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Social Democrats Conference 2016. Pic SHARPPIX

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The Social Democrats inaugral national conference took place at the Treasury Holdings Tower, Convention Centre in Dublin over the weekend with Fintan O’Toole among the guest speakers.

Among the policy priorites set out by the party’s co-leaders Catherine Murphy, Stephen Donnelly and Roisin Shortall were repealing Section 7(3)(c) of the Equal Status Act, to remove the baptism barrier. Repealing the 8th and a review of Article 43 of the Constitution to “ensure the measures needed to effectively tackle the housing crisis can be swiftly introduced”.


From top:  Catherine Murphy and Roisin Shortall (top), Fintan O’Toole, Niall Crowley, Anne-Marie McNally and Philip O’Connor (second photo), Gary Gannon (third), Sarah-Jane Hennelly, Jen Whitmore and Glenna Lynch (fourth); Ms Murphy and Ms Shorthall.

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