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Fine Gael has already forgotten the lessons of last year’s General Election

As Fine Gael gather for their think-in it seems that they have already forgotten what they were told by the electorate last year – “people want decent services not tax cuts,” claimed Roisin Shortall TD, co-leader of the Social Democrats. “The Taoiseach and his Cabinet colleagues are hung up on the notion of tax cuts for middle income earners, while what people in that Read More

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Grave concerns for local community in Ballymun after shooting today

Róisín Shortall, TD for Ballymun and co-leader of the Social Democrats, expressed her horror at this afternoon’s shooting incident in Ballymun and at the shocking loss of life. She voiced her grave concerns about the impact on the local community in Ballymun. Róisín Shortall said: “This afternoons gun attack in Ballymun where two people lost their lives and a number of other people were Read More

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Toland Review group should monitor and oversee reform in dysfunctional Department of Justice

The independent Toland Review group which found the Department of Justice to be closed and secretive should be invited back to conduct an urgent progress update on its reform recommendations, the Social Democrats said today. The party’s co-leader Róisín Shortall TD said: “The events of the past few days have Read More

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Minister for Justice must end evasion and answer key questions about McCabe email affair

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan still has important questions to answer in relation to his department’s handling of the McCabe email affair, the co-leader of the Social Democrats, Róisín Shortall TD, said tonight. Deputy Shortall accused the Minister of evasion in how he handled a series of questions which she raised Read More