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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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Response to record levels of hospital overcrowding too little too late

Social Democrats co-leader Róisín Shortall TD has criticised the government’s belated efforts to tackle the ongoing crisis of hospital overcrowding which reached a new peak this week. Deputy Shortall was commenting on the latest figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives’ Organisation which show that the number of people on Read More

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Government betraying people with disabilities over crucial UN Convention

Social Democrats co-leader Róisín Shortall TD has accused the government of betraying people with disabilities by refusing to give them the right to bring complaints to an important UN body. Deputy Shortall was commenting after it emerged from an official source that the government does not intend for the foreseeable Read More