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# roisin-shortall - Thursday 18 November, 2021

European court rejects challenge to 'almighty God' wording in Presidential oath
# Almighty God
# Almighty God

European court rejects challenge to 'almighty God' wording in Presidential oath

Updated Nov 18th 2021, 11:30 AM 45,618 Views 0 Comments

The case is being taken by TD Róisín Shortall and others including Senator David Norris.

# roisin-shortall - Wednesday 20 October, 2021

Competition watchdog launches full probe of Bank of Ireland proposal to buy KBC Bank loans
# The Banks
# The Banks

Competition watchdog launches full probe of Bank of Ireland proposal to buy KBC Bank loans

Oct 20th 2021, 3:50 PM 14,939 Views 13 Comments

The CCPC said an in-depth investigation was required to determine whether the deal would weaken competition.

# roisin-shortall - Monday 6 September, 2021

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 13,623 Views 34 Comments

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

# roisin-shortall - 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 16,554 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.

# roisin-shortall - Saturday 26 September, 2020

Banking Culture Board not commenting on individual reports after KBC's €18.3 million fine
# Tracker Mortgages
# Tracker Mortgages

Banking Culture Board not commenting on individual reports after KBC's €18.3 million fine

Sep 26th 2020, 8:30 AM 19,667 Views 33 Comments

Central Bank investigations into three other banks are ongoing.

# roisin-shortall - 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 50,061 Views 87 Comments

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

# roisin-shortall - Sunday 5 July, 2020

Plan for reopening non-Covid healthcare services could take 'several weeks'
# Non-covid Care
# Non-covid Care

Plan for reopening non-Covid healthcare services could take 'several weeks'

Jul 5th 2020, 12:05 AM 22,646 Views 35 Comments

TDs have called for the plan’s publication to be accelerated.

# roisin-shortall - Thursday 16 April, 2020

Doherty says Sinn Féin would be 'laughed at' if party produced same document as Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Doherty says Sinn Féin would be 'laughed at' if party produced same document as Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil

Apr 16th 2020, 11:10 AM 42,503 Views 229 Comments

Micheál Martin has defended the policy framework document.

# roisin-shortall - 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 26,866 Views 24 Comments

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

# roisin-shortall - 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 25,360 Views 52 Comments

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

# roisin-shortall - Tuesday 28 January, 2020

'There's a fair few nutters in every party': The key moments from the RTÉ leaders' TV debate
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

'There's a fair few nutters in every party': The key moments from the RTÉ leaders' TV debate

Jan 28th 2020, 12:55 AM 55,935 Views 115 Comments

The seven-way debate took place in NUIG tonight.

# roisin-shortall - 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 9,897 Views 21 Comments

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

# roisin-shortall - 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 13,910 Views 95 Comments

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

# roisin-shortall - Wednesday 3 July, 2019

Varadkar says 'better enforcement' is needed to tackle scrambler bikes, but no new law
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

Varadkar says 'better enforcement' is needed to tackle scrambler bikes, but no new law

Jul 3rd 2019, 2:08 PM 10,956 Views 53 Comments

Varadkar said the use of scrambler bikes in parks and community areas is a ‘very serious and dangerous act’.

# roisin-shortall - 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 29,042 Views 41 Comments

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

# roisin-shortall - 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 4,945 Views 7 Comments

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

# roisin-shortall - Saturday 10 March, 2018

'Frankly ridiculous': Soc Dems leader objects to plans to stop buses going through College Green
# College Green Plaza
# College Green Plaza

'Frankly ridiculous': Soc Dems leader objects to plans to stop buses going through College Green

Mar 10th 2018, 9:45 AM 13,366 Views 42 Comments

Roisin Shortall is due to make an oral submission to the Bord Pleanála on Monday.

# roisin-shortall - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

Government will not oppose Bill that will extend unpaid parental leave to six months
# Work Life Balance
# Work Life Balance

Government will not oppose Bill that will extend unpaid parental leave to six months

Feb 6th 2018, 9:16 PM 26,587 Views 35 Comments

Under current rules, parents are entitled to 18 weeks unpaid leave.

# roisin-shortall - Thursday 7 September, 2017

Call for 'use it or lose it' policy to stop land hoarding by speculators
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Call for 'use it or lose it' policy to stop land hoarding by speculators

Sep 7th 2017, 3:00 PM 15,837 Views 94 Comments

The Social Democrats party has said land hoarding is happening on a widespread basis and speculators “need to be taken on”.

# roisin-shortall - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

'The joke is actually on us': Dáil to decide on bill to abolish blasphemy as a crime
# Private Members' Bill
# Private Members' Bill

'The joke is actually on us': Dáil to decide on bill to abolish blasphemy as a crime

Jul 12th 2017, 9:49 PM 17,978 Views 87 Comments

The Social Democrats have brought proposals, citing the recent example of the complaint made against Stephen Fry.

# roisin-shortall - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

'People are dying on waiting lists': Harris urged to fix health service once and for all
# Under Pressure
# Under Pressure

'People are dying on waiting lists': Harris urged to fix health service once and for all

Jun 21st 2017, 6:20 AM 8,579 Views 26 Comments

The Future of Healthcare report which aims to reform the health service over 10 years has been criticised for the spending it proposes.

# roisin-shortall - Wednesday 22 February, 2017

Watch: Several hundred cyclists just held a LOUD protest at Dáil Éireann calling for more funding
# Ride On
# Ride On

Watch: Several hundred cyclists just held a LOUD protest at Dáil Éireann calling for more funding

Feb 22nd 2017, 4:00 PM 12,406 Views 110 Comments

With all bikes present either ringing bells or blowing whistles, the protest proved something of a cacophonous event.

# roisin-shortall - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

Stephen Donnelly briefly blocked on Twitter by Social Democrats
# Soc It To Dem
# Soc It To Dem

Stephen Donnelly briefly blocked on Twitter by Social Democrats

Nov 29th 2016, 9:28 PM 13,547 Views 21 Comments

His former party said it was a mistake and they are “looking into what happened”.

# roisin-shortall - Sunday 20 November, 2016

Social Democrats hold their first annual conference - and vow to remove 'the baptism barrier'
# SocDems
# SocDems

Social Democrats hold their first annual conference - and vow to remove 'the baptism barrier'

Nov 20th 2016, 8:38 AM 14,616 Views 55 Comments

The party has unveiled its constitution for the first time, and appointed its national executive.

# roisin-shortall - Monday 29 February, 2016

Did the Social Democrats really have a good election?
# New Kids On The Block
# New Kids On The Block

Did the Social Democrats really have a good election?

Feb 29th 2016, 8:00 PM 23,486 Views 60 Comments

The party got a strong vote in its first electoral test but it has stood still in terms of Dáil numbers.

# roisin-shortall - Wednesday 24 February, 2016

'There's a reason no Fine Gael government has ever been re-elected' - former minister
# Two Days To Go
# Two Days To Go

'There's a reason no Fine Gael government has ever been re-elected' - former minister

Feb 24th 2016, 2:45 PM 21,928 Views 95 Comments

Róisín Shortall is not impressed with Enda Kenny or her old party, Labour.

# roisin-shortall - Friday 22 January, 2016

The SocDems won't cut USC, but will abolish water charges and reduce bus fares
# Soc It To Them
# Soc It To Them

The SocDems won't cut USC, but will abolish water charges and reduce bus fares

Jan 22nd 2016, 12:40 PM 24,899 Views 196 Comments

The party is launching its general election manifesto today.

# roisin-shortall - Tuesday 8 December, 2015

'It sickened me but I can’t honestly say I am hugely surprised'
# Rté Investigates
# Rté Investigates

'It sickened me but I can’t honestly say I am hugely surprised'

Dec 8th 2015, 5:50 PM 32,895 Views 85 Comments

The Dáil has been discussing the revelations in last night’s RTÉ Investigates programme.

# roisin-shortall - Monday 23 November, 2015

'Quite startling': €31m of church property for redress fund yet to be transferred
# Child Abuse
# Child Abuse

'Quite startling': €31m of church property for redress fund yet to be transferred

Nov 23rd 2015, 6:00 AM 8,974 Views 24 Comments

€83 million of donations has been made from congregations since the Ryan Report.

# roisin-shortall - Tuesday 17 November, 2015

Could this new plan get rid of corruption in Irish society?
# Golden Circles
# Golden Circles

Could this new plan get rid of corruption in Irish society?

Nov 17th 2015, 11:00 AM 15,307 Views 40 Comments

The party is looking to Australia for inspiration.

# roisin-shortall - Monday 12 October, 2015

Could it really cost just €13 million to abolish Irish Water?
# SocDems
# SocDems

Could it really cost just €13 million to abolish Irish Water?

Oct 12th 2015, 12:14 PM 25,734 Views 98 Comments

The Social Democrats made the claim while launching their pre-budget submission this morning.

# roisin-shortall - Thursday 16 July, 2015

'We've a new Troika in town': Joan doesn't think much of the new party
# Smackdown
# Smackdown

'We've a new Troika in town': Joan doesn't think much of the new party

Jul 16th 2015, 8:05 PM 17,899 Views 91 Comments

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
# Social Democrats
# Social Democrats

6 things you need to know about Ireland's newest political party

Jul 16th 2015, 6:05 AM 18,472 Views 59 Comments

What can we expect from the Social Democrats?

# roisin-shortall - Wednesday 15 July, 2015

We asked Stephen Donnelly to tell us more about his brand new party
# Social Democrats
# Social Democrats

We asked Stephen Donnelly to tell us more about his brand new party

Jul 15th 2015, 9:15 PM 12,714 Views 54 Comments

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
# Social Democrats
# Social Democrats

Ireland's newest political party will abolish water charges and repeal the 8th

Jul 15th 2015, 11:35 AM 40,112 Views 159 Comments

The Social Democrats launched in Dublin today. Here’s what we know so far…

# roisin-shortall - Saturday 11 July, 2015

Would YOU vote for this political grouping?
# Political Venture
# Political Venture

Would YOU vote for this political grouping?

Jul 11th 2015, 5:50 PM 15,579 Views 65 Comments

The Independent TDs have been in discussions for “some time”.

# roisin-shortall - Thursday 25 June, 2015

Could 'Social Democrats' be the name of this new party... and will this senator be involved?
# Party On
# Party On

Could 'Social Democrats' be the name of this new party... and will this senator be involved?

Jun 25th 2015, 9:00 PM 9,852 Views 34 Comments

Despite declaring as an independent candidate, senator Katherine Zappone could still join the rumoured new party.

# roisin-shortall - Monday 22 June, 2015

For three years, ministers have repeatedly given the EXACT same answer to Moriarty questions
# Nothing Changes
# Nothing Changes

For three years, ministers have repeatedly given the EXACT same answer to Moriarty questions

Jun 22nd 2015, 10:00 PM 16,914 Views 38 Comments

Questions about the garda investigation into the tribunal’s findings have not disclosed much information since 2012.

Here's one senator who WON'T be joining that new political party
# Going Independent
# Going Independent

Here's one senator who WON'T be joining that new political party

Jun 22nd 2015, 7:00 PM 14,718 Views 74 Comments

Katherine Zappone will run for the Dáil as an independent in Dublin South-West.

# roisin-shortall - Thursday 11 June, 2015

Don't hold your breath for that new political party...
# Analysis
# Analysis

Don't hold your breath for that new political party...

Jun 11th 2015, 9:30 PM 9,600 Views 22 Comments

Analysis: The latest stories about a new party being imminent are nothing new.

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