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Two papers released by the UK suggest Brexit is as sensible as Trump's wall

Two papers released by the UK suggest Brexit is as sensible as Trump’s wall

Assessing the two Brexit papers released last week by the UK government is difficult, due largely to the misguided nature of the underlying premise. It’s a bit like trying to assess a paper from the White House on options for building a wall along the Mexican border. Trump’s wall is populist, ill-conceived nonsense. Popular with...
Greystones Park and Ride

Greystones Park and Ride

Wicklow County Council is currently holding a public consultation on its parking bye-laws. The draft includes a proposal to charge €2/day for the Greystones Park & Ride. For anyone using it for work, that’s €500/year. Public transport needs to be promoted, and a key part of that is the park & ride facility. I believe...
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...
New Politics – What Is It, and Why Do We Need It?

New Politics – What Is It, and Why Do We Need It?

Earlier this week I had the great honour of speaking at the MacGill Summer School, on this nebulous idea of ‘New Politics’. I wanted to lay out the context for New Politics – why we need it, and what on earth it is. New Politics – What is it, and why do we need it?...
What's Next for the Social Democrats?

What’s Next for the Social Democrats?

Earlier today I had a chat with Pat Kenny about what the next Dail term holds for the Social Democrats, the location of the new children’s hospital and plans for the health service. You can listen back here:
Our Manifesto

Our Manifesto

Today we are launching our very first policy manifesto. It’s called Building a Better Future, 2016-2026. The manifesto sets out our position and approach to a wide variety of topics, under three core pillars: Tackling Corruption Building an Irish National Health Service Demanding Responsible Economics The manifesto is a ‘working document’ that we will update...