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ABP Submission on the new Civic Plaza at College Green

Proposed Development of a New Civic Plaza at College Green Dublin 2 and Ancillary Traffic Management Measures Submission from Róisín Shortall TD: An Bord Pleanála Oral Hearing Gresham Hotel, O’Connell Street Dublin 1 March 13th 2018 I would like to begin by saying that while we are strongly in favour of general improvements to the public realm in Dublin city, we cannot support the Read More

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Social Democrats’ Bill to protect tenants and stem homelessness

The Social Democrats today publish a Bill to help tackle hasty evictions, unfair rent hikes and growing homelessness by strengthening tenants’ rights. The party is seeking cross-party support for its Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Bill 2018 which extends the minimum notice period for terminations of tenancies and strengthens tenants’ rights in relation to how rent caps are monitored and applied. Party co-leader Róisín Shortall TD will Read More

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Government failing growing numbers of working people at risk of poverty

Social Democrats co-leader Róisín Shortall TD, responding to a Social Justice Ireland report that shows more than 104,000 working people at risk of poverty, today said: “The findings of the Poverty Focus 2018 report are very disturbing and show just how much this government is failing working people and their Read More

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Government inaction on GP crisis means medical card holders denied basic services

Social Democrats co-leader Róisín Shortall TD has strongly criticised Government inaction on the crisis in General Practice which means medical card patients are increasingly being refused access to basic GP services. Deputy Shortall said: “Today’s Sunday Business Post health feature clearly demonstrates that there is a very real crisis in General Practice Read More