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# Social Democrats

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# golden circles
Could this new plan get rid of corruption in Irish society?
The party is looking to Australia for inspiration.
# Right2Change
The SocDems have ruled out an election pact with Sinn Féin
Catherine Murphy is worried some of the left’s ideas could be unconstitutional.
# dáil hopefuls
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.
# SocDems
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.
# State of the Nation
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…
# soc dems
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.
# soc it to dem
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 parties
New poll shows a surge in support for independents
This comes in the same week that the Social Democrats party was launched.
# Your Say
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.
# smackdown
'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
Poll: Would you vote for the Social Democrats?
Ireland’s newest party is looking for your vote.
# Social Democrats
6 things you need to know about Ireland's newest political party
What can we expect from the Social Democrats?
# 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.
# Social Democrats
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…
# Party On
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.
# Germany
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.
# Green Party of Germany
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.
# Debt Crisis
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.
# Portugal
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.
# Finland
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.
# Germany
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.