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# socdems - Thursday 5 October, 2017

A sun-bed levy and 'young, hip Mayo towns': Smaller parties reveal their Budget wish lists

A busy morning on Molesworth Street, as the Greens, SocDems and Solidarity-PBP unveiled their ideas.

# socdems - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

New Bill aims to limit media ownership in Ireland

The Social Democrats introduced the Media Ownership 2017 Bill today.

# socdems - Sunday 20 November, 2016

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

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

# socdems - Wednesday 7 September, 2016

Stephen Donnelly is all on his own in the Dáil chamber after quitting the SocDems

Okay, not quite ‘on his own’ – but six degrees of separation away from his former colleagues.

# socdems - Wednesday 6 April, 2016

Joan Burton hopes to do a deal with the SocDems and the Greens

Labour wants to align with the SocDems and the Greens in the new Dáil.

# socdems - 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.

# socdems - Sunday 28 February, 2016

'Fine Fáil' and 6 other things you need to know about this election

As the seats fill up, attention turns to what happens next.

# socdems - Saturday 27 February, 2016

Coalition rejected and 6 other things we already know about this election

It’s a terrible day for the government, but a good day for Fianna Fáil, Sinn Féin and others.

# socdems - Wednesday 24 February, 2016

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

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

# socdems - Sunday 21 February, 2016

Canvassing with the Soc Dems on rainy Grafton Street: 'You're kicking ass'

The Social Democrats were out in force for a Dublin city centre canvass this afternoon.

# socdems - 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.

# socdems - Friday 22 January, 2016

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

The party is launching its general election manifesto today.

# socdems - 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.

# socdems - Friday 30 October, 2015

The SocDems have ruled out an election pact with Sinn Féin

Catherine Murphy is worried some of the left’s ideas could be unconstitutional.

# socdems - Tuesday 20 October, 2015

This ex-Fianna Fáil activist is among the latest batch of SocDem candidates

Ken Curtin and three other Dáil candidates are being unveiled this morning.

# socdems - 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.

# socdems - Saturday 18 July, 2015

Poll: Renua or the Social Democrats? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Renua or the Social Democrats?

Is this town big enough for both of them?

# socdems - Friday 17 July, 2015

Do the Social Democrats believe in the rule of law?

There is no future for our democracy in people picking and choosing which laws they obey, writes Labour TD Derek Nolan.

# socdems - 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?

# socdems - 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 about the new party today.