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# Social Democrats

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'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.
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.
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.
With 10 days left, the latest poll is very bad news for Fine Gael
The party has dropped five points since the election started.
People are bankrupting themselves to help the SocDems - Catherine Murphy
The new party is garnering more attention after last night’s leaders’ debate.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
The SocDems won't cut USC, but will abolish water charges and reduce bus fares
The party is launching its general election manifesto today.
The 8 most likely governments after the next election
As the election looms large, we assess what coalition options are on the table.
Blow for the Social Democrats as councillor withdraws from election
Longford councillor Gerry Warnock cited “family and professional obligations” as the reason.
Dáil hopeful claims 'establishment' to blame for mysterious poster theft
Eight posters advertising Anne-Marie McNally’s public meeting on corruption have mysteriously disappeared.
'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.
Could this new plan get rid of corruption in Irish society?
The party is looking to Australia for inspiration.
The SocDems have ruled out an election pact with Sinn Féin
Catherine Murphy is worried some of the left’s ideas could be unconstitutional.
This ex-Fianna Fáil activist is among the latest batch of SocDem candidates
Ken Curtin and three other Dáil candidates are being unveiled this morning.
Could it really cost just €13 million to abolish Irish Water?
The Social Democrats made the claim while launching their pre-budget submission this morning.
Enda is the most popular leader in the country, but it's not all good news for him
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
As is a former Labour councillor who is very critical of his old party.
Labour senator turned Soc Dem takes aim at 'cynical' Leinster House
He was speaking at today’s unveiling of the party’s five new general election candidates.
New poll shows a surge in support for independents
This comes in the same week that the Social Democrats party was launched.
Poll: Renua or the Social Democrats?
Is this town big enough for both of them?
Do the Social Democrats believe in the rule of law?
There is no future for our democracy in people picking and choosing which laws they obey, writes Labour TD Derek Nolan.
'We've a new Troika in town': Joan doesn't think much of the new party
The Tánaiste has been reacting to the launch of the Social Democrats yesterday.
Poll: Would you vote for the Social Democrats?
Ireland’s newest party is looking for your vote.
6 things you need to know about Ireland's newest political party
What can we expect from the Social Democrats?
We asked Stephen Donnelly to tell us more about his brand new party
One of the three leaders of the Social Democrats spoke to about the new party today.
Ireland's newest political party will abolish water charges and repeal the 8th
The Social Democrats launched in Dublin today. Here’s what we know so far…
Could 'Social Democrats' be the name of this new party... and will this senator be involved?
Despite declaring as an independent candidate, senator Katherine Zappone could still join the rumoured new party.
After 'super-result' Merkel begins search for German coalition partner
“The Merkel Republic,” ran the headline for a commentary on news site Spiegel Online as the German chancellor saw off the challenge of the Social Democrats but did not win an outright majority.
Merkel's coalition in neck-and-neck regional election
Angela Merkel’s CDU-Free Democrats coalition is neck and neck with an opposition alliance in elections in Lower Saxony.
Greens tell Gilmore: 'You'll need to convince German allies on bank deal'
The Green Party points out that Labour’s sister party in Germany is opposed to letting banks borrow straight from the ESM.
Victory for Social Democrats in Portuguese election as Socialist government falls
As happened in Ireland, the unpopular government who sought an international bailout has been ousted.
Parties bypass True Finns to agree support for Portuguese bailout
Timo Soimi’s True Finns are sidelined as three other large parties agree to support a parliamentary vote to approve the loan.
Merkel's Christian Democrat party loses support to Greens
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s leadership is on rocky ground following a surge of support in the anti-nuclear Green Party in the wake of Japan’s Fukushima disaster.