UK Brexit White Paper lays foundation but pitfalls remain

UK Brexit White Paper lays foundation but pitfalls remain

00 “From a first reading of the White Paper, there are elements that are not perfect, or indeed realistic. But crucially for Ireland, it points towards a realisation that a ‘soft Brexit’ is not only desirable for the UK, but in many ways inevitable.” Social...
Government disrespecting the Constitutional Convention

Government disrespecting the Constitutional Convention

00 Government disrespecting the Constitutional Convention   “The Government is shirking its responsibility to implement the decisions of the Constitutional Convention which proposed a series of alternatives and additions to the article on women in the home.”...
Clarity Needed on Sláintecare Appointment

Clarity Needed on Sláintecare Appointment

03   “It is now time for the government to commit to fully funding Sláintecare. We are still waiting on the Government to agree their official response to the plan, despite it being promised before last Christmas” Róisín Shortall TD, Co-Leader of the Social Democrats...
Shortall welcomes restructuring of Department of Justice

Shortall welcomes restructuring of Department of Justice

00   “If we are to ensure accountability at every level, the overly close and cosy relationship between the Department and senior Gardaí must come to an end” Co-leader of the Social Democrats, Róisín Shortall TD, has welcomed the Minister for Justice’s...
Over a million energy customers over-paying for electricity and gas

Over a million energy customers over-paying for electricity and gas

01 “The spin from the Regulator is that we have some of the highest switching rates in Europe but that ignores the fact that over a million Irish customers are not on the best available deal. How can this be considered a successful outcome?” Social Democrats...
Refusal to create public banking system very dissapointing

Refusal to create public banking system very dissapointing

00 “People feel extremely sore about how the banks acted and indeed continue to act with almost impunity and most people, given the choice, would prefer not to have to deal with them.” Social Democrats TD Catherine Murphy has said she is disappointed but not...