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Healthcare workers being vaccinated 'will be taken into consideration' in reviewing maternity hospital restrictions
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
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
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
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
Social Democrats TD Jennifer Whitmore said the issue “goes beyond party politics”.
Holly Cairns TD invites greyhound industry board member who called her 'an ignorant little girl' to a live debate
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?
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
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'
This afternoon, the government unveiled its Budget for 2021.
Dublin Lord Mayor Hazel Chu does not rule out joining Social Democrats
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
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
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
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
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
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
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'
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
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
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
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
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
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
Green Party leader Eamon Ryan talked to The Candidate Podcast.
What's your big election question for Catherine Murphy? It's YOUR chance to ask
We want to put your questions to all the party leaders before 8 February.
Social Democrats propose affordable homes at €200k and the end to commuter hell in election manifesto
Entitled ‘Invest in Better’, the party said the document sets out a uniquely Irish version of the Nordic model”.
Fine Gael promises to cap hospital parking at €10 per day, SF says fees should be scrapped altogether
Public hospitals earned just over €11.7 million from car parking fees last year.
Parties settle into the campaign trail: No increase for bankers and promises of jobs for all
It’s day two on the election campaign, with a focus on the economy.
More than 18,000 bikes were stolen over three years - but just 11% were retrieved
There are calls for the gardaí to do more to tackle bike theft.
Eoghan Murphy says no-confidence motion is a 'stunt' and expects to win vote this evening
The Housing Minister says the situation would be worse without the government’s Rebuilding Ireland plan.
Martin asked if he is on the side of homeless children or the side of Murphy as motion of no confidence is tabled
Murphy has come under pressure for a number of issues, most notably the significant number of homeless people in Ireland.
State of the (very early) race: Here's how the parties are shaping up ahead of the by-elections
By-elections are notoriously difficult for government parties but Fine Gael has been preparing.
Catherine Murphy interview: 'This government has got away with murder because of Brexit'
The Social Democrats co-leader spoke to us about commuter gridlock and her party’s view on working with Labour.
Catherine Murphy 'not surprised' John Delaney used defamation actions against Irish media
The Social Democrats co-leader said ‘others have done exactly the same’.
SocDems' Ellie Kisyombe criticises party leadership for 'disrupting' her campaign
Party co-leader Róisín Shortall described the issue as “water under the bridge”.
SocDems say Ellie Kisyombe will run in election after 'correcting the chronology of her backstory'
A independent review for the party has given the green light for the local election candidate.
Finland election result: Prime minister's party is the 'biggest loser' as results come in
If the Social Democrats win, it will be their first time to head a government in 16 years.
Social Democrats councillor Gary Gannon to run for MEP seat in Dublin
Gannon (32) was selected at a convention in Dublin city this evening by party members.
Opinion: As a teacher should I encourage my students to strike against climate change?
Part of me has begun hoping that I’ll turn up one morning with my Hamlet and Sylvia Plath prepared but my students won’t be there anymore, writes Ronan Moore.
Explainer: What has led to resignations in the Social Democrats?
The Social Democrats are reviewing Dublin candidate Ellie Kisyombe’s background in response to a Sunday Times story.
SocDems McNally and Gannon go head-to-head for party's European elections nod
The number of MEP seats in the Dublin constituency will increase from three to four at this year’s election.