Compare The Market


This morning.

The launch of the Social Democrats General Election 2020 manifesto with co-leaders Roisin Shortall and Catherine Murphy (top centre) surrounded by some of the 20 candidates running for the party..

The document, entitled ‘Invest in Better’, is described by the party as a roadmap for what it calls a “uniquely Irish version of the Nordic model“.

“We are what it says on the tin,” said co-leader Róisín Shortall.

“We are for investment in public services. This is not reinventing the wheel. We’re following the approach of Nordic countries that work well for everyone.”

The party said it will reshape the National Development Plan to give priority to public transport and cycling, while also putting any windfall tax gains towards the DART Underground project.

….The party is also proposing an extension of parental leave which would ensure parents can access paid leave for the first full year of a child’s life.

The first six months would continue to be composed of maternity leave, with a further six months which can be shared by the parents.

Social Democrats set out plan for improved quality of life in election manifesto (RTÉ)

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3 thoughts on “Compare The Market

  1. Jam

    This is stupid. Nordic countries are not swimming in debt and have massive strategic investment funds in some cases

    1. Dr_Chimp

      It’s all a load of hot hair. The state simply can’t afford to do any of it. And what a waste of public land it would be to build houses. We need some houses but overwhelmingly need high density apartments with a mix of private/social/affordable within existing city boundaries. Can’t have another Ballymun. The problem is that apartments cost more than houses to build.

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