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# social-democrats - Last month November 2022

Mater Hospital confirms Long Covid Clinic is set to close in December due to a lack of funding
# Long Covid
# Long Covid

Mater Hospital confirms Long Covid Clinic is set to close in December due to a lack of funding

Updated Nov 10th 2022, 5:56 PM 20,763 Views 17 Comments

However, a spokesperson for the hospital said it is willing to extend the operation of the Long Covid clinic into the new year.

# social-democrats - This year 2022

'€5,000 for your child being taken? You would get multiples of that for a whiplash injury'
# Redress
# Redress

'€5,000 for your child being taken? You would get multiples of that for a whiplash injury'

Updated Oct 19th 2022, 3:45 PM 37,662 Views 0 Comments

Opposition TDs have sharply criticised the Mother and Baby Homes redress scheme.

Social Protection Minister appears to rule out €20 increase in social welfare payments
# Budget 2023
# Budget 2023

Social Protection Minister appears to rule out €20 increase in social welfare payments

Sep 25th 2022, 4:13 PM 32,811 Views 74 Comments

Minister Humphreys said there ‘won’t be any money left’ for other measures if this were done.

'That's the plan': Murphy and Shortall to lead Soc Dems into the next general election as co-leaders
# Social Democrats
# Social Democrats

'That's the plan': Murphy and Shortall to lead Soc Dems into the next general election as co-leaders

Sep 6th 2022, 1:31 PM 14,485 Views 14 Comments

The party think-in is taking place in Dublin today.

Housing is government's 'biggest failure', Social Democrats say at national conference
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Housing is government's 'biggest failure', Social Democrats say at national conference

Updated Jun 11th 2022, 5:42 PM 25,468 Views 40 Comments

Members of the Social Democrats convened today for its first in-person conference since 2019.

# social-democrats - Last year 2021

Rent freeze, free transport, more homes: Here's what other parties say they would do if in power
# Alternative Budgets
# Alternative Budgets

Rent freeze, free transport, more homes: Here's what other parties say they would do if in power

Oct 8th 2021, 5:36 PM 16,265 Views 57 Comments

A refundable tax credit is contained in Sinn Féin’s alternative budget.

Social Democrats likely contenders to lead German coalition government as exploratory talks begin
# Goodbye Merkel
# Goodbye Merkel

Social Democrats likely contenders to lead German coalition government as exploratory talks begin

Oct 6th 2021, 4:55 PM 6,148 Views 4 Comments

Outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel will remain in office until a new government is in place.

Berlin proposal 'isn't necessarily' the answer to Ireland's housing woes, says Eoin Ó Broin
# Rent Crisis
# Rent Crisis

Berlin proposal 'isn't necessarily' the answer to Ireland's housing woes, says Eoin Ó Broin

Sep 28th 2021, 6:00 AM 22,204 Views 11 Comments

Berliners voted in favour of forcing large landlords to hand over apartments to the state.

Post-election haggling begins in Germany as multiple parties seek to form government coalition
# Goodbye Merkel
# Goodbye Merkel

Post-election haggling begins in Germany as multiple parties seek to form government coalition

Updated Sep 27th 2021, 12:56 PM 25,194 Views 2 Comments
  • Preliminary official results showed that the centre-left Social Democrats narrowly won the vote.
  • Angela Merkel's centre-right Christian Democrat bloc had its worst result since 1949.
  • Would-be successor Armin Laschet claims right to try to build the next government .
Opposition parties call for inquiry into abuse in the Defence Forces
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Opposition parties call for inquiry into abuse in the Defence Forces

Sep 11th 2021, 4:26 PM 16,583 Views 23 Comments

Sinn Féin, the Social Democrats and Labour have called for an independent inquiry into the issue, which was revealed in an RTÉ documentary today.

Social Democrats have 'no desire' to merge with the Labour Party
# Party Meeting
# Party Meeting

Social Democrats have 'no desire' to merge with the Labour Party

Sep 6th 2021, 6:06 PM 13,685 Views 34 Comments

Catherine Murphy and Róisín Shortall confirmed that it is their intention to lead the party into the next general election.

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

Group of Social Democrats members call for party leadership contest

Jul 23rd 2021, 8:54 PM 23,764 Views 38 Comments

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

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 14,380 Views 7 Comments

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

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 16,593 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.

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 31,545 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 18,598 Views 46 Comments

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

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 25,685 Views 58 Comments

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

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 27,364 Views 12 Comments

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

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 12,391 Views 18 Comments

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

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 33,425 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 14,811 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.

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 6,536 Views 7 Comments

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

# social-democrats - All time

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 111,411 Views 74 Comments

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

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 34,096 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 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 42,806 Views 0 Comments

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

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 29,369 Views 70 Comments

This afternoon, the government unveiled its Budget for 2021.

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 33,509 Views 40 Comments

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

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 27,639 Views 67 Comments

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

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 50,119 Views 87 Comments

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

'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 33,689 Views 57 Comments

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

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 18,775 Views 69 Comments

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

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 21,954 Views 98 Comments

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

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 15,083 Views 66 Comments

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

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 50,832 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 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 29,163 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 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 48,570 Views 170 Comments

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

'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 26,940 Views 24 Comments

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

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 206,855 Views 27 Comments

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

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 98,911 Views 76 Comments

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

'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 14,347 Views 34 Comments

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan talked to The Candidate Podcast.

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