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# social-democrats - 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 13,915 Views 95 Comments

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

# social-democrats - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

Martin asked if he is on the side of homeless children or the side of Murphy as motion of no confidence is tabled
# Eoghan Murphy
# Eoghan Murphy

Martin asked if he is on the side of homeless children or the side of Murphy as motion of no confidence is tabled

Nov 27th 2019, 10:48 AM 19,669 Views 79 Comments

Murphy has come under pressure for a number of issues, most notably the significant number of homeless people in Ireland.

# social-democrats - Sunday 22 September, 2019

State of the (very early) race: Here's how the parties are shaping up ahead of the by-elections
# November Gain
# November Gain

State of the (very early) race: Here's how the parties are shaping up ahead of the by-elections

Sep 22nd 2019, 10:00 PM 19,624 Views 29 Comments

By-elections are notoriously difficult for government parties but Fine Gael has been preparing.

# social-democrats - Sunday 1 September, 2019

Catherine Murphy interview: 'This government has got away with murder because of Brexit'
# Social Democrats
# Social Democrats

Catherine Murphy interview: 'This government has got away with murder because of Brexit'

Sep 1st 2019, 10:00 PM 43,519 Views 46 Comments

The Social Democrats co-leader spoke to us about commuter gridlock and her party’s view on working with Labour.

# social-democrats - Tuesday 27 August, 2019

Catherine Murphy 'not surprised' John Delaney used defamation actions against Irish media
# Political Football
# Political Football

Catherine Murphy 'not surprised' John Delaney used defamation actions against Irish media

Aug 27th 2019, 6:15 AM 41,970 Views 35 Comments

The Social Democrats co-leader said ‘others have done exactly the same’.

# social-democrats - 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 29,065 Views 41 Comments

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

# social-democrats - Saturday 4 May, 2019

SocDems say Ellie Kisyombe will run in election after 'correcting the chronology of her backstory'
# Green Light
# Green Light

SocDems say Ellie Kisyombe will run in election after 'correcting the chronology of her backstory'

May 4th 2019, 12:41 PM 41,281 Views 75 Comments

A independent review for the party has given the green light for the local election candidate.

# social-democrats - Sunday 14 April, 2019

Finland election result: Prime minister's party is the 'biggest loser' as results come in
# Fight To The Finnish
# Fight To The Finnish

Finland election result: Prime minister's party is the 'biggest loser' as results come in

Apr 14th 2019, 8:20 PM 20,852 Views 19 Comments

If the Social Democrats win, it will be their first time to head a government in 16 years.

# social-democrats - Tuesday 19 March, 2019

Social Democrats councillor Gary Gannon to run for MEP seat in Dublin
# SELECTED
# SELECTED

Social Democrats councillor Gary Gannon to run for MEP seat in Dublin

Mar 19th 2019, 10:04 PM 17,327 Views 18 Comments

Gannon (32) was selected at a convention in Dublin city this evening by party members.

# social-democrats - Wednesday 13 March, 2019

Opinion: As a teacher should I encourage my students to strike against climate change?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: As a teacher should I encourage my students to strike against climate change?

Mar 13th 2019, 7:00 AM 14,875 Views 74 Comments

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.

# social-democrats - Monday 25 February, 2019

Explainer: What has led to resignations in the Social Democrats?
# Local Elections
# Local Elections

Explainer: What has led to resignations in the Social Democrats?

Feb 25th 2019, 2:54 PM 31,410 Views 57 Comments

The Social Democrats are reviewing Dublin candidate Ellie Kisyombe’s background in response to a Sunday Times story.

# social-democrats - Wednesday 9 January, 2019

SocDems McNally and Gannon go head-to-head for party's European elections nod
# Dublin
# Dublin

SocDems McNally and Gannon go head-to-head for party's European elections nod

Jan 9th 2019, 2:45 PM 14,875 Views 35 Comments

The number of MEP seats in the Dublin constituency will increase from three to four at this year’s election.

# social-democrats - Saturday 15 September, 2018

Fine Gael loses ground but still manages to increase lead over Fianna Fáil in latest opinion poll
# RedC
# RedC

Fine Gael loses ground but still manages to increase lead over Fianna Fáil in latest opinion poll

Sep 15th 2018, 5:21 PM 19,219 Views 106 Comments

It’s not good news for Micheál Martin heading into the next Dáil term.

# social-democrats - Monday 3 September, 2018

Over 9,500 people sign petition to block sale of former Dublin Magdalene Laundry
# Sean Mcdermott Street
# Sean Mcdermott Street

Over 9,500 people sign petition to block sale of former Dublin Magdalene Laundry

Sep 3rd 2018, 5:28 PM 25,714 Views 40 Comments

A vote on whether to sell the Sean McDermott Street Magdalene Laundry to a Japanese hotel chain has been adjourned.

# social-democrats - Friday 20 July, 2018

Olympic Council has €300,000 funding approved on basis it's not to be used on 'legacy issues'
# Rio Olympics
# Rio Olympics

Olympic Council has €300,000 funding approved on basis it's not to be used on 'legacy issues'

Jul 20th 2018, 6:10 AM 7,352 Views 17 Comments

Last year, €300,000 of government funding was withheld.

# social-democrats - Tuesday 3 July, 2018

TDs to snub 4th of July party at the US ambassador's residence in Dublin tonight
# Boycott
# Boycott

TDs to snub 4th of July party at the US ambassador's residence in Dublin tonight

Jul 3rd 2018, 6:25 PM 36,934 Views 86 Comments

Labour’s Aodhán Ó Ríordáin called for a boycott of the Independence Day celebrations.

# social-democrats - 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 4,957 Views 7 Comments

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

# social-democrats - 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.

# social-democrats - Tuesday 23 January, 2018

Landlords would face much steeper fines for breaching rules under proposed laws
# Vacation Notice
# Vacation Notice

Landlords would face much steeper fines for breaching rules under proposed laws

Jan 23rd 2018, 12:55 PM 21,360 Views 71 Comments

The bill has received cross-party support

# social-democrats - Sunday 24 December, 2017

Government ends year on a high with satisfaction rate boost
# Popularity
# Popularity

Government ends year on a high with satisfaction rate boost

Dec 24th 2017, 9:18 AM 14,099 Views 104 Comments

The latest poll puts Leo Varadkar’s own approval rating at 56%.

# social-democrats - Sunday 8 October, 2017

Poll: Should there be a levy on non-recyclable plastics?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should there be a levy on non-recyclable plastics?

Oct 8th 2017, 9:45 AM 15,741 Views 92 Comments

The Social Democrats want one.

# social-democrats - Saturday 7 October, 2017

Bring JobPath fraud claims to me and I'll investigate, says minister
# Jobseekers
# Jobseekers

Bring JobPath fraud claims to me and I'll investigate, says minister

Oct 7th 2017, 7:30 AM 20,293 Views 28 Comments

Catherine MurphyTD has raised serious concerns in the Dáil regarding the activation programme, JobPath.

# social-democrats - 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 15,845 Views 94 Comments

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

# social-democrats - Tuesday 1 August, 2017

Dáil bar and restaurant tabs 'should be paid at the end of every month'
# Pay Up
# Pay Up

Dáil bar and restaurant tabs 'should be paid at the end of every month'

Aug 1st 2017, 6:00 AM 12,445 Views 55 Comments

Almost €5,500 in unpaid Dáil tabs will be wiped after a series of efforts to recoup the amounts owed failed.

# social-democrats - Sunday 16 July, 2017

Government has 'no plans' to abolish stamp duty for tenants paying over €2,500 a month in rent
# Stamp Duty
# Stamp Duty

Government has 'no plans' to abolish stamp duty for tenants paying over €2,500 a month in rent

Jul 16th 2017, 8:00 AM 10,872 Views 21 Comments

The Social Democrats has criticised the Government over the stamp duty limits.

# social-democrats - 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 17,985 Views 87 Comments

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

# social-democrats - Saturday 1 July, 2017

Paying over €2,500 a month rent in a house share? Then you should be paying stamp duty
# Housing
# Housing

Paying over €2,500 a month rent in a house share? Then you should be paying stamp duty

Jul 1st 2017, 6:30 AM 65,774 Views 42 Comments

Stamp duty is the fee payable on the instruments used to transfer property.

# social-democrats - Sunday 25 June, 2017

'No wonder there's such a delay': Just four staff in unit tasked with delivering housing
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

'No wonder there's such a delay': Just four staff in unit tasked with delivering housing

Jun 25th 2017, 11:51 AM 25,218 Views 43 Comments

Housing minister Eoghan Murphy said this team works with experienced staff within the department, key agencies, local authorities and the construction sector.

Poll: Should speaking time for smaller Dáil parties be reduced?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should speaking time for smaller Dáil parties be reduced?

Jun 25th 2017, 8:45 AM 17,494 Views 61 Comments

Under Fianna Fáil’s proposals, backbenchers from bigger parties would have more time.

# social-democrats - Monday 29 May, 2017

Ireland's secret services handed back €300k despite 'credible concern regarding terrorist activity'
# Irish Secret Service
# Irish Secret Service

Ireland's secret services handed back €300k despite 'credible concern regarding terrorist activity'

May 29th 2017, 4:41 PM 24,523 Views 19 Comments

Catherine Murphy has said she is concerned that not all the money is being spent to secure the country.

# social-democrats - Saturday 4 February, 2017

FactFind: Are there many differences between Fianna Fáil and Soc Dems manifestos?
# All The Facts
# All The Facts

FactFind: Are there many differences between Fianna Fáil and Soc Dems manifestos?

Feb 4th 2017, 12:05 AM 17,716 Views 89 Comments

Stephen Donnelly said there weren’t – and you asked us to check. So we did.

# social-democrats - Friday 3 February, 2017

Pat Casey says it 'wasn't easy to take' Stephen Donnelly joining Fianna Fáil
# New Running Mates
# New Running Mates

Pat Casey says it 'wasn't easy to take' Stephen Donnelly joining Fianna Fáil

Feb 3rd 2017, 8:26 AM 18,637 Views 42 Comments

The former Social Democrat and independent TD has been sharply critical of Fianna Fáil in the past.

# social-democrats - Thursday 2 February, 2017

11 tweets Stephen Donnelly really should have been expecting
# The Receipts
From The Daily Edge
# The Receipts

11 tweets Stephen Donnelly really should have been expecting

Feb 2nd 2017, 2:02 PM 10,190 Views 0 Comments

“Stephen Donnelly Breaks Leg Falling From High Horse.”

# social-democrats - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

New Bill aims to limit media ownership in Ireland
# Media Ownership
# Media Ownership

New Bill aims to limit media ownership in Ireland

Jan 31st 2017, 8:35 PM 12,787 Views 36 Comments

The Social Democrats introduced the Media Ownership 2017 Bill today.

# social-democrats - Sunday 29 January, 2017

Fianna Fáil is the most popular party in the country
# Opinion Poll
# Opinion Poll

Fianna Fáil is the most popular party in the country

Jan 29th 2017, 9:39 AM 13,488 Views 172 Comments

Fine Gael and Sinn Féin have both lost ground.

# social-democrats - 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 13,551 Views 20 Comments

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

# social-democrats - Sunday 27 November, 2016

Fine Gael is most popular party as Fianna Fáil loses ground
# Opinion Poll
# Opinion Poll

Fine Gael is most popular party as Fianna Fáil loses ground

Nov 27th 2016, 1:28 PM 15,616 Views 130 Comments

Sinn Féin and independents have made gains, while the Anti-Austerity Alliance/People Before Profit and the Independent Alliance have lost support.

# social-democrats - 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.

# social-democrats - Tuesday 27 September, 2016

More details of Budget emerge as Noonan briefs ministers
# Two Weeks Out
# Two Weeks Out

More details of Budget emerge as Noonan briefs ministers

Sep 27th 2016, 8:20 PM 36,795 Views 100 Comments

Meanwhile, opposition TDs have slammed reports that a tax break for returning emigrants is being considered.

# social-democrats - Sunday 18 September, 2016

Support for Sinn Féin and independents up, but Fianna Fáil is most popular party
# Mood Of The Nation
# Mood Of The Nation

Support for Sinn Féin and independents up, but Fianna Fáil is most popular party

Sep 18th 2016, 8:02 AM 12,672 Views 112 Comments

According to the latest opinion poll, at least.