Roisin Shortall

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(Front from left to right)  Catherine Murphy,   Róisín Shortall  and newly elected councillors at the Social Democrats conference in Dublin on Saturday. Photograph: Leah Farrell/RollingNews

The Social Democrats launched a wide-ranning attack on the Fine Gael-led Government and its market-led solutions to issues such as health and housing (...)

 Green Party European election candidate Ciarán Cuffe (left) and Social Democrats candidate Gary Gannon at the Simmonscourt count centre. Few predicted Gannon would do so well. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The story of this year’s local elections was driven by narratives around the biggest winners and losers, and the Civil War politics of Fine Gael and F(...)

Sources say the report contains a detailed roadmap for removing private patients from public hospitals. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Plans to remove private healthcare from public hospitals, a cornerstone of the Sláintecare reform plan, are likely to take considerably longer and be (...)

Katherine Zappone and Tanya Ward with, from left, Mary Lou McDonald, Brendan Howlin, Dara Calleary, Regina Doherty, Eamon Ryan, Róisín Shortall and Richard Boyd Barrett. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A three-year plan to eradicate consistent poverty among children, led by the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, is necessary if the issue is to be taken seriousl(...)

Ireland currently offers one of the lowest levels of parental leave in the EU. Photograph: iStock

Legislation to increase unpaid parental leave from 18 weeks to 26 weeks is expected to be enacted before the summer. It will be implemented on a phas(...)

Citywide Drugs Crisis Campaign has called for the decriminalisation of drug use. Photograph: PA

The shame and self-loathing experienced be people addicted to illegal drugs were compounded by being criminalised, a recovering addict has warned. I(...)

British prime minister  Theresa May speaks in Parliament after a no-deal Brexit was rejected in a vote on Wednesday evening. Photograph: Reuters TV

Now Theresa. As far as that new extension in Westminster is concerned, don’t be doing anything mad. Go in just under the planning guidelines. Nothing(...)

“Our core objective is to shift the majority of care from the acute to the community setting to bring care closer to home for service users,” Minister for Health Simon Harris said on Wednesday. Photograph: James Forde

The Government is to assess the existing contracts of health workers as part of a move to providing more care in the community and, possibly, extended(...)

Ellie Kisyombe, still a candidate for Social Democrats in local elections.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

On February 22nd, senior members of the Social Democrats were called to a hastily-convened meeting on foot of allegations made six days before about o(...)

Ellie Kisyombe says she sought asylum immediately after arriving at Dublin airport in 2010. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Social Democrats asked Ellie Kisyombe to suspend her campaign while the party conducted a review of her backstory, The Irish Times has learned. H(...)

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