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# SocDems

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March 2023
# Social Democrats
Holly Cairns on not being a 'stereotypical politician', Labour's broken trust and the need for change
The West Cork TD was announced the party leader of the Social Democrats today.
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Call for TDs to get free vote on extension of Mother and Baby Homes Commission
Social Democrats TD Jennifer Whitmore said the issue “goes beyond party politics”.
# budget alley
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.
# Media ownership
New Bill aims to limit media ownership in Ireland
The Social Democrats introduced the Media Ownership 2017 Bill today.
# SocDems
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.
# dems the breaks
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.
# Likeminded
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.
# New Kids on the Block
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.
# Day Two
'Fine Fáil' and 6 other things you need to know about this election
As the seats fill up, attention turns to what happens next.
# Analysis
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.
# two days to go
'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.
# Election 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.
# New Kids on the Block
People are bankrupting themselves to help the SocDems - Catherine Murphy
The new party is garnering more attention after last night’s leaders’ debate.
# Soc it to them
The SocDems won't cut USC, but will abolish water charges and reduce bus fares
The party is launching its general election manifesto today.
# rté investigates
'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.
# Right2Change
The SocDems have ruled out an election pact with Sinn Féin
Catherine Murphy is worried some of the left’s ideas could be unconstitutional.
# dáil hopefuls
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
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.
# Your Say
Poll: Renua or the Social Democrats?
Is this town big enough for both of them?
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.
# smackdown
'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.
# Social Democrats
6 things you need to know about Ireland's newest political party
What can we expect from the Social Democrats?
# Social Democrats
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.