Soc Dems happy to sit it out

To many observers’ bemusement, the Social Democrats have shown no inclination whatsoever to go into government following their impressive election showing

29th March, 2020
Soc Dems happy to sit it out
There are two very capable leaders in Roisín Shortall and Catherine Murphy, yet since the election, they have displayed no enthusiasm for going into government to implement their policies

The Green Party’s decision to rule itself out of government formation talks has got all the attention. But why have the Social Democrats been given a free pass in the middle of an unprecedented national crisis?

The party’s Dáil numbers have trebled from two TDs to six TDs. It has two very capable co-leaders in Roisín Shortall and Catherine Murphy. Yet, since the election, they have displayed no enthusiasm for going into government...

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