The national executive of the Social Democrats is expected to meet tonight to discuss the leadership election process.

It comes after co-leaders, Róisín Shortall and Catherine Murphy, decided to call it a day.

Both are remaining on as TDs.

The party has four other deputies but none has yet declared their intentions.

Kildare Councillor, Bill Clear, was surprised to see the co-leaders go but says the resignations were part of the growth of the party....


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