposition parties say pushing out Covid-19 emergency powers to November is a step too far
# Garda Powers
# Garda Powers

Opposition parties say pushing out Covid-19 emergency powers to November is a step too far

May 25th 2021, 3:32 PM 16,543 Views 22 Comments

Stephen Donnelly has said he will amend the law so that a three-month extension in November is the only one permitted.

# social-democrats - Thursday 6 May, 2021

Irish pharma lobby criticises Covid vaccine IP waiver but campaigners say drugmakers have 'lost the argument'
# Intellectual Property
# Intellectual Property

Irish pharma lobby criticises Covid vaccine IP waiver but campaigners say drugmakers have 'lost the argument'

Updated May 6th 2021, 5:23 PM 31,389 Views 21 Comments

Amnesty boss Colm O’Gorman has accused drug companies of ‘reprehensible scaremongering’.

Government to support Soc Dems legislation to stop state deals with cuckoo funds
# Cuckoo Funds
# Cuckoo Funds

Government to support Soc Dems legislation to stop state deals with cuckoo funds

May 6th 2021, 9:00 AM 18,502 Views 46 Comments

The legislation, drafted by Social Democrats Housing spokesperson Cian O’Callaghan, will be debated today in the Dáil.

# social-democrats - Tuesday 4 May, 2021

Irish government policy is incentivising property funds to buy up entire housing estates, say opposition
# Any Gaffs
# Any Gaffs

Irish government policy is incentivising property funds to buy up entire housing estates, say opposition

May 4th 2021, 3:54 PM 25,226 Views 58 Comments

Round Hill Capital bought 135 homes at a new development in Kildare.

# social-democrats - Friday 2 April, 2021

Healthcare workers being vaccinated 'will be taken into consideration' in reviewing maternity hospital restrictions
# Maternity Hospitals
# Maternity Hospitals

Healthcare workers being vaccinated 'will be taken into consideration' in reviewing maternity hospital restrictions

Apr 2nd 2021, 5:37 PM 27,314 Views 12 Comments

The easing of maternity hospital restrictions was not included in the government’s roadmap for reopening the country.

# social-democrats - Saturday 27 February, 2021

Social Democrats vote unanimously to push government towards clear redress scheme for Mother and Baby Home survivors
# Investigation
# Investigation

Social Democrats vote unanimously to push government towards clear redress scheme for Mother and Baby Home survivors

Feb 27th 2021, 6:37 PM 12,358 Views 18 Comments

At the party’s national conference, Social Democrats voted to call on the government to prioritise addressing survivors’ concerns.

# social-democrats - Wednesday 24 February, 2021

TDs ask how testimony 'miraculously appeared down back of sofa', as time runs out to extend Commission
# Mother-and-baby Homes
# Mother-and-baby Homes

TDs ask how testimony 'miraculously appeared down back of sofa', as time runs out to extend Commission

Updated Feb 24th 2021, 4:37 PM 33,360 Views 32 Comments

A Social Democrats’ motion to extend the commission’s term by one year had broad support but is non-binding and is not being acted on by government.

TDs still pushing for extension of Mother and Baby Homes Commission despite 'miraculous' recovery of testimony
# Deleted Audio
# Deleted Audio

TDs still pushing for extension of Mother and Baby Homes Commission despite 'miraculous' recovery of testimony

Feb 24th 2021, 6:05 AM 14,763 Views 8 Comments

The commission is due to dissolve on 28 February but a number of TDs want its term extended amid concerns over deleted audio recordings.

# social-democrats - Monday 22 February, 2021

Call for TDs to get free vote on extension of Mother and Baby Homes Commission
# Deleted Audio
# Deleted Audio

Call for TDs to get free vote on extension of Mother and Baby Homes Commission

Feb 22nd 2021, 2:53 PM 6,502 Views 7 Comments

Social Democrats TD Jennifer Whitmore said the issue “goes beyond party politics”.

# 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 111,164 Views 74 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 32,165 Views 107 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 42,640 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 29,299 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 33,469 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 27,609 Views 67 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 50,031 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 33,542 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 18,701 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 21,898 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 15,060 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 50,570 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 29,100 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 48,533 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 26,841 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 206,112 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 98,865 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 14,321 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 11,449 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 25,349 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 17,939 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 13,278 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 9,886 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 13,904 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 19,657 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 19,616 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 43,506 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 41,924 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 29,022 Views 40 Comments

Party co-leader Róisín Shortall described the issue as “water under the bridge”.

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