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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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Priorities for new Dáil term focus on housing, health, sustainable growth and anti-corruption

The Social Democrats today set out the party’s priorities for the new Dáil term, with a focus on effective measures to address people’s housing and health needs, ensure sustainable economic growth, and tackle corruption. Speaking ahead of the resumption of the Dáil after the summer break, the party’s joint leaders Read More

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Government legislative programme sets bar pathetically low in tackling corruption

The government’s legislative programme for the new Dáil term totally lacks any sign of ambition when it comes to tackling corruption and white-collar crime, the Social Democrats said today. The party’s co-leader Róisín Shortall TD said: “It is both pathetic and dispiriting that the government has set the bar so Read More