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# Social Democrats

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# Housing Crisis
'No wonder there's such a delay': Just four staff in unit tasked with delivering housing
Housing minister Eoghan Murphy said this team works with experienced staff within the department, key agencies, local authorities and the construction sector.
# Your Say
Poll: Should speaking time for smaller Dáil parties be reduced?
Under Fianna Fáil’s proposals, backbenchers from bigger parties would have more time.
# Irish secret service
Ireland's secret services handed back €300k despite 'credible concern regarding terrorist activity'
Catherine Murphy has said she is concerned that not all the money is being spent to secure the country.
# all the facts
FactFind: Are there many differences between Fianna Fáil and Soc Dems manifestos?
Stephen Donnelly said there weren’t – and you asked us to check. So we did.
# new running mates
Pat Casey says it 'wasn't easy to take' Stephen Donnelly joining Fianna Fáil
The former Social Democrat and independent TD has been sharply critical of Fianna Fáil in the past.
# the receipts
11 tweets Stephen Donnelly really should have been expecting
“Stephen Donnelly Breaks Leg Falling From High Horse.”
# Media ownership
New Bill aims to limit media ownership in Ireland
The Social Democrats introduced the Media Ownership 2017 Bill today.
# Opinion Poll
Fianna Fáil is the most popular party in the country
Fine Gael and Sinn Féin have both lost ground.
# soc it to dem
Stephen Donnelly briefly blocked on Twitter by Social Democrats
His former party said it was a mistake and they are “looking into what happened”.
# Opinion Poll
Fine Gael is most popular party as Fianna Fáil loses ground
Sinn Féin and independents have made gains, while the Anti-Austerity Alliance/People Before Profit and the Independent Alliance have lost support.
# 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.
# Two weeks out
More details of Budget emerge as Noonan briefs ministers
Meanwhile, opposition TDs have slammed reports that a tax break for returning emigrants is being considered.
# mood of the nation
Support for Sinn Féin and independents up, but Fianna Fáil is most popular party
According to the latest opinion poll, at least.
# 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.
# so long farewell
What next for the Social Democrats?
In a shock announcement yesterday, Wicklow TD Stephen Donnelly said he is leaving the party.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Monday
Stephen Donnelly’s Soc Dem departure, crisis pregnancy agencies and a wildfire in Spain had everyone talking…
# decisions decisions
Stephen Donnelly won't rule out joining another party after Soc Dem departure
He said he would be consulting with supporters in his constituency before deciding the way forward.
# Social Democrats
Government accused of facilitating tax avoidance by vulture funds
Social Democrats TD Stephen Donnelly told that the government sold a €400 million loanbook for just €80 million
# Money Money Money
These two men accounted for nearly 50% of personal political donations in 2015
Fine Gael’s Michael D’Arcy and Paschal Donohoe received €15,000 in private donations between them last year.
# 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.
# James Heffernan
Senator arrested after walking into Temple Bar crime scene
James Heffernan was released an hour and a half later.
# 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.
WHERE IT'S AT: Neck and neck between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael as counts go through the night
We have all the news, results and reaction for what has been one of the most dramatic elections in recent times.
# nearly there now
9 things we learned from the general election campaign
It’s all over bar the voting.
# The Final Countdown
Last poll: Fine Gael and Labour could be within touching distance of re-election
A poll carried out by DIT for has Fine Gael slightly higher than the recent polls.
# 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.
"People will open the door, see I'm a canvasser and sigh"
Canvassing for a political party can be tough – but it’s also addictive, writes Sharon Nolan.
# 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.
# General Election
What's it like to be a first-time candidate? We went canvassing to find out
You hear a lot about water charges, unwanted trees and Angela Merkel.
# Election 2016
With 10 days left, the latest poll is very bad news for Fine Gael
The party has dropped five points since the election started.
# 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.
# Searching for answers
'Is Labour dead?': We answer the big election questions you've been Googling
You’ve asked the search engine some pretty odd and interesting questions.
# High Table Election Debates
Gannon vs. Nolan: These two lads had a red-hot row about social democracy
In our fourth High Table Election Debate, the Social Democrats go up against Labour.
# poster pin ups
Here's what our political parties have spent on election posters *
The ones that would tell us that is. asked all parties in the general election what their poster budget amounted to – here’s what we found out.
# High Table Election Debates
Lucinda vs. Donnelly: These two may sound like one, but they insist they're not the same
The leaders of Renua and the Social Democrats debated the issues and, surprisingly, found quite a bit of common ground.
# 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.
# Election 2016
The 8 most likely governments after the next election
As the election looms large, we assess what coalition options are on the table.
# He's out
Blow for the Social Democrats as councillor withdraws from election
Longford councillor Gerry Warnock cited “family and professional obligations” as the reason.
# poster wars
Dáil hopeful claims 'establishment' to blame for mysterious poster theft
Eight posters advertising Anne-Marie McNally’s public meeting on corruption have mysteriously disappeared.
# 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.