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Statement by Stephen Donnelly TD Announcing His Departure

Statement by Stephen Donnelly TD Announcing His Departure

STATEMENT BY STEPHEN DONNELLY TD ANNOUNCING HIS DEPARTURE FROM THE SOCIAL DEMOCRATS Donnelly to reflect on how he can best continue to serve his constituents of Wicklow & East Carlow Monday 5 September, 2016: I am announcing, after a prolonged period of consideration, that I am leaving the Social Democrats with immediate effect. I do...
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....
5 Reasons This Budget Is Not Just Irresponsible - It's Dangerous

5 Reasons This Budget Is Not Just Irresponsible – It’s Dangerous

Last week’s Budget puts some money in most people’s pockets. But other that maximising votes, is there any serious thinking behind it? Does it set the country on a new and better path to a stable and prosperous future? An examination of five big ideas in the Budget suggests it does quite the opposite. 1....
Donnelly Welcomes Purchase of Convent Lands

Donnelly Welcomes Purchase of Convent Lands

Stephen Donnelly, Social Democrat TD for Wicklow and East Carlow, is delighted to share the news that the future viability of St. Brigid’s National School in Greystones has been secured with a last-minute deal between the convent and the Department of Education and Skills. St. Brigid’s has very little land – in fact its space...
The Great Divide - it's a lot worse than you think

The Great Divide – it’s a lot worse than you think

If you didn’t see David McWilliams’s Ireland’s Great Wealth Divide on Monday night, take 50 minutes out and watch it; it’s on the RTE player. It’s essential viewing and it tells us this: Ireland is a lot less equal and fair than we think it is. And it’s a lot less equal and fair than...
The Uncomfortable Truth about Irish Water

The Uncomfortable Truth about Irish Water

There are many things about water charges that Fine Gael/Labour would prefer you didn’t know. At the top of the list is this: Not one penny of the money they’re demanding you pay will be used to run, or to upgrade, the water system. In fact, even if everyone paid their water bill, every penny...