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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Great to have received confirmation today that the new 40E bus service that will connect with Broombridge Luas station will begin on December 2nd. I will have timetables and maps shortly and will be sure to post them here. ... See MoreSee Less


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1 month ago

Róisín Shortall

I spoke in the Dáil this week on the scourge of dangerous and illegal use of quadbikes and scramblers in our communities. It is very disappointing that Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil chose to vote against a measure that would have made it easier for the Gardaí to seize these vehicles when they are being used dangerously.

The government’s response is that they have set up a task-force to look at the issue. This group has only met twice since it was set up last April and really shows how out of touch Fine Gael are with the lives of people in our local area.
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Derek Mc Carthy FYI 😀

Josh Farrelly the soc dems just want a peaceful Christmas morning like the rest of us

I agree with Roisin and those who put this bill fwd. there’s a guy now in bits after a quad bike landed on him while his girlfriend had her pelvis smashed. Not funny

If it was happening in there areas .we would be stopped straight away.shocking .

2 months ago

Róisín Shortall

Photo Competition ” Capture Our Community” DNWAP are holding a photo competition “Capture Our Community” So if you have a photo that captures the best of life in the Dublin North West Area we want you to share your best shot with us, it doesn’t matter if you are a budding photographer or just like to take snaps with your smartphone we want to see your photos and you could win a nice prize! The photo competition is now open for entries and closing date is September 21st 2018 Enter our competition as many times as you like by emailing Please read our Terms & Conditions before you send in your photos ... See MoreSee Less


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Healthcare for older people is sometimes regarded as an add-on part of the health service when in fact it's absolutely integral to allowing people to live as long as possible with dignity says @RoisinShortall in #Dáil

[email protected] says an urgent audit is needed of women who have been tested for BRCA cancer gene in Crumlin Hospital - follows report that cancer patient was given false all-clear - by @JohnMooneyST in @SunTimesIreland #Marian

Urgent audit needed for women who have taken cancer gene test - Shortall - Social Democrats

Here we go again - auction politics. Will @campaignforleo cut taxes before or after he deals with 1M people on waiting lists for health services, or the rental crisis, or the 10,000 people who are homeless, or the fact that we have the worst childcare supports in Europe?

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Róisín Shortall’s Office Details

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

Tel: 01-6183593

[email protected]