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#Stephen Donnelly

# stephen-donnelly - Saturday 16 July, 2016

From The42 'Realistically we can come home with 8 medals': Paddy Barnes has huge confidence in Irish boxing team Goldrush

'Realistically we can come home with 8 medals': Paddy Barnes has huge confidence in Irish boxing team

Barnes heads to his third Olympics insisting that anything less than gold would be “a massive failure.”

# stephen-donnelly - Thursday 7 July, 2016

Government accused of facilitating tax avoidance by vulture funds

Social Democrats TD Stephen Donnelly told TheJournal.ie that the government sold a €400 million loanbook for just €80 million

# stephen-donnelly - Tuesday 10 May, 2016

From The Daily Edge There was a serious 'separated at birth' moment on Claire Byrne Live last night Brother From Another Mother

# stephen-donnelly - 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.

# stephen-donnelly - Tuesday 16 February, 2016

People are bankrupting themselves to help the SocDems - Catherine Murphy

The new party is garnering more attention after last night’s leaders’ debate.

# stephen-donnelly - Monday 15 February, 2016

9 things you need to know about the Claire Byrne Live seven-way debate

An eventful night at the University of Limerick.

# stephen-donnelly - Friday 29 January, 2016

Lucinda vs. Donnelly: These two may sound like one, but they insist they're not the same High Table Election Debates This post contains a poll This post contains videos

Lucinda vs. Donnelly: These two may sound like one, but they insist they're not the same

The leaders of Renua and the Social Democrats debated the issues and, surprisingly, found quite a bit of common ground.

# stephen-donnelly - 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.

# stephen-donnelly - 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.

# stephen-donnelly - Sunday 20 September, 2015

Enda Kenny isn't out of the woods yet over Fennelly

The Taoiseach will face a motion of no confidence this week.

# stephen-donnelly - 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?

# stephen-donnelly - 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…

# stephen-donnelly - 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”.

# stephen-donnelly - 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.

# stephen-donnelly - Monday 22 June, 2015

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.

# stephen-donnelly - 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…

# stephen-donnelly - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

IBRC inquiry: Department of Finance reveals details of filing error

Catherine Murphy found out via Twitter, but she’s very happy nonetheless.

# stephen-donnelly - Thursday 29 January, 2015

Fine Gael row with TDs over funding 'like a Merc owner giving out about Fords Escorts':

TheJournal.ie would like to state that there is nothing wrong with Ford Escorts.

# stephen-donnelly - Sunday 18 January, 2015

Stephen Donnelly: 'The only party I'm involved in is my kid's birthday party'

Stephen Donnelly: 'The only party I'm involved in is my kid's birthday party'

The Independent TD has dismissed reports that he is setting up a new party.

# stephen-donnelly - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

This Fine Gael senator could defect to the new Independent Alliance

Martin Conway could be the new alliance of independent TDs’ latest recruit.

# stephen-donnelly - Sunday 12 October, 2014

Here are three Budget ideas that can solve a social problem, spur the economy, and save money

Dr Daragh McGreal has been crunching numbers and formulating policies for months. Here are a few of them…

# stephen-donnelly - Thursday 9 October, 2014

This TD wants to tax lotto winnings to pay for more teachers

Stephen Donnelly also wants us to team up with the NHS and make Irish Water more efficient.

# stephen-donnelly - Saturday 30 August, 2014

TDs will be asked to vote on new right-to-die laws before Christmas

Tom Curran, the partner of campaigner Marie Fleming who died last year, says new legislation he’s been working on is almost complete.

# stephen-donnelly - Saturday 9 August, 2014

There are just 66 days until the next Budget so let's talk about how much we should cut Counting The Days This post contains a poll

There are just 66 days until the next Budget so let's talk about how much we should cut

€2 billion, €1 billion or should we aim for a neutral budget. Let’s start the debate…

# stephen-donnelly - Saturday 26 July, 2014

Here are 9 things we learned from the Electric Picnic of politics

Where do politicos, academics and Oireachtas nerds spend their summer holidays? In Glenties of course…

# stephen-donnelly - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

Stephen Donnelly: Nobody takes the Dáil seriously... including TDs

The independent TD says he has no regrets about quitting the banking inquiry last month.

# stephen-donnelly - Monday 21 July, 2014

Frank Flannery: Fine Gael's local election campaign was one of the worst I ever saw

The former Rehab chief and Fine Gael strategist has been speaking at the MacGill Summer School in Donegal.

# stephen-donnelly - Friday 18 July, 2014

How many Nama debtors have gone bankrupt so far?

The vast majority of the bankruptcies have been in the UK.

# stephen-donnelly - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

'I've convicted the system over and over': Joe Higgins is relishing the banking inquiry Socialist Switch-up This post contains videos

'I've convicted the system over and over': Joe Higgins is relishing the banking inquiry

The Socialist Party TD has been nominated to serve on the inquiry by the Dáil’s Technical Group this afternoon.

Peter Mathews: We should hire the national basketball arena for the banking inquiry

The Reform Alliance TD has played down suggestions he is lobbying to be added to the inquiry in the wake of Stephen Donnelly’s departure.

# stephen-donnelly - Monday 16 June, 2014

Donnelly will rejoin banking inquiry if additional Senators step back

The government attempted to regain a majority by adding two more Senators to the inquiry – a move which the independent TD said “crossed a line”.

Noonan: Fianna Fáil pulled a stroke over the banking inquiry "and fair dues to them"

Micheál Martin said the claims are “unfounded” and the government needs to “stop digging”.

Having made a 'complete and utter balls of it', what hope now for the banking inquiry?

Analysis: Before it’s even started the public perception of the banking inquiry has been badly damaged.

Poll: Was Stephen Donnelly right to quit the banking inquiry? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Was Stephen Donnelly right to quit the banking inquiry?

Is it better in or out?

# stephen-donnelly - Sunday 15 June, 2014

Whips will not be imposed on Fine Gael and Labour members of banking inquiry

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore met earlier this afternoon.

Stephen Donnelly quits banking inquiry, says Taoiseach stated that he will try to control it

The Government made sure they would have a majority on the inquiry after they had lost it.