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Monthly archive November, 2015
Resolving the Mortgage Crisis

Resolving the Mortgage Crisis

The Social Democrats have today announced their plans to resolve the mortgage crisis. The policy paper, which was developed with input from David Hall of IMHO and others is designed to minimise the number of repossessions, ensure borrowers receive fair treatment, ensure appropriate solutions are offered on a case by case basis, and minimise on-going...
People Power Rules the Day

People Power Rules the Day

November 26th, 2015- Stephen Donnelly, Social Democrats TD for Wicklow and East Carlow, has welcomed the announcement that Lidl have decided not to continue the sale of premises to McDonalds and will instead pursue other plans. The store, which was set to be constructed right beside three schools, had been the subject of a number...
Social Democrats are Brave for Business

Social Democrats are Brave for Business

Glenna Lynch, Social Democrat Candidate for Dublin Bay South and Stephen Donnelly, Joint Leader, have this afternoon addressed the Brave Business Conference. The conference, which is in its first year is an event designed to teach entrepreneurs and business owners everything they need to know about incorporating social media & online marketing into their business....
Whitmore Joins Social Democrats

Whitmore Joins Social Democrats

  Greystones District Councillor Jennifer Whitmore has formally joined the Social Democrats. Whitmore made the announcement at a public meeting held by Whitmore and Social Democrats TD for Wicklow and East Carlow Stephen Donnelly earlier this week. Speaking in Greystones today Whitmore stated: ‘I am very proud to be able to officially call myself a...
Donnelly Welcomes Budget ’16 Boost for Film Industry

Donnelly Welcomes Budget ’16 Boost for Film Industry

Stephen Donnelly, Social Democrats TD for Wicklow and East Carlow has welcomed the major boost to Wicklow’s film industry in Budget 2016. It was announced earlier this month that the film tax credit will rise from €50m to €70m to encourage the development of a greater number of high budget series in Ireland. Speaking in Ashford...
Donnelly Slams Under Investment in Education

Donnelly Slams Under Investment in Education

Stephen Donnelly, Social Democrats TD for Wicklow and East Carlow has slammed Government under investment in education over the last four years. Speaking to the Taoiseach Enda Kenny in the Dail chamber on Wednesday, Donnelly asked why the government had increased the education budget by only €24 million (less than one fifth of 1% available)....