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# Social Democrats

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Fine Gael loses ground but still manages to increase lead over Fianna Fáil in latest opinion poll
It’s not good news for Micheál Martin heading into the next Dáil term.
Over 9,500 people sign petition to block sale of former Dublin Magdalene Laundry
A vote on whether to sell the Sean McDermott Street Magdalene Laundry to a Japanese hotel chain has been adjourned.
Olympic Council has €300,000 funding approved on basis it's not to be used on 'legacy issues'
Last year, €300,000 of government funding was withheld.
TDs to snub 4th of July party at the US ambassador's residence in Dublin tonight
Labour’s Aodhán Ó Ríordáin called for a boycott of the Independence Day celebrations.
It's 2018 and the Irish media is still talking about the 'sex appeal' of female politicians
A headline in the Irish Examiner read ‘There’s no denying Mary Lou’s sex appeal’.
Government will not oppose Bill that will extend unpaid parental leave to six months
Under current rules, parents are entitled to 18 weeks unpaid leave.
Landlords would face much steeper fines for breaching rules under proposed laws
The bill has received cross-party support
Government ends year on a high with satisfaction rate boost
The latest poll puts Leo Varadkar’s own approval rating at 56%.
Poll: Should there be a levy on non-recyclable plastics?
The Social Democrats want one.
Bring JobPath fraud claims to me and I'll investigate, says minister
Catherine MurphyTD has raised serious concerns in the Dáil regarding the activation programme, JobPath.
Call for 'use it or lose it' policy to stop land hoarding by speculators
The Social Democrats party has said land hoarding is happening on a widespread basis and speculators “need to be taken on”.
Dáil bar and restaurant tabs 'should be paid at the end of every month'
Almost €5,500 in unpaid Dáil tabs will be wiped after a series of efforts to recoup the amounts owed failed.
Government has 'no plans' to abolish stamp duty for tenants paying over €2,500 a month in rent
The Social Democrats has criticised the Government over the stamp duty limits.
'The joke is actually on us': Dáil to decide on bill to abolish blasphemy as a crime
The Social Democrats have brought proposals, citing the recent example of the complaint made against Stephen Fry.
Paying over €2,500 a month rent in a house share? Then you should be paying stamp duty
Stamp duty is the fee payable on the instruments used to transfer property.
'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.
Poll: Should speaking time for smaller Dáil parties be reduced?
Under Fianna Fáil’s proposals, backbenchers from bigger parties would have more time.
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.
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.
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.
11 tweets Stephen Donnelly really should have been expecting
“Stephen Donnelly Breaks Leg Falling From High Horse.”
New Bill aims to limit media ownership in Ireland
The Social Democrats introduced the Media Ownership 2017 Bill today.
Fianna Fáil is the most popular party in the country
Fine Gael and Sinn Féin have both lost ground.
Stephen Donnelly briefly blocked on Twitter by Social Democrats
His former party said it was a mistake and they are “looking into what happened”.
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.
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.
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.
Support for Sinn Féin and independents up, but Fianna Fáil is most popular party
According to the latest opinion poll, at least.
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.
What next for the Social Democrats?
In a shock announcement yesterday, Wicklow TD Stephen Donnelly said he is leaving the party.
Here's What Happened Today: Monday
Stephen Donnelly’s Soc Dem departure, crisis pregnancy agencies and a wildfire in Spain had everyone talking…
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.
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
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.
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.
Senator arrested after walking into Temple Bar crime scene
James Heffernan was released an hour and a half later.
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.
9 things we learned from the general election campaign
It’s all over bar the voting.
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.