Shortall welcomes suspension of nurses’ strike

Shortall welcomes suspension of nurses’ strike

00 “It is very regrettable that this issue had to come down to the wire before the government as the nurses’ employer engaged constructively with union representatives.” Social Democrats co-leader Róisín Shortall TD has welcomed tonight’s suspension of further...
Social Democrats welcome passage of abortion legislation

Social Democrats welcome passage of abortion legislation

11 “This is a hugely significant and very welcome journey towards State provision of safe and legal healthcare for women and girls in our country.” The Social Democrats tonight welcomed the passage through the Oireachtas of the Regulation of Termination of...
Brexit deal welcome, but optimism may be premature yet

Brexit deal welcome, but optimism may be premature yet

31 “This step in reaching an agreement is very welcome progress. However, it would be naïve to ignore the political realities facing the deal in the current political environment of the UK.” The Social Democrats have tonight welcomed the progress on Brexit but...
Budget 2019 leaves parents short-changed by 10 weeks on parental leave

Budget 2019 leaves parents short-changed by 10 weeks on parental leave

21 “Today’s Budget provides for an extra two weeks of paid parental leave per parent. This is a meagre allocation – and it doesn’t even kick in until November of next year.” Social Democrats Spokesperson on Children, Councillor Jennifer Whitmore, has said the...