TD for Dublin North-West, co-leader and co-founder of the Social Democrats

First elected to the Dáil in 1992, Róisín has been re-elected at every General Election since – giving her over 25 years’ experience in national politics.

A former primary school teacher with a degree in Economics and Politics, Róisín has throughout her career been particularly vocal on social justice issues, healthcare in all its forms, and good governance.

As Minister of State for Health, Róisín resigned her position in 2012 on grounds of principle, refusing to support what she saw as poor policy decisions.

Róisín is passionate about accountability and fair distribution of resources.

Under Róisín’s leadership, the Social Democrats have been at the heart of developing a 10-year vision to transform the Irish Health System. The Sláintecare plan is Ireland’s version of the UK’s NHS.

Under Róisín’s leadership, the Social Democrats have been at the heart of developing a 10-year vision to transform the Irish Health System. The Sláintecare plan is Ireland’s version of the UK’s NHS.

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3 weeks ago

Róisín Shortall

I am very proud that the Social Democrats candidate in your local election constituency of Ballymun-Finglas is Mary Callaghan. Mary is an excellent candidate, a very dedicated and hardworking person with the highest standards of integrity. Please give her your Number 1 vote this Friday 24th May. ... See MoreSee Less

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Sorry,I am Bangladeshe.

4 weeks ago

Róisín Shortall

Patricia Roe is the Social Democrats candidate for Artane-Whitehall. I believe she will be a great councillor for the area. As the only candidate living locally she will be a strong honest voice for the people of Whitehall, Santry and Beaumont. ... See MoreSee Less

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FF candidate lives in Celtic park is that not local Roisin?

1 month ago

Róisín Shortall

Tusla National Child and Family Support Week takes place from May 13th-19th. Local events will take place in communities across Ireland.
For full details on Tusla family and parenting supports, and for public events that are being held during the week, visit www.tusla.ie/
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Tusla National Child and Family Support Week takes place from May 13th-19th. Local events will take place in communities across Ireland. 
For full details on Tusla family and parenting supports, and for public events that are being held during the week, visit https://www.tusla.ie/

1 month ago

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Looking forward to being on @morningireland to talk about the new Children's Hospital and the importance of equity of access for all children.

Tusla has a significant need for Social Workers and is holding an Open Day this Friday, June 14th from 10am, in its @Tusla head office in Dublin. For more details visit https://t.co/4YYNzmjEHf, or register at https://t.co/ttMUuMp7P1

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Róisín Shortall’s Office Details

Róisín Shortall TD,
Dáil Éireann,
Leinster House,
Kildare Street.

Tel: 01-6183593

[email protected]

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