Social Democrats’ Policies & New Politics Vastly Different to Fianna Fáil Stale Cartel-Style Politics

February 2, 2017

The Social Democrats this afternoon pointed to a significant number of very clear policy differences in their manifesto and fundamental priorities when compared to Fianna Fáil.

Social Democrats Co-Leaders Catherine Murphy TD and Róisín Shortall TD highlighted some very obvious differences between the two parties but said the most obvious one was the Social Democrats commitment to honest politics.

Speaking today Róisín Shortall TD said:

“Anybody who takes even a passing glance at the policies of The Social Democrats will see there are significant differences between the new approach to politics we have taken based on honesty and offering a new way of doing things in Irish politics.

“I could point to substantial differences between ours and Fianna Fáil’s policy positions such as:

  • Our commitment to Universal Healthcare
  • Our stance on the issue of repeal of the 8th amendment
  • Our calls for an end to the baptism barrier in Irish schools
  • Our commitment to ending child poverty by 2021.
  • Our proposal for the establishment of an Independent Anti-Corruption Agency

Those are just a snapshot of specific positions were our parties differ significantly.”

“Of course it also seems obvious to say that another substantial difference is that while Fianna Fáil are a party of old style civil war politics who essentially wrecked the economy and the country,  we are a party of today and tomorrow, with a long-term vision for Irish society that is vastly different from the stale cartel that has governed Ireland for far too long.”

2nd Feb 2017