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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20 hours ago

Róisín Shortall

Róisín
I spoke in the Mansion House today on behalf of the Social Democrats on the 100th Anniversary of the first Dáil. We need to continue to work to build the progressive Republic that the members of the first Dáil envisioned.
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Well said Roisin... one hundred years on the children of this country are as impoverished as ever to the shame of successive governments which have failed to honour the goals of that first Dáil.

1 month ago

Róisín Shortall

Extra Bus Stops for 40E Bus Route: Great to see Dublin Bus responding to local residents' concerns and agreeing to provide a number of new bus stops between Deanstown and Cabra along the 40E route. This will allow the communities there to have easier and quicker access to Broombridge Luas Station. ... See MoreSee Less

Extra Bus Stops for 40E Bus Route: Great to see Dublin Bus responding to local residents concerns and agreeing to provide a number of new bus stops between Deanstown and Cabra along the 40E route.  This will allow the communities there to have easier and quicker access to Broombridge Luas Station.

 

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luas should be extended to finglas/ ballymun/ aerport talking about metro aerport link since 2001..consultants big paydays estabisment.td councillers talking..shop raiseing there profile on social media.....

1 month ago

Róisín Shortall

"Casualty figures also show that between 2014 and 2017, there were 39 people killed or injured in collisions involving a quad-bike or scrambler on a public road. 16 (41%) were 18 years of age or under." http://bit.ly/2RzR83M ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

Róisín Shortall

Social Democrats
This day 100 years ago Irish women voted in general elections for the first time.......today we are still striving to build an inclusive and equal Republic
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There is massive demand from parents for our Parental Leave Bill. I am appealing to @FineGael to listen to parents and allow time in the Seanad for this Bill to pass.

[email protected] calls on @FineGael in the #Seanad to provide time for our Parental Leave Bill. Parents all across country urgently waiting for new provisions that allow them spend more time with their children @jerrybuttimer

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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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