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# social-democrats - Wednesday 7 September, 2016

Stephen Donnelly is all on his own in the Dáil chamber after quitting the SocDems
# Dems The Breaks
# Dems The Breaks

Stephen Donnelly is all on his own in the Dáil chamber after quitting the SocDems

Sep 7th 2016, 1:12 PM 22,085 Views 43 Comments

Okay, not quite ‘on his own’ – but six degrees of separation away from his former colleagues.

# social-democrats - Tuesday 6 September, 2016

What next for the Social Democrats?
# So Long Farewell
# So Long Farewell

What next for the Social Democrats?

Sep 6th 2016, 6:15 AM 13,033 Views 51 Comments

In a shock announcement yesterday, Wicklow TD Stephen Donnelly said he is leaving the party.

# social-democrats - Monday 5 September, 2016

Here's What Happened Today: Monday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Sep 5th 2016, 10:45 PM 13,876 Views 0 Comments

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
# Decisions Decisions
# Decisions Decisions

Stephen Donnelly won't rule out joining another party after Soc Dem departure

Sep 5th 2016, 6:44 PM 20,957 Views 73 Comments

He said he would be consulting with supporters in his constituency before deciding the way forward.

# social-democrats - Thursday 7 July, 2016

Government accused of facilitating tax avoidance by vulture funds
# Social Democrats
# Social Democrats

Government accused of facilitating tax avoidance by vulture funds

Jul 7th 2016, 4:20 PM 16,493 Views 60 Comments

Social Democrats TD Stephen Donnelly told TheJournal.ie that the government sold a €400 million loanbook for just €80 million

# social-democrats - Tuesday 17 May, 2016

These two men accounted for nearly 50% of personal political donations in 2015
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

These two men accounted for nearly 50% of personal political donations in 2015

May 17th 2016, 6:45 PM 31,165 Views 37 Comments

Fine Gael’s Michael D’Arcy and Paschal Donohoe received €15,000 in private donations between them last year.

# social-democrats - Wednesday 6 April, 2016

Joan Burton hopes to do a deal with the SocDems and the Greens
# Likeminded
# Likeminded

Joan Burton hopes to do a deal with the SocDems and the Greens

Apr 6th 2016, 6:13 PM 19,263 Views 88 Comments

Labour wants to align with the SocDems and the Greens in the new Dáil.

# social-democrats - Friday 11 March, 2016

Senator arrested after walking into Temple Bar crime scene
# James Heffernan
# James Heffernan

Senator arrested after walking into Temple Bar crime scene

Mar 11th 2016, 9:40 AM 59,252 Views 70 Comments

James Heffernan was released an hour and a half later.

# social-democrats - Monday 29 February, 2016

Did the Social Democrats really have a good election?
# New Kids On The Block
# New Kids On The Block

Did the Social Democrats really have a good election?

Feb 29th 2016, 8:00 PM 23,500 Views 60 Comments

The party got a strong vote in its first electoral test but it has stood still in terms of Dáil numbers.

# social-democrats - Sunday 28 February, 2016

WHERE IT'S AT: Neck and neck between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael as counts go through the night
Live Feb 28th 2016, 2:30 AM

WHERE IT'S AT: Neck and neck between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael as counts go through the night

# social-democrats - Thursday 25 February, 2016

9 things we learned from the general election campaign
# Nearly There Now
# Nearly There Now

9 things we learned from the general election campaign

Feb 25th 2016, 9:30 PM 20,819 Views 63 Comments

It’s all over bar the voting.

Last poll: Fine Gael and Labour could be within touching distance of re-election
# The Final Countdown
# The Final Countdown

Last poll: Fine Gael and Labour could be within touching distance of re-election

Feb 25th 2016, 1:56 PM 61,413 Views 263 Comments

A poll carried out by DIT for TheJournal.ie has Fine Gael slightly higher than the recent polls.

# social-democrats - Wednesday 24 February, 2016

'There's a reason no Fine Gael government has ever been re-elected' - former minister
# Two Days To Go
# Two Days To Go

'There's a reason no Fine Gael government has ever been re-elected' - former minister

Feb 24th 2016, 2:45 PM 21,929 Views 95 Comments

Róisín Shortall is not impressed with Enda Kenny or her old party, Labour.

# social-democrats - Tuesday 23 February, 2016

"People will open the door, see I'm a canvasser and sigh"
# Opinion
# Opinion

"People will open the door, see I'm a canvasser and sigh"

Feb 23rd 2016, 5:00 PM 397 Views 44 Comments

Canvassing for a political party can be tough – but it’s also addictive, writes Sharon Nolan.

# social-democrats - Sunday 21 February, 2016

Canvassing with the Soc Dems on rainy Grafton Street: 'You're kicking ass'
# Election 2016
# Election 2016

Canvassing with the Soc Dems on rainy Grafton Street: 'You're kicking ass'

Feb 21st 2016, 6:10 PM 16,725 Views 62 Comments

The Social Democrats were out in force for a Dublin city centre canvass this afternoon.

# social-democrats - Saturday 20 February, 2016

What's it like to be a first-time candidate? We went canvassing to find out
# General Election
# General Election

What's it like to be a first-time candidate? We went canvassing to find out

Feb 20th 2016, 10:00 PM 20,689 Views 68 Comments

You hear a lot about water charges, unwanted trees and Angela Merkel.

# social-democrats - Tuesday 16 February, 2016

With 10 days left, the latest poll is very bad news for Fine Gael
# Election 2016
# Election 2016

With 10 days left, the latest poll is very bad news for Fine Gael

Feb 16th 2016, 9:00 PM 46,430 Views 235 Comments

The party has dropped five points since the election started.

People are bankrupting themselves to help the SocDems - Catherine Murphy
# New Kids On The Block
# New Kids On The Block

People are bankrupting themselves to help the SocDems - Catherine Murphy

Feb 16th 2016, 1:07 PM 28,415 Views 63 Comments

The new party is garnering more attention after last night’s leaders’ debate.

# social-democrats - Thursday 11 February, 2016

'Is Labour dead?': We answer the big election questions you've been Googling
# Searching For Answers
# Searching For Answers

'Is Labour dead?': We answer the big election questions you've been Googling

Feb 11th 2016, 9:00 AM 18,752 Views 46 Comments

You’ve asked the search engine some pretty odd and interesting questions.

# social-democrats - Wednesday 10 February, 2016

Gannon vs. Nolan: These two lads had a red-hot row about social democracy
# High Table Election Debates
# High Table Election Debates

Gannon vs. Nolan: These two lads had a red-hot row about social democracy

Feb 10th 2016, 8:00 AM 20,232 Views 40 Comments

In our fourth High Table Election Debate, the Social Democrats go up against Labour.

# social-democrats - Sunday 7 February, 2016

Here's what our political parties have spent on election posters *
# Poster Pin Ups
# Poster Pin Ups

Here's what our political parties have spent on election posters *

Feb 7th 2016, 7:45 AM 23,191 Views 52 Comments

The ones that would tell us that is. TheJournal.ie asked all parties in the general election what their poster budget amounted to – here’s what we found out.

# social-democrats - Friday 29 January, 2016

Lucinda vs. Donnelly: These two may sound like one, but they insist they're not the same
# High Table Election Debates
# High Table Election Debates

Lucinda vs. Donnelly: These two may sound like one, but they insist they're not the same

Jan 29th 2016, 9:00 AM 21,717 Views 73 Comments

The leaders of Renua and the Social Democrats debated the issues and, surprisingly, found quite a bit of common ground.

# social-democrats - Friday 22 January, 2016

The SocDems won't cut USC, but will abolish water charges and reduce bus fares
# Soc It To Them
# Soc It To Them

The SocDems won't cut USC, but will abolish water charges and reduce bus fares

Jan 22nd 2016, 12:40 PM 24,902 Views 195 Comments

The party is launching its general election manifesto today.

# social-democrats - Sunday 17 January, 2016

The 8 most likely governments after the next election
# Election 2016
# Election 2016

The 8 most likely governments after the next election

Jan 17th 2016, 9:30 PM 48,420 Views 123 Comments

As the election looms large, we assess what coalition options are on the table.

# social-democrats - Wednesday 13 January, 2016

Blow for the Social Democrats as councillor withdraws from election
# He's Out
# He's Out

Blow for the Social Democrats as councillor withdraws from election

Jan 13th 2016, 5:15 PM 16,314 Views 44 Comments

Longford councillor Gerry Warnock cited “family and professional obligations” as the reason.

# social-democrats - Thursday 7 January, 2016

Dáil hopeful claims 'establishment' to blame for mysterious poster theft
# Poster Wars
# Poster Wars

Dáil hopeful claims 'establishment' to blame for mysterious poster theft

Jan 7th 2016, 8:30 PM 13,057 Views 57 Comments

Eight posters advertising Anne-Marie McNally’s public meeting on corruption have mysteriously disappeared.

# social-democrats - Tuesday 8 December, 2015

'It sickened me but I can’t honestly say I am hugely surprised'
# Rté Investigates
# Rté Investigates

'It sickened me but I can’t honestly say I am hugely surprised'

Dec 8th 2015, 5:50 PM 32,904 Views 85 Comments

The Dáil has been discussing the revelations in last night’s RTÉ Investigates programme.

# social-democrats - Tuesday 17 November, 2015

Could this new plan get rid of corruption in Irish society?
# Golden Circles
# Golden Circles

Could this new plan get rid of corruption in Irish society?

Nov 17th 2015, 11:00 AM 15,313 Views 40 Comments

The party is looking to Australia for inspiration.

# social-democrats - Friday 30 October, 2015

The SocDems have ruled out an election pact with Sinn Féin
# Right2Change
# Right2Change

The SocDems have ruled out an election pact with Sinn Féin

Oct 30th 2015, 4:45 PM 17,443 Views 179 Comments

Catherine Murphy is worried some of the left’s ideas could be unconstitutional.

# social-democrats - Tuesday 20 October, 2015

This ex-Fianna Fáil activist is among the latest batch of SocDem candidates
# Dáil Hopefuls
# Dáil Hopefuls

This ex-Fianna Fáil activist is among the latest batch of SocDem candidates

Oct 20th 2015, 10:30 AM 13,173 Views 36 Comments

Ken Curtin and three other Dáil candidates are being unveiled this morning.

# social-democrats - Monday 12 October, 2015

Could it really cost just €13 million to abolish Irish Water?
# SocDems
# SocDems

Could it really cost just €13 million to abolish Irish Water?

Oct 12th 2015, 12:14 PM 25,739 Views 98 Comments

The Social Democrats made the claim while launching their pre-budget submission this morning.

# social-democrats - Thursday 24 September, 2015

Enda is the most popular leader in the country, but it's not all good news for him
# State Of The Nation
# State Of The Nation

Enda is the most popular leader in the country, but it's not all good news for him

Sep 24th 2015, 11:57 AM 18,735 Views 125 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

The woman who famously challenged Seán Gallagher is running for the Dáil
# Soc Dems
# Soc Dems

The woman who famously challenged Seán Gallagher is running for the Dáil

Sep 24th 2015, 11:36 AM 30,669 Views 41 Comments

As is a former Labour councillor who is very critical of his old party.

# social-democrats - Friday 4 September, 2015

Labour senator turned Soc Dem takes aim at 'cynical' Leinster House
# Soc It To Dem
# Soc It To Dem

Labour senator turned Soc Dem takes aim at 'cynical' Leinster House

Sep 4th 2015, 1:32 PM 14,515 Views 91 Comments

He was speaking at today’s unveiling of the party’s five new general election candidates.

# social-democrats - Sunday 19 July, 2015

New poll shows a surge in support for independents
# New Parties
# New Parties

New poll shows a surge in support for independents

Jul 19th 2015, 7:30 AM 19,177 Views 88 Comments

This comes in the same week that the Social Democrats party was launched.

# social-democrats - Saturday 18 July, 2015

Poll: Renua or the Social Democrats?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Renua or the Social Democrats?

Jul 18th 2015, 8:15 AM 24,666 Views 117 Comments

Is this town big enough for both of them?

# social-democrats - Friday 17 July, 2015

Do the Social Democrats believe in the rule of law?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Do the Social Democrats believe in the rule of law?

Jul 17th 2015, 9:00 PM 135 Views 158 Comments

There is no future for our democracy in people picking and choosing which laws they obey, writes Labour TD Derek Nolan.

# social-democrats - Thursday 16 July, 2015

'We've a new Troika in town': Joan doesn't think much of the new party
# Smackdown
# Smackdown

'We've a new Troika in town': Joan doesn't think much of the new party

Jul 16th 2015, 8:05 PM 17,901 Views 91 Comments

The Tánaiste has been reacting to the launch of the Social Democrats yesterday.

Poll: Would you vote for the Social Democrats?
# Poll
# Poll

Poll: Would you vote for the Social Democrats?

Jul 16th 2015, 9:20 AM 25,071 Views 128 Comments

Ireland’s newest party is looking for your vote.

6 things you need to know about Ireland's newest political party
# Social Democrats
# Social Democrats

6 things you need to know about Ireland's newest political party

Jul 16th 2015, 6:05 AM 18,481 Views 59 Comments

What can we expect from the Social Democrats?